Boating Magazine has provided some telltale signs on how to catch a fibbing fisherman. How do you know when is a fish story is a fish story? Look for these clues, according to Dr. Alan Hirsh of Chicago's Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center.
- Blinking less often than usual, or looking away right after eye contact.
- Scratching, rubbing, or touching the nose, ears, or face.
- Excessive smiling, insincere grimacing, or laughing inappropriately.
- Sudden use of qualifiers/modifiers like ''ordinarily'' and ''usually.''
- A preoccupation with objects in the area like fishing lures.
- Pause fillers like ''uh'' and ''um,'' stuttering, throat clearing and lip licking.
Special Comment by Don Quilici, outdoor editor for the Nevada Appeal, "Geez, these characteristics perfectly describes my fishing partners Bud Higgins of Douglas County, Norm Budden and Bob "Slick" McCulloch of Carson City. Could they be fibbers?"