Five New Fishing Quotes – 19 May 2019

Five new fishing quotes bring the total up to 1325. See them all here.

Strange: when working I think about fishing; when fishing I don’t think about working. # 1321

The fishing was so bad even liars didn’t catch anything. #1322

I may seem quiet and reserved to you, but if you mess with me while I am fishing I will break out a level of crazy that will make your nightmares seem like a happy place. # 1323

What do the little fishes do that make the most truthful men untrue? #1324 – Joseph Morris

You know when they have a fishing show on TV? They catch the fish and then let it go. They don’t want to eat the fish, they just want to make it late for something. # 1325 – Mitch Hedberg

Five New Fishing Quotes: 7 April 2019

Just loaded 5 more quotes and sayings about fishing and things fishy. For more information about the quotes, author, publication details, see 1320 more here.

“A wise man once said, “F*ck it I am going fishing” – he lived happily ever after.” (1316)

“And, finally, not because I regard fishing as being so terribly important but because I suspect that so many of the other concerns of men are equally unimportant — and not nearly so much fun” (1317)

“If you could marry a super-model or go fishing every day, which would you choose – fresh or salt water?” (1318)

“The art of tying the wet fly rests upon a knowledge of trout-stream insect life, a knowledge of materials used for imitating the insect life, and an ability to select, prepare, blend, and use the proper materials to create neat, durable, and lifelike imitations of the natural insects” (1319)

“Fly fishing is not for everyone – it’s only for people who have a taste for adventure, love the outdoors, and want to feel alive.” (1320)

Five New Fishing Quotations 26 Dec 2018

“In certain circles, it is rumoured that anciently there was a fly pattern that possessed such magical fish-catching mojo that no fish could resist its siren-esque call. A fly with material so secretive that it was said there existed only one source of it hidden high in the Andes of Patagonia on the testicles of a golden Guanaco. A fly pattern so powerful that any angler who should possess it was assured of 100 fish days and to whom women instinctively flock like the salmon of Capistrano. ” #1306

“Keep them wet. Take the ego out of the shot. Then they are everyone’s fish that brings back a wonderful memory.” #1307

“I think the chief part of the ecstasy of fishing with the fly is to be found in the qualities of the fly rod, and if I am right in this, the more exquisite the rod the keener and more perfect the pleasure to be derived from the sport.” #1308

“In the mornings, when the grasses were still wet with a bright silver sheen and the antelope fled and the curlew flew ahead of us as we rattled along the rutted and pitted track across the benches down to the river, we always felt the nervous tingling of expectation.” #1309

“The sun never sets on the brown trout empire.” #1310

All 1310 quotations and sayings about fishing can be found here. You can also find author and publication details, where available.

5 More Fishing Quotes and Sayings 04 Nov 2018

5 more quotations, aphorisms, and sayings about fishing and things fishy rolled from the pens of some pretty smart chaps and chapesses.

Fish too much? Can’t be done.” Ernest Hemmingway

I’ve found the best way to help fish grow is to practise catch and release. Whenever I release A fish it always doubles in size by the time I get home and tell my friends.” NA

It is a magical moment when a trout perceives a floating mayfly on the surface, whether a natural or an imitation. All of its lifelong learning experiences with ambushing prey and watching its biological world unfold daily will all boil down to just a few seconds as it decides to accept or reject a fly. The selectivity phases in this book will better help you understand what is going through the trout’s mind in these breathtaking moments.” Matt Supinski

As the angler looks back, he thinks less of individual captures and days than of the scenes in which he fished” Lord Edward Grey

Small fish, in the hands of someone with small hands, are relatively large” NA

See all 1350 quotations here.

Five New Fishing Quotes 30 Oct 2018

Five new quotes on fishing and fishy things up now, and the total hits 1300.

Water is life. It is a precondition for human, animal and plant life as well as an indispensable resource for the economy. Water also plays a fundamental role in the climate regulation cycle. Protection of water resources, of fresh and salt water ecosystems and of the water we drink and bathe in is, therefore, one of the cornerstones of environmental protection.” – EU Water Framework Directive

Rod held high, you moved down the bank, dragged off into the endless night by a wild creature.  While overhead the Milky Way coursed the sky like a ragged river of stars.” – Ed Mitchel

When you pause to reflect on fishing, you often find out that the pursuit of fish has no bearing on your pursuit of fishing, or your enjoyment of the experience” – NA

The only fisherman you should try to be better than, is the fisherman you were yesterday.” – NA

if you don’t know where the fish lie but can cast well enough to cover all of the water with finesse, you are likely to solve the mystery and catch fish. If you know where they lie but can neither reach them nor present the fly naturally, you are not even in the game.” – Joan Wulff

All 1300 quotes can be seen here. The new numbers are 1296 – 1300.

 

5 New Fishing Quotes and sayings–29 Aug 2018

Just posted 5 more fishy and pithy quotations and sayings – total now 1295. (New numbers 1291 – 1295)

“To say that it was all just a matter of catching fish would be like saying that astronomy is nothing more than noticing the stars.”

“If, as I suspect, trout fishing is something of a disease, then it is also something of a therapy in itself.”

“There’s only one thing wrong with a fishing day–its staggering brevity.”

“Perhaps it’s true, as Ecclesiastes claims, that nothing is new under the sun, but as the year turns toward another century, here’s hoping the pleasures and gifts that angling brings never end.”

“The line between religion and fly fishing is barely there anyway, and this is most obvious when it comes to proselytizing. I don’t ever start a conversation with the intent of making a convert, but it happens before I know it”

See all the quotes here:http://www.bishfish.co.nz/quotes/fishquotes2.htm

5 New Fishing Quotes & Sayings 06 Mar 2018

These five new quotes are numbered 1286 – 1289, and all 1289 quotes with more info about them can be found here.

“I distrust experts in general and fishing experts in particular.”
– W.D. Wetherell

“Anticipating drag and dealing with it before the fact is one of the factors that distinguishes those people who always seem to catch more trout than the rest of us.” – Tom Rosenbauer

“Sometimes, concentrating on some deeply undercut bank, if you were lucky you could catch a glimpse of something dark and larger than anything your imagination could conjure.” – Nick Lyons

“The first and last object of the fly-fisher is to show as much of the fly to the fish as possible, and as little of everything else.” – Francis Francis (Yes that is his name)

“Fly fishing is a healthy antisocial sport, and many of us have an emotional investment in being misunderstood because it makes us feel strange and brilliant, like Van Gogh.” – John Gierach

5 New Fishing Quotes & Sayings 29 July 2017

These five quotes are numbers 1281 – 1285. All 1285 quotes can be found here.

“A fish story needs no apology.  And no affidavit or string of affidavits can add anything to its credibility.” – David Jordan

“It is perfectly true that good fishing is not all luck.  But it is just as true that there is no good fishing without some luck.” – Roderick Haig-Brown

“There don’t have to be a thousand fish in a river; let me locate a good one and I’ll get a thousand dreams out of him before I catch him–and if I catch him, I’ll turn him loose.” – Jim Deren

“Fishing, for many, is an indispensable connection to earth and life, and it matters little that the multitude that practices it is incapable of translating its ambiguities to another idiom.” – Thomas McGuane

“Fish quietly. The silence of wilderness is too beautiful to miss.” – NA

5 More Fishing Quotes, and a wee bit of C&R

Been a bit quiet since I found out just over a year ago that Bladder Cancer had got its hook into me. So the medics and I have spent quite a bit of time trying to persuade it to take up Catch and Release. Right now things appear to be at a stalemate, so I thought a few more fishy quotes would be in order.

"If you had to choose between marriage and fishing – would you pick freshwater or saltwater" Number 1276

"I don’t go fishing to escape my life; I go fishing to live my life." Number 1277

"Fishing is like that. It keeps you off balance, surprises you. It takes humility to learn, to accept that you may need a lesson or two even in your advanced stage of enlightenment." Kevin Nelson, Number 1278 (Even at 72, a new day a new lesson or two. – Bish)

"I go fishing, because without it, I’m basically a 2-year-old whose blankie is in the washer." Number 1279

"Brown trout, speckled cunning, a fox with fins" Martin Simpson, Number1280

Explore all 1280 quotes, sayings and silliness around fishing, here.

Five New Fishy Quotes – 12 Nov 2016

More musings on fishing and fishermen – now 1275 in total.

“The first principle in all fishing is simple: never let the fish know he’s being fished for.”  – Havilah Babcock (1271)

“The whole notion of trout fishing would not be so romantic if the trout did not win, too.” – Mark Rauschenberger (1272)

“I’ve never had all the flies I wanted, probably never will, and couldn’t carry them all if I did.” – John Gierach – Trout Bum (1273)

“Most fly patterns should be works in progress.” – Lou Tabory (1274)

“Confidence is the best lure in your tackle box.” – Gerald Swindle (1275)