The finest gift you can give to any fisherman is to put a good fish back, and who knows if the fish that you caught isn't someone else's gift to you?

— Lee Wulff

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Game fish are too valuable to be caught only once.

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Why does a salmon rise? Why does a small boy cross the street just to kick a tin can?

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The fish you release maybe a gift to another, as it may have been a gift to you.

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Catching fish is not a mental game between fish and angler.

A 'smart' trout is only smarter than other trout, not smarter than a fisherman. An angler must take the puzzle of the day's conditions, and matching those conditions and his knowledge of the fish come up with a good catch. He competes with a concept, not with a fish's brain.

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It is you and clean, flowing water. It is you, inquisitive, in a wild world that is older than man, seeking greater understanding and finding not only an endless interest but a tranquility that comes, most of the time, to all nature?s wild creatures.

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There will be no end to angling controversies for there is no one best way for everyone to fish.

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Somewhere in the wide range of activity between the hard physical effort of wading for long hours against a swift current in a rocky stream, casting steadily, and the indolence of lying quietly in the sun waiting for a bobber to go under there is a type of angling to suit everyone's mood and everyone's pocketbook. Fishing is fishing wherever it is found... Angling's problems are never solved.

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...in rebellion against the typical British-type dry flies, I created the Wulff series.

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