A flyfisher's world

by Lyons, Nick.

Format: Print Book 1996
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Moon Township Public Library Non-Fiction 799.12 LYONS
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Collection  Non-Fiction
Call Number  799.12 LYONS
"This ample selection of articles and essays by one of America's most popular writers about fly fishing begins with the moment, on Michigan's Au Sable River, when the author lost his heart to fly fishing, and it chronicles a fishing life punctuated by a revealing trip with one of his grown sons and mellow reflections from a hospital bed." "This is the broadest of Nick Lyons's books, with sections on tarpon and pike fishing in the Marquesas and in France, bass bugging on a small Connecticut pond, and trout fishing on unnamed creeks and blue-ribbon western rivers, as well as reflections on such aspects of the sport as the flies that are the underpinning of it all, the pursuit of records, the odd characters he's met along the way, and the increasing challenge of the crowds that pursue this ever more popular sport."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "On a gray afternoon 40 years ago, Lyons hooked, and quickly lost, a large brown trout on a dry fly on Michigan's Au Sable River. He subsequently ordered his life around that "remarkable moment" and today Lyons is one of America's best-known fly-fishing authors, as well as a leading publisher of fly-fishing literature. In this elegant collection of essays, Lyons reflects on a life spent fishing for everything from pike outside Paris to giant tarpon on the shimmering flats off the Florida Keys. He is at his best, however, writing about trout‘a fish of cool, clear streams that is, like its habitat, wonderfully evocative of Lyons's own quiet and intimate prose. Ranging from humorous to philosophical, these short pieces explore a fascinating sport in its many dimensions. Whether discussing how fly-fishermen compulsively attempt to duplicate with their lures the hatch stage of the life cycle of the tiny Paraleptophlebia or sadly reminiscing on a rural trout stream overwhelmed by the inevitable crowds, Lyons looks back on his lifelong passion without becoming unduly sententious: fly-fishing is "merely a lovely, useless activity that, somehow, has become an axial in my life, an anchor." The writing is a pleasure for anyone who has similarly tried examining the world through the lens of moving water. Mari Lyons is a New York City- based fine artist. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Subjects Lyons, Nick.
Fly fishing -- United States -- Anecdotes.
Fishers -- United States -- Biography.
Publisher New York :Atlantic Monthly Press,1996
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description xvi, 287 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
ISBN 0871136287
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