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Fly Fishing Quotes 

I like good fishing quotes. Below are a few of my favorites. If you have one to add just email it to us.  


"Trout bumhood is like knighthood – it’s not for everyone."  Spencer Durrant



“Most of the world is covered by water. A fisherman's job is simple: Pick out the best parts.”

 Charles Waterman 



"Eventually all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world´s great floods and runs over rocks from the basement of time.... I am haunted by waters."

Norman Maclean, "A river runs through it 1976.



"Some go to church and think about fishing, others go fishing and think about God."

Tony Blake



 “If you’re too successful to fish whenever you want, one could argue that you’re not really a success."  John Gierach



" We fish for hours to hold a trout for seconds."  Unknown



"I've gone fishing thousands of times in my life, and I have never once felt unlucky or poorly paid for those hours on the water."

William Tapply



"Trout are among those creatures who are one hell of a lot prettier than they need to be. They can get you to wondering about the hidden workings of reality." John Gierach 



"There are people in my life who sometimes worry about me when I go off into the fields and streams, not realizing that the country is a calm, gracious, forgiving place and that the real dangers are found in the civilization you have to pass through to get there." John Gierach 



“You can learn more from a guide in one day than you can in three months fishing alone.” Mario Lopez



"If I fished only to capture fish, my fishing trips would have ended a long time ago."  Zane Grey



 "You never get what you really want, until you discover what you really value. " ... Andy Stanley



"A trout is a moment of beauty known only to those who seek it."

Arnold Gingrich



“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” Maimonides



"There is certainly something in angling that tends to produce a serenity of the mind." 

Washington Irving


"I will make you fishers of men." Jesus 



"All the romance of trout fishing exists in the mind of the angler and is in no way shared by the fish."

Harold F. Blaisdell



“I only make movies to finance my fishing.” Lee Marvin



“The beauty of the natural world lies in the details.”

Natalie Angier



“In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.”




"Want what U have." Unknown 



 "He told us about Christ's disciples being fishermen, and we were left to assume, as my brother and I did, that all first-class fishermen on the Sea of Galilee were fly fishermen and that John, the favorite, was a dry-fly fisherman."  Norman Macean



"Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in. Its thin current slides away, but eternity remains."

Henry David Thoreau



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