(Fly) Fishing and Tying Quotations

If people don't occasionally walk away from you shaking their heads, you're doing something wrong.
- John Gierach

There are so many variables that anglers, from the luck-dependent to the most complete, never want for challenges or new experiences. For those who fish, the quest is endless, and will be so as long as trout waters flow.
- David M. Carroll (from Trout Reflections)

Many go fishing all their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.
- Henry David Thoreau

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day.
Teach a man to fish and he will sit in a boat drinking beer all day.
- Unknown

Fishing is a test of character, but it's a test you can take over as many times as you want.
- John Gierach (from Standing in a River Waving a Stick)

Only those who take leisurely what the people of the world are busy about can be busy about what the people of the world take leisurely.
- Chang Ch'ao

At the time, I disarmed bombs for a living, which was a bit more dangerous than whittling but excellent training for working with my hands. Although disarming bombs did not help my tying, it did teach me to focus with some intensity on what I was doing.
- Marvin Nolte (from The Atlantic Salmon Fly - The Tyers and Their Art by Judith Dunham)

Every game ever invented by mankind, is a way of making things hard for the fun of it!
- John Ciardi - although I don't think he was talking about fishing...

Fishing for what the other guy wants to catch is a common error in life .... one I've made too many times in my many years, .....on stream, and off .... .......search for what you, yourself, need to find ..and fish to impress only yourself.
Larry Linthicum (from rec.outdoors.fishing.fly)

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