5 New fishing quotes and sayings: 12 June 2012

Just up 5 new fishing quotes and sayings, numbers 1071 – 1075:

“So, eventually, he made one final arrangement with himself, which he has religiously held to ever since, and that was to count each fish that he caught as ten, and to assume ten to begin with. For example, if he did not catch any fish at all, then he said he had caught ten fish – you could never catch less than ten fish by his system; that was the foundation of it. Then, if by any chance he really did catch one fish, he called it twenty, while two fish would count thirty, three forty, and so on.”
– Jerome K Jerome ‘Three Men In A Boat’ (1071)

“Maybe your stature as a fly fisherman isn’t determined by how big a trout you can catch, but by how small a trout you can catch without being disappointed.”
– John Geirach (1072)

“If you’re a fish and you want to be a fish-stick, you have to have very good posture.” – Mitch Hedberg (1073)

“If our father had had his way, nobody who did not know how to fish would be allowed to disgrace a fish by catching him.”
– Norman Maclean ‘A River Runs Through It’ (1074)

“When you see a fish you don’t think of its scales, do you? You think of its speed, its floating, flashing body seen through the water… If I made fins and eyes and scales, I would arrest its movement, give a pattern or shape of reality. I want just the flash of its spirit.”
– Constantini Brancus (1075)

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