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A Man of the (Same) Cloth

Posted on July 10 2008

Reminding me of that great Ed Zern quote — “Fly fishermen are born honest, but they get over it” — R.J. Mere encounters a pastor on vacation and wonders if his fishing report might be taking the usual liberties.
“‘I met this guy who says he’s been catching salmon up to 31 inches.’
‘Did he show you the fish?’
‘No,’ I said and then added, ‘But he’s a man of the cloth.’
Her impish eyes lit up, ‘Well, maybe that’s why he comes up here on vacation — so he can tell lies and get it out of his system!'”

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