5 More Fishing Quotes Posted 26 August 2015

by Tony Bishop on August 27, 2015

More fishing goodness spilling from wise fishing heads: Total quotes now 1250.

“You can always tell a fisherman, but you cannot tell him much.”

Corey Ford (Number 1246)

“No human activity other than sex and murder has spawned more books than fishing. Many of them seem to bear out the truth of Humphrey’s observation. Luckily for those of us who love both fishing and reading, he exaggerated.”

William G Tapply (Number 1247)

““The literature of angling falls into two genres: the instructional and the devotional,” wrote William Humphrey in his satirical little novel My Moby Dick. “The former is written by fishermen who write, the latter by writers who fish””

William G Tapply (Number 1248)

“Moral: Humility and open-mindedness sometimes catch far more fish than all the wise guys.”

Robert Traver (Number 1249)

“There are hundreds of new streamer patterns the past decade with so many new choices of materials. Many of the newer patterns have eye appeal more for the tying community than the fish!”

Mac Brown (Number 1250)

See all 1250 quotes here.

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Five more fishing quotations and sayings hooked out of the river of words devoted to the sport we love. Total quotes now 1245, see them all here.

“Everybody should be quiet near a little stream and listen.” (1241)

“Everyone gets hung up in trees or stream-side brush.  Everyone.  Fly fishers who tell you different are either lying or never fish in those tricky places where the best fish lurk.” – Tom Rosenbauer (1242)

“I’d still consider them my favorite angling destinations. Elements contributing to a quality location are highly personal but, for me, mountains and wildness are essential. I like areas where humans vie with wolves and grizzlies for apex predator status. Places where logging hasn’t beaten back nature, where urbanity is nonexistent, and where rivers flow only through rocks, not concrete dams.” – Photographer Adam Tavender (1243)

“Even if you can’t cast very far, you can still catch a lot of fish, writes Chad Shmukler. “The anglers on the stream that aren’t throwing line farther than they need to are often the ones catching the most fish.”” – Chad Shmukler In a recent article on Hatch Magazine (1244)

“It is just as well to remember that angling is only a recreation, not a profession.  We usually find that men of the greatest experience are the most liberal and least dogmatic.” – Theodore Gordon (1245)

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More musings on the world of fishing and our place in it.

“I personally don’t happen to care a whoop for bass fishing or bass; in fact I loathe it and them; but I have no quarrel with the queer people who do, only a sort of bewildered pity.”

– Robert Travers (Num 1236)

“It is all about having a deep respect for nature, and then tricking nature into eating a plastic frog.” (Num 1237)

“There is no greater symbol of hope than an oversized fishing net.” (Num 2138)

“If we become conceited through great success, some day the trout will take us down a peg.”

– Theodore Gordon (Num 1239)

“Any time a professional fishing writer complains about his job, the world is rightfully licensed to kick his butt until he shuts up and realizes he isn’t exactly leading a life of quiet desperation out there on the Deschutes or the Tay or the Golfo Dulce.”

– James Babb (Num 1240)

See all 1240 quotes here.

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To UV or Not UV

by Tony Bishop on February 26, 2015

An excellent and deeply researched article on the MidCurrent site will provide answers to any and all questions you might have on the relevance of Ultraviolet light to fishing.

The money shot:

“He found that ultraviolet photographs of trout food looked “pretty much exactly the same as any other black and white photographs of the same subject.” He also went on to say that this was not surprising: “… trout food insects just simply don’t possess strong UV-reflectance patterns, and that trout are not likely to identify their food by looking for UV reflectance”.

… But for fly fishers, there seems to be no reason to elevate this trait to any significant status. For trout and a number of other species we target, ultraviolet-sensitive vision does not seem to be a component of the adult fish’s behavior, and it is especially unlikely to be an important part of the way they locate and identify their food.”

Read more here.

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More insight and introspection on this recreational addiction of ours, which some call fishing. New quotes are numbers 1231 to 1235. See all 1235 fishing quotations and sayings here.

“The outdoor life pleased these old men because they believed any properly obsessed fly fisherman carried the rivers and trout inside him.”
Harry Middleton

“That’s about as big as a fish that big gets”
– A Nonymouse

“There are always new places to go fishing. For any fisherman, there’s always a new place, always a new horizon”
Jack Nicklaus

“Education is important – but fishing is importanter”
Hu Nose

“…water that isn’t fit for trout won’t much longer be fit for us.”
Arnold Gingrich

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Five New Fishing Quotations and Sayings 19 Jan 2015

by Tony Bishop on January 19, 2015

Five more fishing quotes and sayings, and the total rises to 1230, all available on the Quotes Page.

Number 1226

“Nothing in this world so enlivens my spirit and emotions as the rivers I know.  They are necessities.” – Nick Lyons

Number 1227

“There is a cost to a fish being caught, even if it is promptly released.” – Paul Guernsey

Number 1228

“You did not kill the fish only to keep alive and to sell for food, he thought. You killed for pride and because you are a fisherman. You loved him when he was alive and you loved him after. If you love him, it is not a sin to kill him. Or is it more?” – Ernest Hemmingway

Number 1229

“You are killing me, fish, the old man thought. But you have a right to. Never have I seen a greater, or more beautiful, or a calmer or more noble thing than you, brother.”
– Ernest Hemmingway

Number 1230

“…buying a fly rod in the average city store, that is, joining it up and safely waggling it a bit, is much like seeing a woman’s arm protruding from a car window: all one can readily be sure of is that the window is open.” – Robert Travers

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5 New Fishing Quotes and Sayings – 21 Dec. 2014

by Tony Bishop on December 21, 2014

Just put up five new fishing quotes and sayings, hooked and landed from the river of words that flow through the sport we love. Total number of quotes now 1225, see them all here.quill

“The world needs more tackle boxes and less XBoxes”

– Shimano – Number 1221

“She asked me to whisper the three words every girl wants to hear, so I said “Let’s go fishing.”””

– NA – Number 1222

“Fishing is only an addiction if you are trying to quit.”

– NA  – Number 1223

“I got 99 problems and fish’n solves all of ’em”

– Earl Dibbles – Number 1224

“In the best stories about fly fishing … big fish are caught or lost; people say wild and spontaneous words; event becomes memory and sometimes, in the hands of a master, bleeds into art”

– Nick Lyons – Number 1225

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Crazy Kiwis in small jet-boats on beautiful rivers

by Tony Bishop on December 15, 2014

See the madness here on Moldy Chum 
Small jet-boats in New Zealand

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5 New Fishing Quotations and Sayings: 30 Oct 2014

by Tony Bishop on October 30, 2014

Five new fishing quotations and sayings, plus comment and wise stuff, brings the total to 1220 . Five latest are numbers 1216 to 1220.

“What do the little fishes do that make most truthful men untrue?”

– Joseph Morris – Number 1216

“The thrill of a fish at the end of the line, that thing that sparks from the dark water to spinal cord, is a vestige of an archetypal joy that has to do with sustenance, material and spiritual.”

Christopher Camuto  – Number 1217

“About the only certainty, other than uncertainty, in fly fishing is that a fly won’t catch fish if it stays in its box.”

– Arnold Gingrich – Number 1218

“Datin’is a lot like fishin’. Sometimes catch and release is the best method.”

Earl Dibbles Jr. – Number 1219

“These enthusiasts often like to hang signs that say “Gone Fishin'” or “Gone Huntin'”. But what these slogans really mean is “Gone Killing.”

Marc Bekoff – Number 1220

All 1220 quotes.

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Streamer Fishing for Trout – 5 Techniques

by Tony Bishop on October 3, 2014

From Deneki Outdoors a good run-down on five streamer fishing techniques that target bigger fish. A really worthwhile read.

“… However, we’ve found that most anglers fish streamer patterns using only one technique before giving up on the streamer and reaching back for the nymphs. Every day, every river, and every run is different, and successful anglers know that changing up retrieves is key in fooling more trout. Here are 5 ways to fish a streamer more effectively…”

Full story Here

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