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Fishing sayings & motto's


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#1 steeldrifter

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Posted 19 April 2004 - 07:31 PM

Angling is a way to round out a happy life -----Charles K.Fox


For the true angler,fishing produces a deep,unspoken joy,born of longing for that which is quiet and peaceful,and fostered by an inbred love of communing with nature ----- Thaddeus Norris


After all these years,i still feel like a boy when I'm on a stream ----- Jimmy Carter


No life is so happy and pleasant as the life of the well-govern'd angler
---- Izaak Walton


One thing becomes clearer as one gets older and one's fishing experience increases,and that is the paramount importance of one's fishing companions
---- John Ashley-Cooper


I have fished through fishless days without regret.
---- Roderick Haig-Brown


Fishing is the chance to wash one's soul with pure air,with the rush of a brook or with the shimmer of the sun on blue water.
---- Herbert Hoover


The angler is never a has-been.
He enjoys a lifetime of participation which continues through noon,then on into the sunset,and even into the eventide of life.
----Charles K.Fox


Fish come and go,but it is the memory of afternoons on the stream that endure.
----E.Donnall Thomas


Books cant make you a good fisherman,but they can make you a better one.
----fishermans saying


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


Beyond every bend in a stream lies a new fishing challenge,for no pool,riffle or rapids is just like the previous one.
----Dick Sternberg


You cannot step twice in the same river,for other waters are continually flowing in.
----Heraclitus


Every lesson you learn,no matter where you learn it,transfers to all other rivers,no matter where you fish.
----Dave Hughes


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Better to have a short life that is full of what you like doin, than a long life spent in a miserable way- Alan Watts
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#2 SmallieHunter

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Posted 19 April 2004 - 07:53 PM

It's not how deep you fish, it's how you wiggle your worm.
--My Wife

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#3 steeldrifter

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Posted 19 April 2004 - 07:59 PM

F*** these F***** fish i'm going to get my dry smokes

----Chris Hubbard
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#4 Shoe

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Posted 20 April 2004 - 07:16 AM

The old one...

Never leave fish to find fish
Moses circa 1200 BC, TB '04

and my favorite during the height of the season,

"Hey buddy, why don't you fish here, you'd be closer to your line"
shoe '79

and after hooking someone's line for the 3rd time, "If you wanted to see what I'm using, just ask"
rodeo '88

after hooking someone's line for the 5th time, "What, do you want my phone#?" wub.gif
rodeo '88

after hooking someone's line for the 7th time, "I guess you want to f***!" laugh.gif
rodeo '88

FTF
shoe '00

and a new one that will get some use this fall for the guys snagging, "Nuthin' like matching the hatch, eh" dunno.gif
I know where they live, I know what they eat. Now it's time to fool them with thread, feathers and roadkill.

#5 J Desjardins

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Posted 20 April 2004 - 07:43 AM

You can't catch a fish if your bait is out of the water. My grandfather circa 1968.
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#6 riverboy

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Posted 20 April 2004 - 08:41 AM

Hey shoe

I thought for sure you would post your sayin for when the fishings slow.

"Kind of like fishing just without the fish!"

Who created that one? Yourself?

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#7 Shoe

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Posted 20 April 2004 - 09:49 AM

Yeah, I'm full of them.... Just add nectar LOL
I know where they live, I know what they eat. Now it's time to fool them with thread, feathers and roadkill.

#8 Dble Haul

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Posted 20 April 2004 - 10:16 AM

"It's better to have a rod and not need it, than to need a rod and not have it."

Actually, you could say the same thing about flies and beer too... biggrin.gif
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#9 TroutBum

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Posted 20 April 2004 - 12:27 PM

"We need a bigger boat" Peter Benchley - Jaws

Thanks for the credit and for cleaning up what I actually said Shoe.
Some drink at the fountain of knowledge. Others just gargle.
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#10 silvermallard

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Posted 20 April 2004 - 12:53 PM

"That's messed up like a tumped over tackle box." - Cajun expression

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Posted 20 April 2004 - 02:08 PM


"Any port in a storm" - Unknown

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"For the supreme test of a fisherman is not how many fish he has caught, not even how he has caught them, but what he has caught when he has caught no fish." - John H. Bradley

#12 Steelheader69

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Posted 20 April 2004 - 07:01 PM

"FISH ON! Oh, son of a b****, just another f***ing snag!?!?!?!".
-----common phrase heard on the Olympic Peninsula
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#13 MSUICEMAN

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Posted 20 April 2004 - 08:26 PM

fish on.... oh, nevermind.... shit, damn trees.

Q:why the hell do we fish in this forest again?
A:Because the damn fish like the scenery.

I hate you Don..... (LOL)

Why do other people catch more fish on my flies than me... son of a....

Just a few of the highlights that happen every trip.

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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.

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Posted 22 April 2004 - 09:11 PM

This one didn't show up and I'm sure everyone has said it...

Here fishy fishy, Here fishy fishy.
To avoid situations in which you might make mistakes may be the biggest mistake of all. - Peter McWilliams

#15 SALMONATOR

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Posted 22 April 2004 - 11:43 PM

Experience usually is what you get when you don't get what you want, but if there were no such thing as optomism, there would be no such thing as fishing.
-Micheal McIntosh

You won't catch every fish you try for, but don't let that discourage you, because the best fisherman who ever lived can't do it either.
-H. G. Tapply

I have never yet caught a fish on the first cast, nor have I ever made a first cast without thinking I would catch a fish.
-Ellington White

If a man fishes hard, What is he going to do easy?
-Roy Blount Jr.

Four-fifths of the earth's surface is covered with water, but only five percent of that is good fishing.
-Geoffery Norman

Any man who pits his Intelligence against a fish and loses has it coming.
-John Steinbeck

There was never an angler who lived but that there was a fish capable of taking the conciet out of him.
-Zane Grey

Bragging may not bring happiness, but no man having caught a large fish goes home through the ally.
-Anonymous

The gods do not deduct from a man's alloted span the hours spent in fishing.
-Babylonian proverb

And my favorite, I think it's mostly a salmon fisherman thing 'caus I hear it alot every fall:

"FISH ON!!!"................(snap)...."F***!!!!!!"
-Every salmon fisherman who ever lived

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