So I'vee seen this before, but what do you think? What stage are you. I think I wander between stages at times. Just posting because I think its interesting fodder for conversation. Feel free to argue about beads as well. 5 Stages of fishing... Stage 1: I just want to catch a fish! Stage 2: I want to catch a lot of fish! Stage 3: I want to catch big fish. Stage 4: I’m just happy to be out fishing. Stage 5: I want to pass on my knowledge and passion for fishing.