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09-05-04, 09:56 PM
I am trying to find a good fishing quote to use. Does anyone have a particular quote that they like?
09-05-04, 10:37 PM
Many go fishing all their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.
- Henry David Thoreau
09-05-04, 10:41 PM
My older neighbor gentleman when I was a kid after stepping into a deep hole - "Fisherman's luck - A wet *** and a hungry gut"
09-05-04, 10:43 PM
Here is a few for you. http://www.georgia-outdoors.com/ubbngto/smile.gif
"The difference between fly fishers and worm dunkers is the quality of their excuses."
"Nothing makes a fish bigger than almost being caught."
"The two best times to fish is when it's rainin' and when it ain't."
"Blessings upon all that hate contention, and love quietness, and virtue, and Angling."
"Catch and Release fishing is a lot like golf. You don't have to eat the ball to have a good time."
"Fishermen don't yield to the weather."
"Fishing is a... discipline in the equality of men - for all men are equal before fish."
Ummmmm, It's not the lenght of your pole, it's how you wiggle your worm..
Ducking for cover http://www.georgia-outdoors.com/ubbngto/wink.gif
09-05-04, 11:23 PM
"Be patient and calm...for no one can catch fish in anger."...Herbert Hoover
"Any man who pits his intelligence against a fish and loses has it coming."...John Steinbeck
"The charm of fishing is that it is the pursiut of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope."...John Buchan
"The gods do not deduct from a man's allotted span the time spent in fishing."...Babylonian Proverb
09-06-04, 12:08 AM
A few of my favorites:
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot. ~Steven Wright
I am not against golf, since I cannot but suspect it keeps armies of the unworthy from discovering trout... ~Paul O'Neil
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. ~Chuck Clark
If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles. ~Doug Larson
*** My Other Car is a Float Tube ***
09-06-04, 02:40 AM
some men go to church and think about fishing............ some men go fishing and think about God
My worst fear is that when i am dead my wife will sell all of my fishing rods for what i SAID i paid for them
no man on his death bed ever wishes he had worked more. ......... go fishing now
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09-06-04, 07:38 AM
When the going gets tough, the tough go fishing.
Give a man a fish and he eats for a day, teach a man to fish and he'll spend all day in tackle stores, sitting around with fishing buddies, drinking beer and telling lies.
The best day to go fishing is any day that ends in "Y".
If you go through life and miss me, you missed nothing. If you go through life and miss Jesus, you missed everything
"Sure, there's lots more beer."
09-06-04, 09:58 AM
"You cannot step into the same river twice, for fresh waters are ever flowing in upon you."
Heraclitus (came after Pythagoras, before Socrates; in Ephesus, which is now coastal Turkey)
Careful examination of this quote will show that it does not apply to the Chattahoochie River near and downstream of Metro Atlanta.
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The Ole Man
09-06-04, 12:32 PM
"The man who coined the term -Money can't buy Happiness- never bought himself a good flyrod."
"Catch and release fishing is like golf--you don't have to eat the ball to have a good time."
"Those that grow weary of angling are they that bring only the idea of catching fish to it."
There are a ton more at ultimateflytying.com under "Quotes".
W. Donald Newton
09-06-04, 12:34 PM
OK, since you asked:
"The doctor told how he was once fishing in the Wind River area of Wyoming and he looked up and far above on the side of the canyon two dogs sat on a rock peeking at him from the brush that surrounded the rock. Only they weren't dogs, they were coyotes. They were curious about what he might be doing standing in a river waving a stick."
Jim Harrison, "Farmer"
"standing in a river waving a stick"
Another quote from the same author and book, although it has little to do with fishing(or maybe it does, after all):
"An idea that fixed him in one spot was that life was a death dance and that he had quickly passed through the spring and summer of his life and was half way through the fall. He had to do a better job on the fall because everyone on earth knew what the winter was like."
"standing in a river waving a stick"
09-11-04, 01:15 PM
"You don't need patience-the trait with which most anglers are said to be most endowed. When I go fishing, I don't take patience with me, having none to take. I can stand in the river three hours catching nothing. Anticipation keeps me there, never patience-anticipation, and the beauty of the scene." John McPhee
Sorry guys, I know you all hate this movie, but it has some great lines including:
"In Montana, there are three things we're never late for - church, work, and fishing."
I really like Thoreau's also, as posted above by gator.
Follower of Christ
Pursuer of trout
09-12-04, 04:41 PM
The taste of trout and women are governed by a similar law, and they change it quite as often.
09-13-04, 04:04 PM
Heres my fav
"You cant talk your way into a good cast" Tom Brokaw
09-14-04, 10:12 PM
here is mine...it really isnt fishing...but its my saying!
"your not the lead fish if your swimming in someone else's s%$t"
In his book, "Pavlov's Trout", Paul Quinnett describes the last day of an old logger who lived to fish. On a favorite steelhead stream he was into a large fish.
"With his rod arched high and the great silver fish flashing in the shallows, he waved to his friend and collapsed with a heart attack. "His last words were, 'Get the net!"
Perhaps it isn't what you are looking for, but what a way to go!
Credit goes to a guide friend of mine.
"I hear cussin', we must be fishin'!!!
09-16-04, 11:32 AM
"...and sometimes he fishes not because he regards fishing as being so terribly important but because he suspects that so many of the other concerns of men are equally unimportant... and not nearly so much fun"
John Voelker aka Robert Traver
09-16-04, 05:08 PM
I mostly use a jet boat to fish large streams. As i zig-zag through rock strewn white water my passengers will always give me a nervous look and quip "those sure are big rocks". I just smile and answer "it ain't the big ones you have to watch fer its the tall ones".<><
09-16-04, 06:16 PM
My all time favorite.
" FISH ON" by JOHNKIES
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