As I was doing the research for this text I came across an interesting quote from George Washington Bethune, who served as the Editor for the first American edition of Isaac Walton's Compleat Angler published in 1847. The quote is interesting as Bethune has a thoroughly modern view of what many anglers of today still fail to recognize.

"That a lot of things work a lot of the time, and that some may work more than others, but none seem to work all the time".