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Atlantic Monthly Press
Atlantic Monthly Press
Atlantic Monthly Press

Spring Creek

by Nick Lyons

“The waters of Spring Creek run deep with many messages, some of them sharp and others subtle, but all deftly conveyed in Nick Lyons’ vivid prose. This book represents Lyons at his very best, and fly-fishing at its very best, and a reader could scarcely wish for more.” –Steve Raymond

  • Imprint Atlantic Monthly Press
  • Page Count 176
  • Publication Date October 01, 1995
  • ISBN-13 978-0-8711-3612-1
  • Dimensions 5.5" x 8.25"
  • US List Price $11.00

About The Book

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.

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Praise

“Nick Lyons is a national treasure . . . a writer of literature who fishes, and one of the best we have.” –Harry Middleton

Spring Creek is everything a fishing book should be. It has the ability to convey the magic that always exists between somebody who loves fishing and a particular piece of water that endlessly lives up to its end of the bargain. And, more than anything else, Spring Creek is wise.” –Craig Nova

“The waters of Spring Creek run deep with many messages, some of them sharp and others subtle, but all deftly conveyed in Nick Lyons’ vivid prose. This book represents Lyons at his very best, and fly-fishing at its very best, and a reader could scarcely wish for more.” –Steve Raymond

Spring Creek keeps alive, in sensitive, heartfelt language, the spirit of why we fish to begin with, and why we will always do so.” –Russell Chatham

“A month in the country by a busy man holds more for us these days than the posturings of sporting layabouts

. Free of gimmicks and snazzy views, Spring Creek shows what fishing writing can be. Nick Lyons has written a genuinely literate and deeply felt book.” –Thomas McGuane

“Nick Lyon’s angling quest, Spring Creek, is the best yet from a superb writer. Lyons’ evolution as an angler becomes a metaphor for life itself. Most fishermen will find themselves in this book, even while it remains uniquely and enviably Nick Lyons’ story.” –George Reiger

“A wonderful book! Only Nick could capture the special fishing on Spring Creek so vividly that you not only see it–you also feel it in your gut.” –Leonard M. Wright, Jr.

“This passionate, thoughtful account of lessons learned on Spring Creek introduces us all, vicariously but vividly to a special corner of Flyrod Heaven.” –Robert F. Jones