1,001 Pearls of Fishing Wisdom


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Hardcover. 390 pages.
" x 5"

Edited By Nick Lyons

Spanning lighthearted humor to contemplative moments on fly fishing, bass fishing, saltwater fishing, and more from writers like Ernest Hemingway, Ed Zern, Ted Hughes, Cervantes, Thomas McGuane, and scores more, this handsome collection the essence of the sport of angling. It’s the perfect gift for every fisherman.

For everyone, from those who enjoy fishing as an occasional pastime to those who revel in the philosophies of one’s relationship with the water, rod, and reel, this book of quotable fishermen is the ultimate repository of fishing wisdom. From proverbs to professional tips to general words of insight, this collection of quotes is the go-to guide for anyone who loves some aspect of the wonderful world of fishing. Chapters includes: Some Hints About Why We Fish, Techniques and Strategies, When and Where We Fish, Big Fish, The Lighter Side and much More!

With insight from Joan Wulff and Dave Hughes, Izak Walton and George Orwell, Thomas McGuane and Ernest G. Schwiebert, Jr., and so many more,1,001 Pearls of Fishing Wisdom highlights the joys and frustrations of this beloved sport. In addition to quotes by fishing experts and enthusiasts, Lyons features profiles of some of the most well-respected writers, journalists, and anglers in history, making the collection even more valuable for those not yet familiar with some of the sport’s greatest sages.

“Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.” —Henry David Thoreau

“Fishing provides that connection with the whole living world. It gives you the opportunity of being totally immersed, turning back into yourself in a good way. A form of meditation, some form of communion with levels of yourself that are deeper than the ordinary self.” —Ted Hughes

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