The following is a collection of colloquialisms, sayings, quotes, and
fishing related truisms. Please send all submittals to the Webmaster
Often I've been exhausted on trout streams, uncomfortable, wet, cold,
briar-scarred, sunburned, mosquito-bitten, but never, with a fly rod in
my hand, have I been unhappy.
Charles Kuralt: America, 1966
Carpe Diem' does not mean 'fish of the day'.
If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd
be a shortage of fishing poles.
The two best times to fish is when itís raininí and when it ainít.
Patrick F. McManus
Many go fishing all their lives without knowing that it is not
fish they are after.
Henry David Thoreau
Flyfishing is like sex, everyone thinks there is more than there is,
and that everyone is getting more than their share.
Henry Kanemoto, 1996
If fishing is interfering with your business, give up your business.
Sparse Grey Hackle (Alfred W. Miller)
Fly-fishing is the most fun you can have standing up.
Arnold Gingrich, 1969
To him, all good things -- trout as well as eternal salvation-- come by grace
and grace comes by art and art does not come easy.
Norman Maclean, 1976
Some go to church and think about fishing, others go fishing and think about God.
Nothing makes a fish bigger than almost being caught.
Fishing is a... discipline in the equality of men - for all men are equal before fish.
The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but
attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope.
Give a man a fish and he has food for a day; teach him how to fish and you
can get rid of him for the entire weekend.
Bragging may not bring happiness, but no man having caught a large fish goes
home through an alley.
It has always been my private conviction that any man who pits his intelligence
against a fish and loses has it coming.
The gods do not deduct from man's allotted span the hours spent in fishing.
Catch and Release fishing is a lot like golf. You don't have to eat the ball
to have a good time.
There's a fine line between fishing and standing on the shore like an idiot.