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Confessions of a Fly Fishing Addict

Lyons, Nick

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ISBN 10: 0671683799 / ISBN 13: 9780671683795
Published by Fireside / Simon & Schuster, Old Tappan, NJ, 1989
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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220 pp, [1] Book: On the bottom of the half title page, a warm gift inscription from author to Judy & Jim Bowman, dated in year of publication. Laid in a signed holographic note from the author on publishers stationary Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 130396

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Title: Confessions of a Fly Fishing Addict

Publisher: Fireside / Simon & Schuster, Old Tappan, NJ

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Inscribed By Author

Edition: First Edition.

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The author describes how he became fascinated with fly fishing, discusses his efforts to learn casting techniques, and shares his impressions of a variety of fishing spots

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Nick Lyons has been called a "happy combination of angler-poet-romantic," and nowhere is this-and his compulsion to fish-more in evidence than in Confessions of a Fly Fishing Addict. From his spirited defense of "fish tales" to his exploration of dozens of moments in a "fly-fishing addict's" life, this collection of fifty essays is sure to delight his legions of fans.

Nick Lyons takes a hard and often whimsical look at how we all learn to fish, what we fish for, and where we cast our lines. Bluegills, bluefish, snook, chub, brown trout, bass, and salmon are all explored, along with the discretely different experiences of fishing in small ponds, major Western rivers, English chalk streams, and no-name brooks. Lyons can be hilarious when recording his misadventures as a fishing guide or inventor of new flies, contemplative when looking at the ethics or peculiarities of fishing, nostalgic and philosophical about a season past or an old fishing friend now dead. In the emotions it explores and records, Confessions of a Fly Fishing Addict is Lyons's broadest book.

"Bravo for the Confessions, from one addict to another! Nick Lyons is quite simply the tops, in stylish prose, gentle wit, and accumulated wisdom. Add his sense of humility and complete honesty-rare qualities among us fly fishermen-and you will begin to understand why Lyons' essays are essential to our sanity."-William W. Warner, author of Beautiful Swimmers

"Confessions of a Fly Fishing Addict captures the feelings, frailties, frustrations, and fun of fly fishing. This is Nick Lyons at his absolute best. Nick Lyons weaves a spell with words as he masterfully makes us see ourselves more clearly on streams, lakes, estuaries, and oceans through his fly-fishing journeys. You won't put it down!"-Mark J. Sosin

Nick Lyons was for twenty-six years an English professor at Hunter College and is now a book publisher. He has published more than four hundred articles and eighteen books, most of them on fishing. Mari Lyons's paintings and drawings have graced previous books by her husband. She shows regularly at the First Street Gallery in New York City.

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