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 (1898-1961) American Writer.
Fly fishing may be a very pleasant amusement; but angling or float fishing I can only compare to a stick and a string, with a worm at one end and a fool at the other.
Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) British author.
No human being, however great, or powerful, was ever so free as a fish.
John Ruskin (1819-1900) English art critic.
The perch swallows the grub-worm, the pickerel swallows the perch, and the fisherman swallows the pickerel; and so all the chinks in the scale of being are filled.
Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) American naturalist, poet and philosopher.
Caution is a most valuable asset in fishing, especially if you are the fish.