If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles.
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot.
Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.
Somebody just back of you while you are fishing is as bad as someone looking over your shoulder while you write a letter to your girl.
Fishing is a... discipline in the equality of men - for all men are equal before fish.
All men are equal before fish.
The fishing was good; it was the catching that was bad.
The gods do not deduct from man's allotted span the hours spent in fishing.
Calling fishing a hobby is like calling brain surgery a job.
The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope.
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.
Fishing is much more than fish. It is the great occasion when we may return to the fine simplicity of our forefathers.
There is no greater fan of fly fishing than the worm.
Bragging may not bring happiness, but no man having caught a large fish goes home through an alley.
My father was very sure about certain matters pertaining to the universe. To him all good things-trout as well as eternal salvation-come by grace and grace comes by art and art does not come easy.
Fishing is a delusion entirely surrounded by liars in old clothes.
All good things come by grace, and grace comes by art, and art does not come easy.
There will be days when the fishing is better than one's most optimistic forecast, others when it is far worse. Either is a gain over just staying home.
Creeps and idiots cannot conceal themselves for long on a fishing trip.
A cigar has "...a fire at one end and a fool at the other."