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
It has been a while I know but to quote John Lennon “Life happens while you are making other plans.” But here, at last, are fishing quotes numbers 1266 – 1270.
“I have never tied a perfect pattern. Every fly has an antic disposition, an errant fiber, or faulty wrap.” Darrel Martin
“The greatest sight in fishing is the hole where the popping bug used to be.” 84-year-old Florida fishing guide, quoted by Guy de la Valdene
“It is the fisherman’s way, exploring, and I shall follow such slim promises until I follow no more trails at all.” Nick Lyons
“Truth can be a slippery notion for anglers who have traditionally been exempt from precise accuracy.” Henry Hughes
“Soon he was in the regular rhythm of it: cast-and-retrieve, step down, cast again. With each movement, he felt more of the week’s accumulated stress ease out of him, and his spirits rose accordingly.” Steve Raymond
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on the subject of those who fish, fishing, fish, tackle, boats, rivers, lakes and sea.
Kicking the New Year off with five more fishing quotations; total now 1260.
Fly fishing for trout is a sport that depends not so much on catching the fish as their mere presence and on the fact that you do, now and again, catch some.
– John Gierach Quote Number 1256
It’s a fact that trout can be awfully ignorant of fly fishing’s rich didactic history and all the rules we’ve invented to corroborate our theories of fish behavior
– Dave Karczynski Quote Number 1257
You can spend an hour or more working on a single trout. I do this regularly. If I catch him, I feel unnaturally elated. If I fail, I tip my cap to him. But it nags at me. I’ve got to believe I’m the one with the bigger brain.
– William G. Tapply Quote Number 1258
The shadow of sharks is the shadow of death, and they call forth dim ultimate fears. Yet there is something holy in their silence.
– Peter Matthiessen Quote Number 1259
The balance of probability, I think, leans to the theory that the trout is so obsessed by the pressure of appetite the he only sees what he wants to see – his supposed insect prey – and ignores the hook as an irrelevant detail, all of which goes to prove that the wily trout of the poets and journalists is – may Providence be devoutly thanked for it – really rather a stupid person.
– Skues Quote Number 1260
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)
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.
Here we go again, five new pithy and fishy quotations and saying, bringing the total up to 1210.
“Celebrity chefs are the leaders in the field of food, and we are the led. Why should the leaders of chemical businesses be held responsible for polluting the marine environment with a few grams of effluent, which is sub-lethal to marine species, while celebrity chefs are turning out endangered fish at several dozen tables a night without enduring a syllable of criticism?”
– Charles Clover
“Fish,” he said softly, aloud, “I’ll stay with you until I am dead.”
– Ernest Hemingway
“It takes a man who is a thinker. To catch the big one, hook, line and sinker!”
“Floods of humanity, lakes of peace, rivers of gold, the tides of war; all we are and do is linked to the water of life.”
– David Mead
“As with a faint star in the night’s sky, one can better understand fishing’s allure by looking around it, off to the side, not right at it”
– Holly Morris
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