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
See all 1270 quotes, quips, sayings, wit, and a little wisdom
on the subject of those who fish, fishing, fish, tackle, boats, rivers, lakes and sea.
So, five more keen observations on the world of fishing and fishermen, enjoy. Total quotes now 1265.
“I only make movies to finance my fishing.” – Lee Marvin
“The tides control every sea-run cutthroat addict. Each beach is different—some fish best on the rising tide, while others fish best on the falling tide. Learning all this takes some time, but it’s not brain surgery—and this life of living with the tides carries the pulse and music of the planet.” – Chester Allen
“A great lie is like a great fish on dry land; it may fret and fling and make a frightful bother, but it cannot hurt you. You have only to keep still, and it will die of itself.” – George Crabbe
“Under the right conditions, you can watch a big trout take a fly under—a hundred feet away—and track its radiating waves until they lap against your canoe like a friendly cat” – Peter Shea
“Anger was washed away in the river along with any obligation.” – Ernest Hemingway
See all 1265 quotes here.
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)
More insight and introspection on this recreational addiction of ours, which some call fishing. New quotes are numbers 1231 to 1235. See all 1235 fishing quotations and sayings here.
“The outdoor life pleased these old men because they believed any properly obsessed fly fisherman carried the rivers and trout inside him.”
– Harry Middleton
“That’s about as big as a fish that big gets”
– A Nonymouse
“There are always new places to go fishing. For any fisherman, there’s always a new place, always a new horizon”
– Jack Nicklaus
“Education is important – but fishing is importanter”
– Hu Nose
“…water that isn’t fit for trout won’t much longer be fit for us.”
– Arnold Gingrich
Five more fishing quotes and sayings, and the total rises to 1230, all available on the Quotes Page.
“Nothing in this world so enlivens my spirit and emotions as the rivers I know. They are necessities.” – Nick Lyons
“There is a cost to a fish being caught, even if it is promptly released.” – Paul Guernsey
“You did not kill the fish only to keep alive and to sell for food, he thought. You killed for pride and because you are a fisherman. You loved him when he was alive and you loved him after. If you love him, it is not a sin to kill him. Or is it more?” – Ernest Hemmingway
“You are killing me, fish, the old man thought. But you have a right to. Never have I seen a greater, or more beautiful, or a calmer or more noble thing than you, brother.”
– Ernest Hemmingway
“…buying a fly rod in the average city store, that is, joining it up and safely waggling it a bit, is much like seeing a woman’s arm protruding from a car window: all one can readily be sure of is that the window is open.” – Robert Travers
Just put up five new fishing quotes and sayings, hooked and landed from the river of words that flow through the sport we love. Total number of quotes now 1225, see them all here.
“The world needs more tackle boxes and less XBoxes”
– Shimano – Number 1221
“She asked me to whisper the three words every girl wants to hear, so I said “Let’s go fishing.”””
– NA – Number 1222
“Fishing is only an addiction if you are trying to quit.”
– NA – Number 1223
“I got 99 problems and fish’n solves all of ’em”
– Earl Dibbles – Number 1224
“In the best stories about fly fishing … big fish are caught or lost; people say wild and spontaneous words; event becomes memory and sometimes, in the hands of a master, bleeds into art”
– Nick Lyons – Number 1225
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.
Five more fishing quotations for your edification and maybe education – Quote Numbers 1181 to 1185.
“Have you also learned that secret from the river; that there is no such thing as time?” That the river is everywhere at the same time, at the source and at the mouth, at the waterfall, at the ferry, at the current, in the ocean and in the mountains, everywhere and that the present only exists for it, not the shadow of the past nor the shadow of the future.”
– Hermann Hesse Siddharth
“Lyin’ is lyin’, be it about fish or money and is forbid by Scripter … Billy Matison’s got to give up fish-lyin’ or he won’t never get into the kingdom”
– Ellis Parker Butler
“I should never make anything of a fisherman. I had not got sufficient imagination”
– Jerome K Jerome
“The number of fishermen today who go out on a boat with the intention of catching fish is very disenchanting. It degrades fishing into a hobby”
– Bauvard The Prince of Plungers
“We caught him,” I said. “That’s the fun part.” For us, at least. I doubt the fish would agree”
– Kathy Reichstest
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Five new quotes and sayings trawled up from the sea of words enveloping our sport.
“If it appears I’m ignoring you it is most likely I’m – busy fishing – thinking about fishing – talking about fishing – reading about fishing – or I’m just plain not interested in what you are talking about!”
– some brave but not forthcoming soul (1161)
“When it comes to this fishing there is no black and white. It is all gray. The only absolutes have to do with rigging, before you ever get out there.”
– Stu Apte (1162)
“Somehow you’ve got to get that fly to drift without a tug from your leader. One heartbeat longer is often enough. There’s a fish watching, waiting. Most of them will say yes if you don’t do something that tells them no.”
– Scott Sadil (1163)
“Of all nature’s animated kingdoms, fish are the most unchristian, inhospitable, heartless, and cold-blooded of creatures.”
– Herman Melville (1164)
“Water is the driving force of all nature”.
– Leonardo da Vinci (1165)
To view all 1165 quotes go here.