Monday, November 30, 2009

GillBilly YouTube Video: SCORE 2009 Baja 1000 Race Start Part One

Testament of a Fisherman
I fish because I love to; because I love the environs where trout are found, which are invariably beautiful, and hate the environs where crowds of people are found, which are invariably ugly; because of all the television commercials, cocktail parties, and assorted social posturing I thus escape; because, in a world where most men seem to spend their lives doing things they hate, my fishing is at once an endless source of delight and an act of small rebellion; because trout do not lie or cheat and cannot be bought or bribed or impressed by power, but respond only to quietude and humility and endless patience; because I suspect that men are going along this way for the last time, and I for one don't want to waste the trip; because mercifully there are no telephones on trout waters; because only in the woods can I find solitude without loneliness; because bourbon out of an old tin cup always tastes better out there; because maybe one day I will catch a mermaid; and, finally, not because I regard fishing as being so terribly important but because I suspect that so many of the other concerns of men are equally unimportant - and not nearly so much fun.

Robert Traver

Thursday, November 26, 2009

GillBilly YouTube Video: San Diego in the 60's Part Four

Unless one can enjoy himself fishing with the fly, even when his efforts are unrewarded, he loses much real pleasure. More than half the intense enjoyment of fly fishing is derived from the beautiful surroundings, the satisfaction felt from being in the open air, the new lease on life secured thereby, and the many, many pleasant recollections of all one has seen, heard and done.
Charles F. Orvis

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

GillBilly YouTube Video: San Diego in the 60's Part Three

Fly-Fishing helps you understand just how unimportant your big real life problems really aren't.
Keith Myers

Monday, November 16, 2009

GillBilly YouTube Video: San Diego in the 60's Part Two

To go fishing is the chance to wash one's soul with pure air, with the rush of the brook, or with the shimmer of sun on blue water. It brings meekness and inspiration from the decency of nature, charity toward tackle-makers, patience toward fish, a mockery of profits and egos, a quieting of hate, a rejoicing that you do not have to decide a darned thing until next week. And it is discipline in the equality of men - for all men are equal before fish.
Herbert Hoover

Thursday, November 12, 2009

GillBilly YouTube Video: San Diego in the 60's Part One

Work is for those who do not know how to fish.
Author Unknown

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

GillBilly Report: Todos Santos Islands Surfing - November 8, 2009

Killers November 8th...

I once gave up fishing, it was the most terrifying weekend of my life.
Author Unknown