Went yesterday and bought my monthly fix of fly fishing magazines. One of the magazines "The complete fly fisher man," has a monthly column at the back of the magazine By Andrew Levy. This months column was titled "Quotable quotes." Thought I would share some of them with you.
"There will be days when the fishing is better than one's most optimistic forecast, other when it is far worse. Either is a gain over just staying home." Roderick Haig-Brown.
"If I'm not going to catch anything, then I'd rather not catch anything on flies." Bob Lawless.
"If you fish the wrong fly long and hard enough, sooner or later it will become the right fly." John Gierach.
This one often refers to me;
"... the fish and I were both stunned and disbelieving to find ourselves connected by a line." William Humphrey.
"To him, all good things - trout as well as eternal salvation - come by grace and grace comes by art and art does not come easy." Norman Maclean author of A River Runs Through It.
"Poets talk about 'spots of time', but it is really fishermen who experience eternity compressed into a moment. No one can tell what a spot of time is until suddenly the whole world is fish and the fish is gone." Norman Maclean from the same book.
Which angler has not experienced a moment as described in the last quote.