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Nick Lyons has been called a “happy combination of angler-poet-romantic,” and nowhere is this-and his compulsion to fish-more in evidence than in Confessions of a Fly Fishing Addict. From his spirited defense of “fish tales” to his exploration of dozens of moments in a “fly-fishing addict’s” life, this collection of fifty essays is sure to delight his legions of fans.

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