Five More Fishing Quotations and Sayings: 30 May 2014

Just caught 5 more quotations and sayings about fishing, fish and fishers: Numbers 1201 – 1205. See all 1205 quotes here.

“When I take a fly out of my vise I nearly always say, ‘I can do better.’  And on every fly I tie, I honestly try to do that.”
– Charlie Craven

“… it takes several years of serious fishing before a man learns enough to go through a whole season with an unblemished record of physical and spiritual anguish.”
– Ed Zern

“Silently observing the water, choosing the right fly and the constant casting appeared to me like a certain form of choreography.”
– NA

“The river reflected whatever it chose of sky and bridge and burning tree, and when the undergraduate had oared his boat through the reflections they closed again, completely, as if they had never been. There one might have sat the clock round lost in thought. Thought –to call it by a prouder name than it deserved– had let its line down into the stream. It swayed, minute after minute, hither and thither among the reflections and the weeds, letting the water lift it and sink it until –you know the little tug — the sudden conglomeration of an idea at the end of one’s line: and then the cautious hauling of it in, and the careful laying of it out? Alas, laid on the grass how small, how insignificant this thought of mine looked; the sort of fish that a good fisherman puts back into the water so that it may grow fatter and be one day worth cooking and eating.”
– Virginia Woolf

“I do not know anything more beautiful in nature than the head-and-tailing trout.”
-  Harry Plunkett-Green

Posted by Tony Bishop