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  1. #1
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    Feb 2011
    Altrincham, Cheshire NW England

    Default What's in a name

    Can anyone explain to me why a "Walleye" who has wall eyes and looks like the name suggests is a "zander" in europe and england or why a "Northern Pike in north america is only a "pike" this side of the pond? Two countries divided by language!

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    Default Re: What's in a name

    Speaking only for myself, as I was taught in grade school there was only one word that started with Z and that was zebra. Therefore it only made sense to go with a name describing its anatomy.

    Northern Pike, well it just sounded better than Southern Pike seeing how there is no such thing as a Southern Pike.

    Wonder how many points I'm gonna loose for

    I was going fly fishing until my wife suggested it, now I can't tell who is outsmarting who!

    Being "one with nature" requires a knowledge of what animals are living nearby and a weapon of sufficient magnitude to give you at minimum an equal chance of survival. No one has an invisible aura that animals can detect and sense your good intentions.

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