The Quotable Fisherman

The Quotable Fisherman

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This collection of more than 350 memorable quotations about the passion and pleasure of fishing captures the essence of the sport. The words are enhanced by more than forty line drawings by famed outdoor artist Alan James Robinson. Included are comments on all aspects of fishing by such wonderful writers as Lord Byron, Cervantes, Ernest Hemingway, John Gierach, Art Flick, Charles Ritz, and Izaak Walton. The Quotable Fisherman is an ideal gift for anyone who loves to fish - and a great companion for those rainy days when you can't be out on the more

Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 162.1 x 174.8 x 16.8mm | 254.02g
  • The Lyons Press
  • Guilford, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 40 line drawings
  • 158574543X
  • 9781585745432

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"Fishermen are born honest, but they get over it." - Ed Zern; "...the big fish, yellow looking in the water, swimming two or three feet under the surface, the huge pectoral fins tucked close to the flanks, the dorsal fin down, the fish looking a round fast-moving log in the water except for the erect curve of that slicing tail." - Ernest Hemingway, "Marlin off the Morro" (1933); "For while the trout fisherman's efforts are ostensibly aimed at taking trout, his preoccupation is concerned with preserving the illusion that his elaborate methodology is at all times justified." - Harold F. Blaisdell, The Philosophical Fisherman (1969); "Calling fishing a hobby is like calling brain surgery a job." - Paul Schulleryshow more

About Nick Lyons

Nick Lyons is the author of more than four hundred essays and eighteen books. For twenty-five years he wrote the famous and beloved "Seasonable Angler" column for Fly Fisherman magazine. He was for many years a professor of English at Hunter College in New York City. Alan James Robinson is a distinguished artist whose work draws heavily on images of fish, fishing, and the natural world. He lives and works in Easthampton, Massachusettsshow more

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