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The Best Fishing Stories Ever Told : Best Stories Ever Told - Nick Lyons

The Best Fishing Stories Ever Told

Best Stories Ever Told

By: Nick Lyons (Editor), David Halberstam (Foreword by)

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The Best Fishing Stories Ever Told celebrates the art of hunting fish at many angles. This ancient tradition is practiced all over the world. Tales of baiting, angling, and the watery outdoors are recounted by great writers such as Rudyard Kipling, Guy de Maupassant, and Lord Byron. In scenic rivers, lakes, and seas, praise the trout, snap up that salmon, angle, aim, and sing the fisherman’s song! This superbly presented collection of fishing stories will set the reader sailing on the Loch or along the Thames and tracking down sharks or carp in many exciting waterways.

You will find memories, essays, true stories, and fishing accounts more or less exaggerated or imagined. Their authors and their editor, Nick Lyons, all share a communicable passion for a great day out fishing—a passion only surpassed by the love of telling the tale with or without the catch to show!

With work by more than one hundred of the world’s most eminent authors and fishermen, including: John McPhee Howell Raines Ted Leeson Jimmy Carter Lefty Kreh Dave Barry Norman Maclean Rudyard Kipling And many more!

Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for fishermen. Our books for anglers include titles that focus on fly fishing, bait fishing, fly-casting, spin casting, deep sea fishing, and surf fishing. Our books offer both practical advice on tackle, techniques, knots, and more, as well as lyrical prose on fishing for bass, trout, salmon, crappie, baitfish, catfish, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Foreword-A Memoirp. ix
Introductionp. xv
Early Days-of it and Us
The Primitive Fish-Hookp. 4
Ælian-The Macedonian Invention, or the First Mention of an Artificial Flyp. 14
The Compleat Angler (selections)p. 22
Trout: Meeting Them on the "June Rise" "Nessmuk"p. 45
Trouting Along the Catasauquap. 51
Some Memories of Early Daysp. 57
Fishing with My Daddyp. 68
The River Godp. 72
The Warm Water Mix
"They're in the River"p. 88
The Black Bass as a Game Fishp. 92
Red, White, and Bluegillp. 107
Sacred Eelsp. 111
The 'Lungep. 125
Carp Fishingp. 132
Bow-fin Fishing in the South Slangp. 135
A Big Muskellungep. 142
The Shantyp. 146
Fishing in the Ohiop. 153
A Touch of Salt
The Angler and the Weakfishp. 162
Sharks on the Shell Barsp. 167
The Saga of the Yellowfinp. 175
Keeping Busy When Not on the Casting Deckp. 179
The Tarpon of Turner's Riverp. 182
The Islandp. 193
Trailing the Sea-Batp. 201
Byme-by-Tarponp. 213
Skelton's Party (selection)p. 217
Trout and the Lure of Feathers
The Lakes at Inhluzanep. 224
2000 Words of Heartfelt Advicep. 229
First of Aprilp. 234
The Evolution of a Fly Fisherp. 239
A Bit of Luckp. 243
Fishing with a Wormp. 246
The Value of Observationp. 256
Two Old Trout of the Pools, and the Little Dry-Fly that Finally Accomplished Their Ruinp. 266
The Finest Trout in the Worldp. 271
Nothing Fishy About Troutp. 274
In Praise of Trout-And Also Mep. 277
Some Adventures on Water
The Miramachi it ain't, so all right, it's 116th St.p. 296
Memories of Mahseerp. 302
The One that Got Away (selection)p. 311
Anglers All-and Matters Philosophic
The Man Who Lived Two Lives in One: Zane Greyp. 316
The Anglerp. 328
What and Who is an Angler?p. 336
Note to Don Juan, Canto XIIIp. 343
A Painter, an Angler, and Some Othersp. 344
Fishingp. 354
Crazy for Rivers (selection)p. 355
A River Runs Through It (selection)p. 359
On Norman Macleanp. 375
A Single Stepp. 377
The Even-Tempered Angler (selection)p. 379
What's in a Name?p. 382
The Solitary and Friendly Sportp. 385
Midstream Crisisp. 390
Blue Dunp. 397
Classic Fishing Stories
Storytelling on the Thamesp. 412
Ol' Settler of Deep Holep. 418
The Lucy Coffinp. 424
Crocker's Holep. 436
A Fatal Salmonp. 450
A Gallant Poacherp. 459
Brannigan's Troutp. 467
A Fatal Successp. 480
On Dry-Cow Fishing as a Fine Artp. 488
The Holep. 493
The Lady or the Salmon?p. 499
Fish Are Such Liars!p. 505
A Wedding Giftp. 521
Mr. Theodore Castwellp. 544
Acknowledgmentsp. 549
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ISBN: 9781616080563
ISBN-10: 1616080566
Series: Best Stories Ever Told
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 576
Published: 8th September 2010
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.3  x 4.45
Weight (kg): 0.61

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