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Bright Rivers

Celebrations of Rivers and Fly-fishing

Bright Rivers chronicles the angling passions and frustrations of one of fly-fishing's greatest men of letters.

A city dweller trapped in the complexities of modern life, Nick Lyons has always found solace in his pilgrimages to great rivers. It is there that he fishes for trout, and in Bright Rivers, Lyons recounts the sometimes moving, sometimes hilarious experiences of his expeditions to Delaware, Beaverkill, Madison, Big Hole, and Yellowstone rivers, sharing reminiscences of trout taken, released, and sometimes lost. No one writes better about not catching fish than Nick Lyons, and perhaps, no one writes better about angling, period. This edition will include a new foreword by the author.

From a richly textured diary of a summer in the Catskills to moving recollections of fly-fishing in Montana, Lyons brilliantly captures the wonderful tension between gray streets and bright rivers.

Nick Lyons is a former English professor and book publisher, as well as the author and editor of many books on various topics. He lives in New York City.

“Nick Lyons enters the select company of the finest writers in the genre with his new book about his experiences on the ‘bright rivers’ he has fished from the Catskills to Montana.”
—Publishers Weekly

“A superb piece of writing.”
—Philadelphia Bulletin

“Wonderful fireside reading, a grand book.”
—Baltimore Sun

“Nick Lyons enters the select company of the finest writers in the genre with his new book about his experiences on the ‘bright rivers’ he has fished from the Catskills to Montana.”
—Publishers Weekly

“A superb piece of writing.”
—Philadelphia Bulletin

“Wonderful fireside reading, a grand book.”
—Baltimore Sun

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