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