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Old 02-22-2004, 01:36 AM   #1
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I have recently lost a good friend and fishing partner and we are making the arrangements for his memorial service.
I've noticed the quotes that a lot of people have at the end of their posts. Rather than sort through and search out all of them, I would appreciate it if you would post your favorite fishing related quote and who said it. This also might be nice for other people to have a lot of fishing related quotes in one place.

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Old 02-22-2004, 03:50 AM   #2
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"God, but it's wonderful to stand in the middle of a wild river with the stream tugging at your knees, joy singing in your heart and the line shooting out into the boiling water. There's a sudden stop and flash, and the reel gives line with a song. You work your way, fighting every inch, and the fish fighting too. It'll be five minutes before you get to a suitable place to beach him and three minutes after that before you get a thumb in his gills and a finger in his mouth. Last but not least, what beauties they are." Roderick Haig-Brown July 29, 1928
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Old 02-22-2004, 04:03 AM   #3
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"ya gotta put your time in"
my father.
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Old 02-22-2004, 06:38 AM   #4
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" where did your float go"

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Old 02-22-2004, 06:45 AM   #5
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Probably isn't appropriate in this case but "Old fishermen never die, they just smell that way." is one of my favorite.
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Old 02-22-2004, 06:46 AM   #6
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"three more and one for the road" It is hard to know when to quit a spot on the river(stop casting), so when it is about time to go, I silently say to myself, "three more and one for the road" (I have hooked fish on the "one for the road" more than once)
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Old 02-22-2004, 06:47 AM   #7
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"your not going to catch them sitting in the living room"
-my father

this was his canned response to people that didn't go fishing that day - asking him how he was able to catch as many fish as he did...

or if one of us boys would question wether we should go fishing because the water was too high, or it was raining, or any of the many other excusses one can search for to not go out that day.

Also - see below
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Old 02-22-2004, 06:54 AM   #8
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Old 02-22-2004, 07:00 AM   #9
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One time Gary Krum sat in my boat nosed in at the Island Ramp on the NF Lewis. It was a magnificent May day. Sunshine, water ouzels all around, the little trickle of a waterfall gurgling beside us. We had just waved good-bye to our 8 clients, who had together boated 24 spring chinook.

I poured him a drink of JD. He raised it and said --- "Sometimes it all just works out fine." I miss Gary ..... :depressed:
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Old 02-22-2004, 07:24 AM   #10
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Just one more cast...
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Old 02-22-2004, 08:00 AM   #11
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Testament of a Fisherman

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Old 02-22-2004, 09:37 AM   #12
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My favorive is FISH ON!!!
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Old 02-22-2004, 09:40 AM   #13
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Iam therefore I fish...unknown.
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Old 02-22-2004, 09:46 AM   #14
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"Sometimes it seems the least important part of fishing is fishing."

Roderick Haig Brown

Fish or no fish, it is indeed "worth it just to get out there.........."
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Old 02-22-2004, 09:53 AM   #15
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Fishing is worth any amount of effort and any amount of expense to people who love it, because in the end you get such a large number of dreams per fish.

-Ian Frazier, The Fish's Eye
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Old 02-22-2004, 09:55 AM   #16
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"Thats why it's called fishing and not catching"
How true sometimes.
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Old 02-22-2004, 10:00 AM   #17
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I have that Thoreau quote framed in my kitchen, but I've never found any evidence that he ever said or wrote it.

My favorite may be "when the going gets tough, the tough go fishing!" but that's probably not the best choice. Here's one I used at my dad's memorial:

"I have laid aside business, and gone a-fishing." Izaak Walton, The Compleat Angler

I have a whole little book of quotes.

"People often ask me why I enjoy fishing, and I cannot explain it to them because there is no reason in the way they want meanings described. They are asking a man why he enjoys breathing when he really has no choice but to wonder at its truth." A.J. McClane

"I stared at that unexpected bouquet of orange and green and white as if I had been hypnotized. I was suddenly a kid again, and if I had been struck dead at that very moment I probably would have said "brook trout" the way Orson Welles said "Rosebud" in Citizen Kane " E. Donnall Thomas, Jr.

"Angling: incessant expectation, and perpetual disappointment." Arthur Young

"Bragging may not bring happiness, but no man having caught a large fish goes home through an alley." Anonymous

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Old 02-22-2004, 10:32 AM   #18
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This is a poem I read every time I'm up at my dad's house. It is placed inside the framed picture of my uncle who passed away while in the military serving his country.

Out Fishin'
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A feller isn't thinkin' mean,
Out fishin';
His thoughts are mostly good an' clean,
Out fishin'.
He doesn't knock his fellow men.,
Or harbor any grudges then;
A feller's at his finest when
Out fishin'.

The rich are comrades to the poor,
Out fishin';
All brothers of a common lure,
Out fishin'.
The urchin with the pin an' string
Can chum with millionaire an' king;
Vain pride is a forgotten thing,
Out fishin'.
A feller gits a chance to dream,
Out fishin';

He learns the beauties of a stream,
Out fishin';
An' he can wash his soul in air
That isn't foul with selfish care,
An' relish plain and simple fare,
Out fishin'.

A feller has no time fer hate,
Out fishin';
He isn't eager to be great,
Out fishin'.
He isn't thinkin' thoughts of pelf,
Or goods stacked high upon a shelf,
But he is always just himself,
Out fishin'.

A feller's glad to be a friend,
Out fishin'
A helpin' hand he'll always lend,
Out fishin'.
The brotherhood of rod an' line
An' sky and stream is always fine;
Men come real close to God's design,
Out fishin'.

A feller isn't plotting schemes,
Out fishin';
He's only busy with his dreams,
Out fishin'.
His livery is a coat of tan,
His creed -to do the best he can;
A feller's always mostly man,
Out fishin'.
From "The Path To Home" 1919
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Old 02-22-2004, 12:57 PM   #19
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"There's two kinds of weather good for fishin'. When it's rainin' and when it ain't." Rancid Crabtree
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Old 02-22-2004, 02:56 PM   #20
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"The fishing was so good, I thought it was yesterday."
-can't remember
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Old 02-22-2004, 02:59 PM   #21
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Watching a kid with his first steelhead on a few years back.

"Uhhh, I, I, uh, aahh!! THINK there's SOMETHING ON THERE!!!!! :grin:
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Old 02-22-2004, 03:56 PM   #22
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God grant that I may live to fish
until my dying day,
And when my final cast I've made
and life has slipped away,
I pray that God's great landing net
will catch me in it's sweep;
And God in his great mercy will
judge me big enough to keep.

Author unknown to me.

This was on my Dad's memorium with a picture of him holding a 35# fall Chinook from the Alsea. His favorite picture.

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Old 02-22-2004, 04:35 PM   #23
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Just 10 more minutes...
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Old 02-22-2004, 04:51 PM   #24
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"It's all part of the show folks!"

Alsea guide who had just fallen into the bottom of his boat, helplessly entangled in anchor rope, bobber rods, net, and his kicker failing to... well kick, and his customers sit idly by as his boat begins the noted river death spiral :grin:

Sorry Jim, but it is now a manditory statement whenever anything goes wrong on the boat.

"It's all part of the show... folks!"

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Old 02-22-2004, 06:07 PM   #25
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The worst day fishing is still better than the best day at work.
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Old 02-22-2004, 08:08 PM   #26
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(When asked how the fishing id going)

"This next one and one more will make two.
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Old 02-22-2004, 08:09 PM   #27
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"Fishermen make the most trustworthy liars"
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Old 02-22-2004, 08:45 PM   #28
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Too bad you weren't here yesterday......and too bad you can't be here tomorrow!
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Old 02-22-2004, 09:16 PM   #29
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Two of my favorites

There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the bank looking stupid.

You might be able to find a better guide but you can't pay more :shocked:

And as said above (kinda) if it was easy they would call it catching.
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Old 02-22-2004, 11:57 PM   #30
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Thanks to all who posted.
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Old 02-23-2004, 05:57 AM   #31
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Do a search on the net for "fishing quotes"

I like mine :grin: ...**see below**

Sorry to hear about your friend :depressed:
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Old 02-23-2004, 06:02 AM   #32
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Do not tell fish stories where the people know you; but particularly,
don't tell them where they know the fish.

Samuel Clemens

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Old 02-23-2004, 06:07 AM   #33
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I like this one

"To bad fishermen do not catch fish as big as their egos"
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Old 02-23-2004, 07:38 AM   #34
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"When I get the next one, and one more, I'll have two."

Me.

"Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after." Henry David Thoreau.
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Old 02-23-2004, 07:58 AM   #35
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one of my favs..

Behold the Fisherman!
He Riseth Up Early in the Morning,
and Disturbeth the Whole Household.
Mighty are His Preparations.
He Goeth Forth Full of Hope.
And When the Day is Spent, He Returneth,
Smelling of Strong Drink.
And the Truth is not with Him! ~ Unknown

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Old 02-23-2004, 12:50 PM   #36
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The two best times to be fishin is when its raining, and when it ain't - Rancid Crabtree.
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Old 02-23-2004, 01:06 PM   #37
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My favorite that I like to apply to my fishing trips:

"I learned early that the richness of life is found in adventure" William O. Douglas
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I've used this too much lately......"It is better to have hooked up and lost than to never have hooked up at all".
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I've used this too much lately......"It is better to have hooked up and lost than to never have hooked up at all".
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Old 02-23-2004, 05:55 PM   #40
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"THE RIVER"
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with a new story
everyday!

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Old 02-23-2004, 06:12 PM   #41
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"Don't leave fish to find fish"
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Old 02-23-2004, 06:26 PM   #42
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This one follows all my posts

My Biggest worry is that when I'm dead and gone, my wife will sell my fishing gear for what I said I paid for it." Unknown
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