Synopses & Reviews
Few books have captured the haunting world of music and rivers and of the sport they provide as well as A River Never Sleeps
. Roderick L. Haig-Brown writes of fishing not just as a sport, but also as an art. He knows moving water and the life within itits subtlest mysteries and perpetual delights. He is a man who knows fish lore as few people ever will, and the legends and history of a great sport.
Month by month, he takes you from river to river, down at last to the saltwater and the sea: in January, searching for the steelhead in the dark, cold water; in May, fishing for bright, sea-run cutthroats; and on to the chilly days of October and the majestic run of spawning salmon. All the great joy of angling is here: the thrill of fishing during a thunderstorm, the sight of a river in freshet or a river calm and hushed, the suspense of a skillful campaign to capture some half-glimpsed trout or salmon of extraordinary size, and the excitement of playing and landing a momentous fish.
A River Never Sleeps is one of the enduring classics of angling. It will provide a rich reading experience for all who love fishing or rivers.
Reading a Roderick Haig-Brown book is an experience to be savored slowly and delicately.Haig-Brown"s writings are always in season.Not since Walton has there been a writer who can describe the joys of fishing as does Roderick Haig-Brown.
"One of the 20th century's most gifted angling writers."--The New York Times
About the Author
Roderick L. Haig-Brown (1908–1976) was a conservationist and well-known Canadian writer. He was born in England and found his way to British Columbia as a youth. He spent much of his life fishing rivers around the world and writing about his experiences, and in 1953 he received an honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD) from the University of British Columbia. He is also the author of Fisherman’s Spring, Fisherman’s Summer, and Fisherman’s Winter.Nick Lyons is the editor of Hemingway on Fishing, The Best Fishing Stories Ever Told, The Quotable Fisherman, and The Little Red Book of Dad's Wisdom. He has written over twenty books, mainly on fishing, in addition to hundreds of articles on the subject, which have appeared in such magazines as Harper’s, Outside, Field & Stream, Outdoor Life, and Fly Fisherman. He splits his time between New York City and Woodstock, New York.