"Is there a Mermaid in your creel? Fly fishing is such great fun, I have often felt, that it really ought to be done in bed. Not that high frolic is the only thing the pursuit of fish and the pursuit have in common; these ancient sports have more going for them than just that - as I'll now try to tell why. First off, just as both diversions are best conducted in decent privacy, away from distracting crowds, so too the most gratifying results are best obtained by subtlety rather than by force, by seduction rather than rape. Again, just as both pastimes quickly pass when the conquest is too easy, so too the lures used in the wooing, whether jewels or jassids, must be presented with the utmost skill and grace."
Robert Traver, Trout Magic