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    This is the story of a boy named Pete Coutinho, who had a spell put on him. Some people might have called it a curse. I don't know. It depends on a lot of things, on whether you've got gipsy blood, like old Beatriz Sousa, who learned a lot about magic from the wild gitana tribe in the mountains beyond Lisbon, and whether you're satisfied with a fisherman's life in Cabrillo. Not that a fisherman's life is a bad one, far from it. By day you go out in the boats that rock smoothly across the blue Gulf waters, and at night you can listen to music and drink wine at the Shore Haven or the Castle or any of the other taverns on Front Street. What more do you want? What more is there? And what does any sensible man, or any sensible boy, want with that sorcerous sort of glamor that can make everything incredibly bright and shining, deepening colors till they hurt, while wild music swings down from stars that have turned strange and alive? Pete shouldn't have wanted that, I suppose, but he did, and probably that's why there happened to him - what did happen. And the trouble began long before the actual magic started working. ("Before I Wake...")

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    Traditional angling is to escape the noise and one-upmanship of modern angling in favour of something simple and beautiful.

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    Traditional angling is a mindset. So,have you set your mind?

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    With a fly rod, anglers are not casting to a fish; rather to a circle of dreams: ripples that spread into every aspect of their lives.

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    When left alone with nothing but one’s emotions and inner thoughts for company, the nocturnal world can be completely overpowering.

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    We caught him," I said. "Thats the fun part." For us, at least. I doubt the fish would agree.

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    We were not a crew; we were only here at the same time.

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    When reeling a fish in to not simply feel “the power of wildness intimately but the same time recognize the right of that wildness to continue”.

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    Accurately recalling an entire day of fishing is like trying to push smoke back down a chimney, so you settle on these specific moments.

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    About the only certainty, other than uncertainty, in fly fishing is that a fly won't catch fish if it stays in its box.

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    You’ve heard the saying, "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime." Well, just change that to "F**k a man and you’ve made him happy for a day. Teach a man to f**k and you’ve made him happy for a lifetime.

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    A collection of short stories is generally thought to be a horrendous clinker; an enforced courtesy for the elderly writer who wants to display the trophies of his youth, along with his trout flies.

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    Advice to anglers: don't take advice from people with missing fingers.

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    A fisherman is always hopeful -- nearly always more hopeful than he has any right to be.

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    A fishing rod is a stick with a hook at one end and a fool at the other.

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    After all, catching something is purely a by-product of our fishing. It is the act of fishing that wipes away all grief, lightens all worry, dissolves fear and anxiety.

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    After all these years, I still feel like a boy when I'm on a stream

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    After the doctor's departure Koznyshev felt inclined to go to the river with his fishing rod. He was fond of angling, and seemed proud of being able to like such a stupid occupation.

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    All consumption should be local. No food products need to be transported over hundreds of miles to market. All commercial fishing should be abolished. If local communities need to fish the fish should be caught individually by hand. We need to stop flying, stop driving cars, and jetting around on marine recreational vehicles.

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    Aging is for people who don't know any better.

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    All good things come by grace, and grace comes by art, and art does not come easy.

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    All I can say to the kids is if you've a problem in fishing or life, if you talk to an older person, you're gonna end up alright, because nine times out of 10, they've been through the same thing.

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    All you need to be a fisherman is patience and a worm.

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    All those authors there, most of whom of course I've never met. That's the poetry side, that's the prose side, that's the fishing and miscellaneous behind me. You get an affection for books that you've enjoyed.

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    Along with being forever on the move, one is forever in a hurry, leaving things inadvertently behind-friend or fishing tackle, old raincoat or old allegiance.

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    Along a stream that raced and ran Through tangled trees and over stones, That long had heard the pipes o' Pan And shared the joys that nature owns, I met a fellow fisherman, Who greeted me in cheerful tones. . . . . Foes think the bad in him they've guessed And prate about the wrong they scan; Friends that have seen him at his best Believe they know his every plan; I know him better than the rest, I know him as a fisherman.

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    A man may fish with the worm that hath eat of a king, and eat of the fish that hath fed of that worm

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    Although the United States has made tremendous progress cleaning up its water by removing billions of pounds of pollutants and doubling the number of waterways safe for fishing and swimming, a majority of Americans live within 10 miles of a polluted lake, river, stream or coastal area.

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    And angling too, that solitary vice, What Izaak Walton sings or says: The quaint, old, cruel coxcomb, in his gullet Should have a hook, and a small trout to pull it.

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    Anglers boast of the innocence of their pastime; yet it puts fellow-creatures to the torture. They pique themselves on their meditative faculties; and yet their only excuse is a want of thought.

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    And connected I had been. When the fish changed directions, I felt it. when it slowed or sped up, I felt that too. It's such a raw thing, this shared existence with a piece of bucking biomass.

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    And one thing I can be proud of is we have a 'Come and Try Fishing' day every year. And there's 20 venues throughout the state, and see, these thousands of kids who've never been fishing come along.

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    An excellent angler, and now with God.

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    Anglers may be divided into almost as many genera and species as the fish they catch, and engage in the sport from as many impulses.

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    Angling is extremely time consuming. That's sort of the whole point.

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    Angling may be said to be so like the mathematics that it can never be fully learned.

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    And for winter fly-fishing it is as useful as an almanac out of date.

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    Angling is an amusement peculiarly adapted to the mild and cultivated scenery of England

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    Anglers have a way of romanticizing their battles with fish.

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    As the old fisherman remarked after explaining the various ways to attach a frog to a hook, it's all the same to the frog.

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    An undisturbed river is as perfect as we will ever know, every refractive slide of cold water a glimpse of eternity.

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    Around the steel no tortur'd worm shall twine, No blood of living insect stain my line; Let me, less cruel, cast the feather'd hook, With pliant rod athwart the pebbled brook, Silent along the mazy margin stray, And with the fur-wrought fly delude the prey.

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    A Rod: An attractively painted length of fiberglass that keeps an angler from ever getting too close to a fish.

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    As for me, tough duty though it may be, I continue to do my part for the commercial recreation industry. Fishing, boating, tennis, golf, running, hunting, and all of this. Horseshoes. It's tough duty. Somebody has to do it, and I'm going to keep on.

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    A simple fishing boat in the midst of the rippling waters is enough to awaken in the mind of the beholder a sense of vastness of the sea and at the same time of peace and contentment - the Zen sense oof the alone.

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    A standard saying among fly fishermen is that trout spend anywhere from 80 to 90 percent of their time feeding below the water's surface on the immature forms of aquatic insects. Some anglers are even more precise, but whatever the exact percentage , it's safe to say that to fully appreciate any tailwater fishery you will have to learn the fine art of nymphing.

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    A river is water is its loveliest form; rivers have life and sound and movement and infinity of variation, rivers are veins of the earth through which the lifeblood returns to the heart

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    As far as I can ascertain the reasons for missing a rising fish come from faulty reactions. When we miss a fish we are either too fast or too slow

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    Aside from its importance to many branches of science, a knowledge of the oceans has a practical value for mankind. The intelligent development of our fishing industries, the laying of oceanic cables, the proper construction of harbor-works, oceanic commerce and navigation, as well as long-range weather forecasting, are all dependent on an understanding of the ocean.

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    A sly old fish, too cunning for the hook.

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