RIP Nelson Bryant

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RIP Nelson Bryant

Post by JoeCz » Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:44 pm

Growing up in a non-outdoorsy family, his columns in the NYT helped fuel my interest in fishing during my youth and early teens.

I particularly like this passage quoted in the article, referring to pickerel and trout:

“The thought of fly casting for a fish that bears a superficial resemblance to a snake may be more than some purists can stomach. Trout are beautiful and wise, pickerel are neither. However, a man cannot always chase rainbows.”

Link to the NYT obit: ... Obituaries

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Re: RIP Nelson Bryant

Post by squish67 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:05 pm

Saddened to read this. Grew up on his writing. He will be missed.

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Re: RIP Nelson Bryant

Post by Eperous » Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:17 pm

Sad news indeed... he was always a good read....


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Re: RIP Nelson Bryant

Post by Algyros » Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:30 am

I, too, am saddened by this news. I remember many a day when, as a kid, reading Nelson Bryant brought light into my dark and dingy NY apartment.


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Re: RIP Nelson Bryant

Post by bearbutt » Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:48 am

A great loss for all of us, especially those of us with a long affliction, I mean habit, of reading the NY Times. Bryant was from a generation of writer-anglers who knew from deep experience what he was writing--something younger writers today think Google can replace. LOL. But it makes me wish the Times had someone else writing about the outdoors on a regular basis--because we need this kind of presence now more than ever.

From yesterday's Times--photograph by Mark Alan Lovewell:



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