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"Everyone should believe in something... I believe I'll go fishing"

"...That's why its called fishing, not catching!"

"Enter the stream like a gentleman and the fish will bite your hook.  Enter the stream like a fisherman and don't expect a look!"

"Only an extraordinary person would purposely risk being outsmarted by a creature often less than twelve inches long, over and over again"

"Three fourths of the Earth's surface is water and one fourth is land.  It is quite clear that the good Lord intended us to spend triple the amount of time fishing as taking care of the lawn."

"Fly fishing may be a very pleasant amusement; but angling can only be compared to a stick and a string, with a worm at one end and a fool at the other."

"My biggest worry is that my wife (when I'm dead) will sell my fishing gear for what I said I paid for it"

"What a tourist calls a plague of insects, a fly fisher calls a great hatch"

"The man who coined the phrase "Money can't buy happiness", never bought himself a good fly rod!" - Reg Baird, from his video Labrador Trout

 "Fly fishermen are born honest, but they get over it." - Ed Zern

  "The great charm of fly-fishing is that we are always learning." - Theodore Gordon

  "The angling fever is a very real disease and can only be cured by the application of cold water and fresh, untainted air." - Theodore Gordon

  "Fly-fishing is the most fun you can have standing up." - Arnold Gingrich

  "Men and fish are alike. They both get into trouble when they open their mouths." - Jimmy D Moore

  "Give a man a fish and he'll eat for a day. Teach him to fly fish and he'll move to Montana." - Anonymous


"There is no greater fan of fly fishing than the worm."  - Patrick McManus - Never Sniff a Gift Fish

  "Some go to church and think about fishing, others go fishing and think about God." - Tony Blake

  "The trout do not rise in the cemetery, so you better do your fishing while you are still able." - Sparse Grey Hackle






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