"Fly fishing may ..." Quote of Samuel Johnson

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

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
Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), British author, lexicographer. Attributed in Instructions to Young Sportsmen, Hawker (1859). Never found in Johnson's works, the remark is also attributed to Jonathan Swift.
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