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Bookshelf: Fire in the Straw

Famed fly-fishing writer Nick Lyons shares his noteworthy life.

Bookshelf: Fire in the Straw

Famed fly-fishing writer Nick Lyons shares his noteworthy life. 

Readers of Fly Fisherman will likely know the work of Nick Lyons. Author, English professor, editor, publisher, and founder of Lyons Press, he is also the most prolific writer ever to appear in the pages of this magazine. His first article, entitled “Trout in Fun City,” appeared in FFM’s second issue in the summer of 1969. And during Lyons’s long tenure as a book publisher—as executive editor at Crown Publishers, then Nick Lyons Books, then Lyons & Burford, and finally Lyons Press—he eventually produced the largest and most comprehensive selection of fly-fishing books in the United States.

Lyons wrote about a dozen feature articles...

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