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Scholars have long known that fishing eventually turns men into philosophers. Unfortunately, it is almost impossible to buy decent tackle on a philosopher's salary (Quote by - Patrick McManus)

Creeps and idiots cannot conceal themselves for long on a fishing trip. (Quote by - John Gierach)

Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after. (Quote by - Henry David Thoreau)

There is certainly something in angling that tends to produce a gentleness of spirit and a pure sincerity of mind. (Quote by - Washington Irving)

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. (Quote by - Chuck Clark)

And angling too, that solitary vice, What Izaak Walton sings or says: The quaint, old, cruel coxcomb, in his gullet Should have a hook, and a small trout to pull it. (Quote by - George Gordon Noel Byron)

Some go to church and think about fishing, others go fishing and think about God. (Quote by - Tony Blake)

For angling-rod he took a sturdy oak; For line, a cable that in storm ne'er broke; His hook was such as heads the end of pole To pluck down house ere fire consumes it whole; This hook was bated with a dragon's tail,-- And then on rock he stood to bob for whale. (Quote by - Sir William Davenant)

Smoked carp tastes just as good as smoked salmon when you ain't got no smoked salmon. (Quote by - Patrick F. McManus)

The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope. (Quote by - John Buchan)

If fishing is like religion, then flyfishing is high church. (Quote by - Tom Brokaw)

The solution to any problem - work, love, money, whatever - is to go fishing, and the worse the problem, the longer the trip should be. (Quote by - John Gierach)

The only thing bad about winning the pennant is that you have to manage the All-Star Game the next year. I'd rather go fishing for three years. (Quote by - Whitey Herzog)

Most fishermen swiftly learn that it's a pretty good rule never to show a favorite spot to any fisherman you wouldn't trust with your wife (Quote by - John Voelker)

Lots of people committed crimes during the year who would not have done so if they had been fishing. The increase of crime is among those deprived of the regenerations that impregnate the mind and character of the fisherman. (Quote by - Herbert Hoover)

The great charm of fly- fishing is that we are always learning. (Quote by - Theodore Gordon)

Our tradition is that of the first man who sneaked away to the creek when the tribe did not really need fish. (Quote by - Roderick Haig- Brown)


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