This quote comes from W.D Wetherell, a writer from the New Hampshire. What I love about his work is that he is content to fish his neighborhood. As Wendell Berry recommended we all try to do, he "stays put." Wetherell uses fishing as a means to explore his bioregion. He is content with small rivers, small fish, and the challenge of fishing a single river for an entire year. He learns in that time that rivers change, evolve, and always have something new to teach you. This quote is from his 1991 book Upland Stream.
“All fishing has about it something of a complicated hide-and-seek, but small stream brook trout fishing – the fishig that fascinates me – retains the hide-and-seak quality in its most basic, childlike form. Mountain trout spend their lives hiding in an environment that is perfect for their concealment, and what I find so compelling and interesting in fishing for them is the trick of waving a fly across the water and thereby finding out exactly where they are. The fight, the actual landing – for fish this size, none of that counts.”