Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The Missing Quote Attribution

Several Gierach books ago (which is a couple of years ago), I read a quote that went something like "Well, we said we were going to go fishing and we did." and was referencing a fishless day. I think it was attributed to A.K. Best but I've not been interested enough to actually go back and reread the books just to find the quote. Maybe someday I will. It's a few words that sum up many a day on the water.

There was another one that went "The best time to go fishing is when you can" and was a similar mystery of attribution.

Until this evening.

No Shortage of Good Days. Page 114, at the top.

Ed Zern.

If any of you can cite the A.K. Best quote, that would be helpful.


  1. "The best time to go fishing is when you can"

    I hope to take advantage of that this afternoon. Conditions suck, but it's beautiful out.

    I'm terrible at remembering words. I'm very grateful for Google.

    Look up Paul Quinnett when you get a chance. Darwin's Bass, Pavlov's Trout and Fishing Lessons. Worth the read.