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Five New Fishy Quotes and Sayings

More mind fertiliser from the pens of the true tellers of fishing tales.

“How to become a millionaire by fishing? Start out as a billionaire.” #1336

“Chris Yates is an angling legend who presented A Passion for Angling, which celebrates its 20th anniversary next month. It is still considered the best-ever television programme about fishing. Part of the problem with extreme fishing shows is the nature of modern television, thinks Yates. “They are tearing apart whatever the beauty of the subject is and showing one populist image,” he says. His series took four-and-a-half years to film. “No one in their right mind would make a TV film about fishing. I was insane to agree to do it. Fishing doesn’t translate into TV, unless you can somehow convey the sense of tranquility and mystery, as [A Passion for Angling’s filmmaker] Hugh Miles managed to do. There’s this mystery about why you are doing it and there’s this unknown world happening below the surface of the water, and your line is connecting you to it.” #1337

“There is certainly something in angling that tends to produce a serenity of the mind.” #1338

“Because fly lines are wild snakes that need to be tamed…” #1339

“People get the Politicians and fishing tackle they deserve.” #1340

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Five New Fishing Quotes and Sayings

And each day, month and year the bottle waste grows at an increasing rate.

“Bottled water companies don’t produce water: they produce plastic bottles.” #1331

“If, as I suspect, trout fishing is something of a disease, then it is also something of a therapy in itself.” #1332

“Fishing Tournaments seem a little like playing tennis with living balls.” #1333

“The biggest lie I tell myself is I am just going to run into the tackle shop and grab one thing! ” #1334

“How to become a millionaire by fishing … start out as a billionaire.” #1335

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Five New Fishing Quotes and Sayings

Five new fishing quotes bring the total up to 1325.

“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’m 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

“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

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Five New Fishing Quotes and Sayings

Just loaded 5 more quotes and sayings about fishing and things fishy.

“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)

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Five New Fishing Quotations and Sayings

“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 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

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Five New Fishing Quotes and Sayings

More quotes on fishing and fishy things are 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 saltwater ecosystems and of the water we drink and bathe in is, therefore, one of the cornerstones of environmental protection.” #1296

“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.”  #1297

“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”  #1298

“The only fisherman you should try to be better than, is the fisherman you were yesterday.” #1299

“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.” #1300

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5 New Fishing Quotes and Sayings

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.” #1291

“If, as I suspect, trout fishing is something of a disease, then it is also something of a therapy in itself.” #1292

“There’s only one thing wrong with a fishing day–its staggering brevity.” #1293

“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.” #1294

“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” #1295

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5 New Fishing Quotes and Sayings

These five new quotes are numbers 1281 – 1285. 

“A fish story needs no apology.  And no affidavit or string of affidavits can add anything to its credibility.”  #1281

“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.”  #1282

“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.” #1283

“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.”  #1284

“Fish quietly. The silence of wilderness is too beautiful to miss.” #1285

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

Been a bit quiet since I found out 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” #1276

“I don’t go fishing to escape my life; I go fishing to live my life.”  #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.”  #1278

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

“Brown trout, speckled cunning, a fox with fins” #1280

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Five New Fishy Quotes and Sayings

More musings on fishing and fishermen.

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

“The whole notion of trout fishing would not be so romantic if the trout did not win, too.”  #1272

“I’ve never had all the flies I wanted, probably never will, and couldn’t carry them all if I did.” #1273

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

“Confidence is the best lure in your tackle box.” #1275

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