1. 10

    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.

  2. 9

    The problem with winter sports is that -- follow me closely here -- they generally take place in winter.

  3. 8

    You know when they have a fishing show on TV? They catch the fish and then let it go. They don't want to eat the fish, they just want to make it late for something.

  4. 7

    In cross examination, as in fishing, nothing is more ungainly than a fisherman pulled into the water by his catch.

  5. 6

    Hunting, fishing, drawing, and music occupied my every moment. Cares I knew not, and cared naught about them.

  6. 5

    No human being, however great, or powerful, was ever so free as a fish.

  7. 4

    If you want happiness for an hour -- take a nap. If you want happiness for a day -- go fishing. If you want happiness for a month -- get married. If you want happiness for a year -- inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime -- help someone else.

  8. 3

    There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot.

  9. 2

    Fishing seems to be the favorite form of loafing.

  10. 1

    Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.