And rightly so. Sports guys talk about various glory moments where pure luck or doing the wrong thing (according to the fundamentals) worked out well. Fishing stories are all... yeah..
Basically all groups have their lore. Everyone knows it contains an element of bragging, a lot of BS and some downright fabrication. It's not about fact reporting, its about bonding, it's about highlighting certain aspects to demonstrate traits valued in the group, it's about passing on a generalized knowledge. Hell, some places "shooting the shit" is called "telling lies with the boys".