Confessions of a fly fishing addict

by Lyons, Nick.

Format: Print Book 1989
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Location Collection Call #
CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction SH456.L96 1989
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
Call Number  SH456.L96 1989
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Lyons is among the most respected outdoors journalists working today, author of a number of books and editor of others. His stylish, witty, and moving articles have appeared in such diverse publications as Harper's and Sports Afield. He also writes a column--"The Seasonable Angler"--for Fly Fisherman magazine. This book is a collection of those columns. Topics range from the nostalgia of youthful nights spent hunting worms in Brooklyn to a playful poke at salmon psychosis, an affliction from which Lyons joyously suffers. He can evoke laughter and tears; he informs and entertains; and he's an evangelist for his sport. Recommended for any outdoors collection. --Wes Lukowsky"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "These essays, reprinted from Fly Fisherman magazine, form a smooth and satisfying collection. A book publisher and essayist, Lyons ( Bright Rivers ) is adept at both writing and fly fishing--qualities in evidence despite his humility and self-deprecating humor, which prompt a friend to chide him: ``You're downgrading yourself too much, Nick. You're not nearly so bad a fisherman as you make out.'' His language sparkles (``What a glorious pool it is. The water sweeps down from a four-hundred-yard-long riffle, hits the bend, and makes marvelously trouty music''), and sound advice is leavened with wit and charm. To make a dry fly appeal to a fish, he counsels, have it behave naturally. ``If you saw a piece of steak moving unnaturally on your plate, would you eat it?'' The various pieces range in style from touching simplicity to slapstick comedy. Fly fishing, Lyons contends, is a panacea, ``a pleasant, restful time, with the kind of happy, leisurely rhythms that are addictive.'' So are his essays. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Fly fishing.
Publisher New York :Simon & Schuster,1989
Other Titles Confessions of a flyfishing addict
Language English
Notes "A Fireside book."
Description 220 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 0671676539 (pbk.) :
0671683799 (hard)
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