The Contented Angler
"Where fly fishing is still an
honorable pastime
Fly Fishing Club
"Unless one can enjoy himself fishing with the fly, even when his efforts are unrewarded, he
loses much real pleasure.  More than half the intense enjoyment of fly fishing is derived from
the beautiful surroundings, the satisfaction felt from being in the open air, the new lease of
life secured thereby, and the many pleasant recollections of all one has seen, heard, and
Charles F. Orvis
"Fishing with the Fly"
"What a privilege it is to have the opportunity to spend
time teaching these modern day Apostles the relaxing
and peaceful side of fly fishing. It is always rewarding to
see the peaceful look of concentration on a child's face
when they are standing in the middle of a trout stream.
There are more books written on Fly Fishing than any
other sport
. This wouldn't be the case if it were just
about catching fish. The things that we can't teach are
the most important, but these will come naturally.
Never was night more pure, never was sea more winning ; never were the hearts
of men moved by deeper emotions than on that night and by that sea when
Peter and John, and other of the disciples, were waiting for the master.

Peter said, "I go a fishing." John and Thomas, and James and Nathanael, and the
others, said, "we will go with you."
Some commentators have supposed and thought that, when Peter said, "I go a
fishing" he announced the intention of retrurning to his old ways in which he had
earned his daily bread ; that his Master was gone, and he thought that nothing
remained for him but the old hard life of toil.

It seems unlikely that Peter and John could have been in any such gloom and
despondency as to think of resuming their old employment at this time. Perhaps
the disciples, weary with their long waiting for him on the shore of the sea,
sought comfort and solace and incitement to thought in going a-fishing.

If one could have the story of that night of fishing, the conversations in the boat,
the surrounding scenes, the unspoken thoughts of the fishermen, it would
make the grandest story of fishing the world has ever known. Its end was grand
when in the morning the voice of the Master came over the sea, asking them the
familiar question, in substance the same which they, like all fishermen, had heard
a thousand times, "Have you any fish?"

Excerpt from, W.C. Prime
"Why Peter went a - fishing."
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