5 New Fishing Quotes and Sayings – 21 Dec. 2014

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.quill

“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

5 New Fishing Quotations and Sayings: 30 Oct 2014

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 Quotes and Sayings Jan 23 2014

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

To view all fishing quotes and sayings, go here.

New Fishing Quotes and Sayings 17 Sep 2013

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.

Five new fishing quotes and sayings: 12 July 2013 Numbers 1146 – 1150

“There are several kinds of trout liars. The liar of weights, who never catches more than half a dozen trout a day, but they can weigh anywhere from 8 lb. to 10 lb. Then there is the liar of numbers, who always catches so many dozens in an hour and 28 minutes. And there is the liar of places, who knows hidden pools, dark and still, in the secret places of the rocks that are just boiling over with trout … and you fish in them for eight mortal hours without a nibble.”
– Written in 1988, nothing changes

“Humans are the only animals that have children on purpose with the exception of guppies, who like to eat theirs.”
– P J O’Rourke

“If today was a fish I’d throw it back.”

“Like they say, you can learn more from a guide in one day than you can in three months fishing.”
– Mario Lopez (Think this quote may have been more accurate with the insertion of "good" before "guide" – Bish)

“Learning something new about angling always excites my brain—what would take a specific fish, why it was feeding, how to solve an individual angling problem.”
– Nick Lyons

See all 1150 quotes.

Five new fishing quotations and sayings, numbers 1060–1064, 1 April 2012

So here we go, 5 new quotations and and sayings about fishing. Now 1064 of them, when will it all end?

Number 1060

“If there is magic on the planet, it is contained in Water.” – Loren Eisely

Number 1061

“As an all-around streamer, it would be tough to beat some variation of a Woolly Bugger. Depending a bit on color, it suggests sculpins, other baitfish, leeches, big nymphs, a living, swimming, wiggly chunk of food.” – Brant Oswald

Number 1062

“A man should think when he fishing of all manner and shape of things, flowing as easily through the mind as the light stream among the rocks”

Roderick Haig-Brown – Season of a Fisherman

Number 1063

“Complete content – the day has brought it – he fished for pleasure and he caught it.”

H . J. The Optimist

Number 1064

“A fishing guide isn’t doing his job unless he leaves a client with at least one lesson that makes him a better angler regardless of how many fish are taken on a given day”

Charlie Meyers and Kirk Deeter – The Little Red Book of Fly Fishing

Three new fishing quotes and sayings, 22 Sep 2011

I have just uploaded 3 new fishing quotes and sayings, numbers 1046 – 1048.

My pick is one that unfortunately becomes more and more true, seemingly, every day –

“ From my own experience I can say that a bad back makes you hike slower, stove-up knees keep you from wading confidently, tendinitis of the elbows buggers your casting, and a dose of giardia can send you dashing to the bushes fifteen times in an afternoon, but although none of this is fun, it’s discernibly better than not fishing.”

John Gierach – on putting up with getting old.