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FISH OR CUT BAIT; Adapting to climate change in the Shuswap – The Shuswap Fire Starter
FISH OR CUT BAIT is an old saying dating back to the days when worms weren’t for sale at the Blind Bay grocer, and baiting hooks meant cutting up trash fish into salmon

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  1. David Steinmuller says:

    I've completely misinterpreted that saying for a long time.

  2. Fjord Lynn says:

    Me too. I always thought it was making the choice to reel in a hard to pull fish (risking breaking your pole) or cutting the line.

    Actually, looking into it more, the term "cut bait" changed over time and this actually changed the entire meaning of the expression.


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