ScrapSayings, Fishing

  • Adopt the pace of nature: Her secret is patience. - Raulph Waldo Emerson

  • 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 (The Philosophical Fisherman, 1969)

  • The Angler, Field and Stream, Fishing Digest

  • Anglin' … for a better spot

  • Back to basics

  • Back to Nature

  • Bass, Blue Gil, Carp, Catfish, Cod, Flounder, Grouper, Haddock, Mackerel, Perch, Pike, Pollock, Roughy, Salmon, Snapper, Sole, Tilapia, Trout, Tuna, Walleye, Whitefish

  • Calling fishing a hobby is like calling brain surgery a job. - Paul Schullery

  • "Carpe Diem" does not mean "fish of the day."

  • Carpe Diem -- Seize the Fish

  • Cast Away

  • The catch of the day

  • Cattails and Cottonwoods

  • Chance is always powerful. Let your hook be always cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be a fish. - Ovid

  • Creepy/Night Crawlers

  • Down at the ol' fishin' hole

  • Down by the old mill stream

  • Down by the riverside.

  • Escape to Nature

  • Even a fish wouldn't get into trouble if he kept his mouth shut.

  • Field and Stream

  • Fishing for compliments

  • Fishing is a… discipline in the equality of men - for all men are equal before fish. - Herbert Hoover

  • Fishing is the sport of drowning worms.

  • The fishing was good; it was the catching that was bad. - A.K. Best

  • Fly Fishing

  • Get Reel! Go fishing!

  • Give a man a fish and feed him for a day … Teach a man to fish and get rid of him for a weekend. - Zenna Schaffer

  • The gods do not deduct from man's allotted span the hours spent in fishing. - Babylonian Proverb

  • Good things come from those who bait

  • Gone Fishin'

  • The Great Outdoors

  • Holy Mackerel!

  • Hooked!

  • Hooked on fishing

  • Hook line and sinker!!

  • I came, I cast, I kicked bass!

  • I came, I saw, I fished

  • I'm hooked on fishing

  • I hope my ship comes in before my dock rots.

  • If your lucky enough to be out fishing then your lucky enough!

  • It has always been my private conviction that any man who pits his intelligence against a fish and loses, has it coming. - John Steinbeck

  • MISSING: husband, fishing hat and pole, and dog
    $100 Reward for the dog.

  • My biggest worry is that my wife (when I'm dead) will sell my fishing gear for what I said I paid for it. - Koos Brandt

  • My Dad's a Reel Catch (fishing tackle, rods and fish)

  • Nature provides a `free lunch', but only if we control our appetites. - William Ruckelshaus

  • OH MY COD!!!

  • OLD FISHERMEN never die … they just get reel tired

  • Old fisherman never die …they just smell that way.

  • On a string and a prayer

  • A River Runs Through It

  • Sittin' on the dock of the bay - Otis Redding

  • Something's fishy around here.

  • TGIF -Thank God I fish

  • There he stands, draped in more equipment than a telephone lineman, trying to outwit an organism with a brain no bigger than a breadcrumb, and getting licked in the process. - Paul O'Neil, 1965

  • There is no greater fan of fly fishing than the worm.
    - Patrick F. McManus (Never Sniff a Gift Fish, 1979)

  • Throw a resourceful person into a river, and he will probably come out with a fish in his hand. - Arabian Proverb

  • To have and to hold…'till fish do us part!

  • Trolling

  • Vegetarian is an old Indian word for Bad Fisherman

  • We ask a simple question and that is all we wish: Are fishermen all liars? Or do only liars fish?
    - William Sherwood Fox (Silken Lines and Silver Hooks, 1954)

  • What a catch!!

  • The wild blue yonder

  • Women love me, fish fear me!!

  • You know what I've always noticed about fishing; it's not too good for the bait. - Nicolas Cage -- National Treasure

  • You should have seen the one that got away - it was this big!

  • You've got one on the hook/line!


Tips:

-- Make sure you journal those wild fish stories. If not for a good laugh -maybe to be used in evidence at the competency hearing.

-- Get a 5x7 of your fisher-person all decked out in their gear. Place the picture in the center and run arrows and tabs identifying each item.

See also: camping.