Nick Lyons: "Why Fifty Million People Fish"

May 11, 2010 By: Marshall Cutchin

In a classic article from the August 1972 issue of Field & Stream, Nick Lyons ruminates on fishing, how it changes our lives and why it drives most to behave irrationally.
“A guy named Art Flick once spent three years doing nothing but catching and identifying the bugs trout eat. He only carried a rod so other fishermen wouldn’t think he was nuts. Maybe those were the best years of his life. Trout fishermen are the subrace within the subrace. Which is pretty low.”