The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope.
If all politicians fished instead of spoke publicly, we would be at peace with the world.
Bragging may not bring happiness, but no man having caught a large fish goes home through an alley.
No life is so happy and so pleasant as the life of the well-govern'd angler.
The finest gift you can give to any fisherman is to put a good fish back, and who knows if the fish that you caught isn't someone else's gift to you?
The two best times to fish is when it's raining and when it ain't.
Scholars have long known that fishing eventually turns men into philosophers. Unfortunately, it is almost impossible to buy decent tackle on a philosopher's salary.
He told us about Christ's disciples being fisherman, and we were left to assume...that all great fishermen on the Sea of Galilee were fly fisherman and that John, the favorite, was a dry-fly fisherman.
Something to think about: If you fish the wrong fly long and hard enough, it will sooner or later become the right fly.
Creeps and idiots cannot conceal themselves for long on a fishing trip.
Lots of people committed crimes during the year who would not have done so if they had been fishing. The increase of crime is among those deprived of the regenerations that impregnate the mind and character of the fisherman.
There is no greater fan of fly fishing than the worm.
Calling fishing a hobby is like calling brain surgery a job.
I love fishing. You put that line in the water and you don't know what's on the other end. Your imagination is under there.
In every species of fish I've angled for, it is the ones that have got away that thrill me the most, the ones that keep fresh in my memory. So I say it is good to lose fish. If we didn't, much of the thrill of angling would be gone.
Sex is the most fun you can have without smiling.
I don't know what's on the other side.
We do not know what is on the other side of the storm.
It is only the inexperienced and thoughtless who find pleasure in killing fish for the mere sake of killing them. No sportsman does this.
The great charm of fly-fishing is that we are always learning.
It is impossible to grow weary of a sport that is never the same on any two days of the year.
Fishing is a... discipline in the equality of men - for all men are equal before fish.
Most of the world is covered by water. A fisherman's job is simple: Pick out the best parts.
A trout is a moment of beauty known only to those who seek it.
The gods do not deduct from man's allotted span the hours spent in fishing.
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