Spring Creek by Nick Lyons

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For years, Nick Lyons has been one of the most popular fishing writers in America. Now, in Spring Creek, he has created his masterpiece. Spring Creek is one of those rare places where the trout are as long as your arm but also exceedingly difficult to catch. Lyons recounts a month's adventures on this river, a time in which he explores its secrets and confronts its greatest challenges. At first he catches little. Then, slowly, he acquires the various and special skills and disciplines necessary to take the large, wary brown trout of this extraordinary river. Spring Creek is the record of halcyon days astream. It is a fisherman's book, drawing a rare portrait of an angler actually learning to fish more wisely, filled with battles between angler and trout, a few epic victories, and even more epic defeats. Spring Creek is a richly humorous and perceptive account of an angler's passion for his sport - and a book all fishermen will cherish.

About Nick Lyons

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Nick Lyons is the editor of Hemingway on Fishing, The Best Fishing Stories Ever Told, The Quotable Fisherman, and The Little Red Book of Dad's Wisdom. He has written over twenty books, mainly on fishing, in addition to hundreds of articles on the subject, which have appeared in such magazines as Harper's, Outside, Field & Stream, Outdoor Life, and Fly Fisherman. He splits his time between New York City and Woodstock, New York. Mari Lyons, whose line drawings grace Spring Creek, exhibits regularly at First Street Gallery. Her website is www.marilyonsstudio.com.
Published March 1, 2002 by Univ Pr of Amer. 169 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Sports & Outdoors, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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If, as Norman MacLean claims in A River Runs Through It , the apostle John was a dry fly fisherman, surely wild spring creeks are the flyfisher's sanctum sanctorum.

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Although Lyons tends to muse on the likes of Kafka and Cezanne, the book is anchored in fine observation: "You always see the birds first, in rivers, on salt water, they are the great harbingers of feeding fish."

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