Tall Tales

You should have seen the one that got away!

Heard that one before? Given a few beers, almost any red blooded American hunter or fisherman can and will expound at great length about their triumphant successes. And conversely, each will relate heartbreaking stories of that near miss, that terrible loss, or that blown opportunity.  Sometimes, when they're told and retold, the actors in these yarns can seem to attain near mythological proportion! Both tragic and heroic.

All story telling sportsmen need and seem to possess a flair for the use of subtle exaggeration. Others not so much! I believe we come by this talent naturally, as American folklore is filled with bigger than life characters achieving the seemingly impossible. Think Paul Bunyan and Pecos Bill! Why let the truth get in the way of a good story.

At any rate, these photos prove once and for all that they don't all get away!