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All you need to be a fisherman is patience and a worm.
~ Herb Shriner

 

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Angling may be said to be so like the mathematics that it can never be fully learned.
~ Izaak Walton

 

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Caution is a most valuable asset in fishing, especially if you are the fish.
~ Anonymous

 

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Fishing is a delusion entirely surrounded by liars in old clothes.
~ Don Marquis

 

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Fishing seems to be the favorite form of loafing.
~ Edgar Watson Howe

 

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Fly fishing may be a very pleasant amusement; but angling or float fishing I can only compare to a stick and a string, with a worm at one end and a fool at the other.
~ Samuel Johnson

 

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If fishing is a religion, fly fishing is high church.
~ Tom Brokaw

 

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No human being, however great, or powerful, was ever so free as a fish.
~ John Ruskin

 

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Some people are under the impression that all that is required to make a good fisherman is the ability to tell lies easily and without blushing; but this is a mistake. Mere bald fabrication is useless; the veriest tyro can manage that. It is in the circumstantial detail, the embellishing touches of probability, the general air of scrupulous -- almost of pedantic -- veracity, that the experienced angler is seen.
~ Jerome K. Jerome

 

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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.
~ Ernest Hemingway

 

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The perch swallows the grub-worm, the pickerel swallows the perch, and the fisherman swallows the pickerel; and so all the chinks in the scale of being are filled.
~ Henry David Thoreau

 

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We may say of angling, as Dr. Boteler said of strawberries, ''Doubtless God could have made a better berry, but doubtless God never did''; and so, if I might be judge, God never did make a more calm, quiet, innocent recreation than angling.
~ Izaak Walton

 

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