Fishing,  Quotes

Five Quotes About Fishing

“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 

“If I fished only to capture fish, my fishing trips would have ended long ago.”

 –Zane Grey

“All Americans believe that they are born fishermen. For a man to admit a distaste for fishing would be like denouncing mother-love or hating moonlight.” 

-John Steinbeck

 “Fishing makes us less the hostages to the horrors of making a living. In some … sense it returns us to the aesthetics of the ancient art of gathering and hunting for food. It is a time warp we may step into for a little piece.”

-Jim Harrison 

“If fishing is a religion, fly fishing is high church.” 

-Tom Brokaw



 Robbie Smith of North Carolina shares details on the featured image. 

A wild cutthroat caught in Wyoming. A buddy and I took a couple of horses up in the hills, and we fished a creek that feeds the Hoback River. The reel is made by Ari T Hart. Ari is a Dutch reel maker, and he has a reel on permanent display at the Museum of Modern Art. The rod is a bamboo rod made by Tom Maxwell, who founded Thomas and Thomas Fly rods.”

is a native North Carolinian with a passion for the sporting lifestyle and all things Southern. He can't stop buying books and loves collecting old duck decoys. He seems ok, but deep down inside, he wants to be back in Africa on Safari. John 3:16