From back cover of book:

"Robert 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


"Robert 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!

Water Marked 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. Wild Salmon.

Robert 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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Water Marked Press
4161 Lopez Sound Road
Lopez Island, WA 98261

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