• Philosofish
    Rube Waddell loved pitching, fishing and drinking. When he died, they found him in a gin filled bathtub with three drunken trout.
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    Rivers and the inhabitants of the watery elements are made for wise ment to contemplate and for fools to pass by without consideration.
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    All good fishermen stay young until they die, for fishing is the only dream of youth that does not grow stale with old age.
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    It must be said that a ghillie who is a teetotaller is a very rare phenomenon indeed.
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    You love to fish, and so do I.
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    When the wind is in the south, it blows the bait to the fishes mouth.
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    When the wind is from the north. seldom the angler ventures forth.
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    Never spoil a good fish story by telling the truth.
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    There is no such thing as a dead shark.
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    The peculiarity of trout-fishing in the Traun is that one catches principally grayling.
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    The gods do not deduct from man's alloted span the hours spent fishing.
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    When trout refuse bait or fly, there ver is a storm a-nigh.
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    Hops and turkeys, carp and beer, came into England all in one year.
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    On October 10 is the birthday of Cornelia Crosby.
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    I would rather fish any day than go to heaven.
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    Floats are such pleasing things to possess that most anglers use them when they could do very much better without.
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    The Macedonian fly must be the most interesting fly of all time.
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    Curse and the tangle has got the better of you. Smile and it will untangle by itself.
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    I think the happiest days of my life have been spent fishing.
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    When the cats fight the night before, fish will not bite.
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    It is our aim to catch beautiful trout with beautiful flies.
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    My favourite sports are trout fishing, hiking, shooting, football and boxing.
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    Wherever there are trout it is always beautiful.
  • Philosofish
    I once read of an old gentleman, a virgin, who said that having a woman must not be unlike landing a fish.
  • Philosofis
    Why do people fish?
  • Philosofih
    A canoe and one is company, and no amount of pickerel can make it a crowd.
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    He pointed to our floats and lines. "These", he said, "are our connections with the unseen forces of nature."
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    Arthur Aston Luce was born on August 21 in 1882 (1882-1997).
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    I supoose fishing for carp in the winter months is a bit like a diet ... you've reall got to want to do it.
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    A lake is the landscape's most beautiful and expressive feature. It is earth's eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature.
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    A fish wouldn't get into trouble if he kept his mouth shut.
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    A good knot looks good.
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    It was such an anticlimax, so horrible and unjust. The hook had slipped and I could nothing more than fall on my face and bite the ground.
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    It is impossible to teach the tyro how to cast a salmon fly. othing but practice will do.
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    Fishing is a strange sport, if it is a sport, in which you learn just as much as you are able to believe.
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    The Black Pennell is for trout what the Stoat's Tail is for salmon.
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    It is always the week before or the week after.
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    Salmon have an instinctive dread of inquisitive fishermen.
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    Gifford Pinchot was born on August 11 1865.
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    No-one in Britain would dream of tucking into a fifteen-pound yuletide carp with all the trimmings. They would rather eat their own grandmothers.
  • Philosofish
    Calling fishing a hobby is like calling brain surgery a job.
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    I never lost a little fish.
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    Make not the sauce before you have caught the fish.
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    A thousand and one things in a thousand and one different shades and guises converge on the angler and the bait at the end of his line.
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    Everyone ought to believe in something: I believe I'll go fishing.
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    A tangle perhaps tells you to have a rest.
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    The conjunction of flamenco and fly-fishing in the character of Ed Zern helps us to appreciate the importance of both practices at once.
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    Silence is the golden rule if you intend to be successful in shallow water.
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    There is only one theory about angling in which I have perfect confidence, and this is that the two words least appropriate to any statement about it are the words "always" and "never".
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    A fishing rod has a fool at one end and sometimes a fish at the other.
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    We are all of us waiting, and I, being an angler, am used to waiting.
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    A tangle is a joke blown together by the Greek wind gods.
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    Fishing is not all about happiness. Too many fishing books make the mistake of pretending that it is.
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    Fishing is such great fun, I have often felt that it really ought to be done in bed.
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    Canon Greenwell, inventor of "Greenwell's Glory" was born on March 23 1820.
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    A fishing line is a potential tangle.
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    I got a new rod and reel for my wife ... best trade-in I ever made.
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    My latest theory is that the best time to catch fish is when they bite, but that view is subject to change.
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    Cooking and eating the fish you catch is part of the beauty of angling.
  • Philosofish
    One final thought: be prepared to be blanked.
  • Philosofish
    If you're fishing the amazon, don't pee in the water.
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    When you've got a float to watch, there alwaysseems to be a prospect of something happening immediately.
  • Philosofish
    Angling takes place in a parallel world.
  • Philosofish
    I'm nearly always a better angler on the way home, than when I'm there.
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    Nelson was good fly-fisher, and continued the pursuit even with his left hand.
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    All Americans believe that they are born fishermen.
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    Either they take or they don't: it's as simple as that.
  • Philosofish
    The float is to coarse anglers what the fly is to game anglers and, like flies, most of us carry around far more than we are likely to need.
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    On March 3 in 1934 Donald Leney bought 50 carp to stock the legendary lake of Redmire.
  • Philosofish
    The barometer is a kind of icon to some fishermen. Given a choice, they'll sit home when it's high and call in sick to work when it starts to fall.
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    Fishermen are born honest, but they get over it.
  • Philosofish
    Fish stories improve with age.
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    Dry-fly fishing is more a woman's than a man's game.
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    In any exploration involving trout, bridges acquire an almost mystical significance ...
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    Aesthetically, the finest fishing is float fishing.
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    Shropshire is full of trout and Tories.
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    "I'd rather be fishing." Last words of Jimmy Glass executed by electric chair on June 12 in 1987.
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    There is a pride in knots, of which the laity knows nothing.
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    Eric Clapton hopes to die while fishing and then be reincarnated as an Aston Martin OM-45 sports car.
  • Philosofish
    Q.: What kind of doctors make fish look younger? A.: Plastic sturgeons
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    There are more anglers fooled by flies than fish.
  • Philosofish
    The best fishing is to be found in print.
  • Philosofish
    If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles.
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    The angler is a hopeful mortal who ought to know better.
  • Philosofish
    The truth is, fish have very little sex life. If you have ever tried to make love under water, you will know why.
  • Philosofish
    Caution in fishing is of the essence, especially if you're a fish.
  • Philosofish
    I don't really know what I want. I just have a vision of myself on a boat on a calm, blue sea, quietly fishing and drinking beer.
  • Philosofish
    It always seemed strange for a fisherman to be fishing in one place and at the same time telling us there were plenty of fish only five minutes away.
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    Q: What fish goes up the river at 100mph? A: A motor pike
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    For the holiday flyfisher the mullet can provide hours of exquisite frustration - and occasional glorious success.
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    On July 21 1899 Ernest Hemingway was born (1899 - 1961)
  • Philosofish
    Somebody just back of you while you are fishing is as bad as someone looking over your shoulder while you write a letter to your girl.
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    All fishermen are liars; it's an occupational disease with them, like housemaid's knee or editor's ulcer.
  • Philosofish
    Fishing is a delusion entirely surrounded by liars in old clothes.
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    On August 9 1593 Izaak Walton (1593 - 1683) was born.
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    Never get into an argument with an ignorant fisherman: you have nothing to gain, and he has nothing to lose.
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    In the morning be first up, and in the evening the last to go to bed, for they that sleep catch no fish.
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    Angling is somewhat like poetry, men are to be born so.
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    The leaping trout sees Far below, a few white clouds As they flow
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    The angler can have no cold nor discomfort nor anger, unless he be the cause himself.
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    If fishing interferes with your business, give up your business.
  • Philosofish
    In our family there was no clear line between religion and fly-fishing.
  • Philosofish
    Q: What did the fish say when it hit the wall? A: Dam!
  • Philosofish
    The trip possessed the clear and attainable objectives of fishing, relaxation, and inebriation.
  • Philosofish
    Please remember, rules are made for a reason and not for breaking.
  • Philosofish
    On 7 October 1922 Miss Georgina Ballantine caught the British record salmon.
  • Philosofish
    Few ghillies can swim, and on the whole it is better so.
  • Philosofish
    Saltwater fly fishing often combines the best qualities of hunting and fishing.
  • Philosofish
    Q: How do you communicate with fish? A: Drop them a line.
  • Philosofish
    Women and fishing just naturally go together - always have abd probably always will.
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    The thought of fishing sent me wild with excitement.
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    Q: Why are fish more clever than anglers? A: Ever seen a fish spend a fortune trying to hook an angler?
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    I can't honestly say that anything I've ever done has given me quite such a kick as fishing. Everything else has been a bit of a flop in comparison, even women.
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