back cover of book:
Lyon is a dharma Bum of trout rivers, seeking satori in the strike
of summer steelhead and the crash of ocean surf. He knows the rivers,
mountains and coasts of the northwest as intimately as he knows
his own soul. And he’s learned the hard way: by working there, by
playing there, by getting out where the wind strips the bullshit
away and the rivers make beautiful, deadly music. This collection
will yank you to your feet."
—Jerry Dennis, author of
The River Home: An Angler’s Explorations
Lyon writes with muscle, spirit and a clear sense of how fine it
is to float rivers, quote Kerouac, stick a steelhead, then recharge
with blackberry tea and cognac. Any questions: read his book."
—Seth Norman, author of
Meanderings of a Fly fisherman
Winner of the Roderick
Haig Brown and Travers Award
Fly fish the
legendary and little known waters of the Northwest—Canoe deep into
the North Cascades and shelter for the night in Kerouac’s old lookout
tower. Float freestone rivers threading the high deserts of Oregon,
Washington and Idaho for ‘summers’ and wild trout. Hunt for enormous
native steelhead in the rainforests of Mount Olympus. Fish to salmon
and giant Mola Mola in the open ocean hammering the British Columbian
Coast, trekking alone by kayak for 102 days!
is the story of one man's passion—for fly fishing, for adventure,
for following the path of a spirit marked by water. Mountain streams
to desert rivers, rainforest to sea. Wild trout. Wild steelhead.
Lyon lives in the San Juan Islands. His energy and style— and
spirit of adventure—set him apart as one of those who lead the
way. He is a former fly fishing and river guide, an editor,
expeditionary, journalist and author. As for ‘Naked—Rob believes
it is not only a condition of a body, but a condition of a soul
at its thresholds of endurance, lucidity and courage. The author
often ends up fishing naked, no matter what he’s wearing.
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