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 (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.