Upriver and Downstream: The Best Fly-Fishing and Angling Adventures from the New York Times

Upriver and Downstream: The Best Fly-Fishing and Angling Adventures from the New York Times


Upriver and Downstream gathers seventy columns approximately fishing—from freshwater to saltwater, from small ponds to the good Lakes, from the Pacific Northwest to post-Soviet Russia—written for the “Outdoors” column of the New York Times.

Contributors comprise such celebrated names as Nick Lyons, Thomas McGuane, Nelson Bryant, Peter Kaminsky, Ernest Schweibert, and Robert H. Boyle. brief, evocative, informative, and wonderful, listed here are items approximately fly-fishing for wild brook trout, bait-fishing for striped bass, casting into tailwaters, or angling in midwinter. The settings diversity from Hudson River piers to the Florida Everglades, from Iceland to the Amazon, and the fish comprise every little thing from the typical sunfish to the esoteric paddlefish. those attractive essays remind us of what fishing is all approximately: companionship and solitude, problem and rest, nature and expertise, from coast-to-coast to round the globe.

Rich with the details of water, mild, and air, in addition to a prepared understanding of, as Verlyn Klinkenborg places it in his creation, “what is occurring out there—in the deep, within the shallows, on the finish of the line,” those reflections and reminiscences superbly trap the flora and fauna and one in every of life’s such a lot demanding, perennial targets.

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