When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain.
Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.
I've gone fishing thousands of times in my life, and I have never once felt unlucky or poorly paid for those hours on the water.
They say you forget your troubles on a trout stream, but that's not quite it. What happens is that you begin to see where your troubles fit into the grand scheme of things, and suddenly they're just not such a big deal anymore.
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot.
I have fished through fishless days that I remember happily without regret.
It has always been my private conviction that any man who puts his intelligence up against a fish and loses had it coming.
Fishing tournaments seem a little like playing tennis with living balls.
The perch swallows the grub-worm, the pickerel swallows the perch, and the fisherman swallows the pickerel; and so all the chinks in the scale of being are filled.
I like to fish. Fishing is always a way of relaxing.
The only thing bad about winning the pennant is that you have to manage the All-Star Game the next year. I'd rather go fishing for three years.
It's a little like casting out hundreds of fishing lines into the audience. You start getting little bites, then more, then you hook a few, then more. Then you can start reeling them in and that's a loveliest feeling - the whole audience laughing with you.
Like they say, you can learn more from a guide in one day than you can in three months fishing alone.
Something to think about: If you fish the wrong fly long and hard enough, it will sooner or later become the right fly.
We also own a little boat and I'm like a kid with it. I take off early in the morning, fishing rod in tow, and just drift about the ocean all day.
Well, I love fishing. I wouldn't kill a fly myself but I've no hesitation in killing a fish. A lot of men are like that. No bother. Out you come. Thump. And that's not the only reason.
We have seen Indians in immense numbers, and all those on this coast of the Pacific contrive to make a good subsistence on various seeds, and by fishing.
I'm fishing for men with a certain kind of bait, and the bait that I am offering is not a candy; it's a very specific thing that I'm offering, which is a deep gospel and a deep conversion.
I have laid aside business, and gone a'fishing.
All those authors there, most of whom of course I've never met. That's the poetry side, that's the prose side, that's the fishing and miscellaneous behind me. You get an affection for books that you've enjoyed.
The great charm of fly-fishing is that we are always learning.
All Americans believe that they are born fishermen. For a man to admit a distaste for fishing would be like denouncing mother-love or hating moonlight.
One guy that I wish was here right now, Ted Williams, helped me so much, our long talks, not about hitting but about fishing, one of Ted's passions, and I wish he was here today to share this with me because I owe so much to Ted Williams.
I love talk and I love fishing. I'm having a ball.
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