Nick Lyons: Reading Beyond the Book

March 21, 2004 By: Marshall Cutchin

Actually, Nick Lyons refers to it as “teaching beyond the book” — that characteristic brilliance applied to great angling literature that is often not directly about fishing itself. In this wonderful piece in the New York Times, Mr. Lyons mentions Hemingway, Norman McLean, Thomas McGuane, Howell Raines, Jim Harrison, and Robert Hughes “(although he is better on Goya than on brown trout),” among others.