I chose my cast, a march brown and a dun, and ran down to the river, chasing hope.
Wilfred S. Blunt
A New Pilgramage (1889)
The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of something that is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope.
John Buchan (1875-1940)
Fishing, in my estimation, is not a hobby, a diversion, a past time, a sport, an interest, a challenge, or an escape. It is a necessary passion.
Dark Waters (1988)
A necessary passion with occasions for hope.
Not bad amigos; not bad.