smileAngling in the Smile of the Great Spirit, named the “Best Book of the Year” by the New England Outdoor Writers Association, has become the definitive book on northern glacial lake fishing. This best selling book is a “must have” for every serious anglers library. The book, with over 350 illustrations, contains 600 years of wisdom from 15 Master Anglers with their rich stories, lore, tips, secrets, and history. Four of them have died since the project began, but the book captures their colorful histories, humor, and spirit. The 3rd edition of the book has recently been published after earlier editions sold out, as a quality softcover and hard back, and most recently in 2012, as an eBook for Kindle.

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” Part angling memoir, part history – the kind of book you can dip into at a moment’s notice, or read straight through as you would a novel.You’ll enjoy the warm positive tone registered by author Lyon’s insights. It’ll make you want to fish. It’ll shape your view point in ways you didn’t expect. Something for everyone. Scientific angling information for those who want that. Hilarious anecdotal material you’d only get by knowing these people firsthand. It’s the perfect book to be sitting on your lakefront coffee table. It’s there when you want a dose of insights into glacial lakes. It captures in words — and with great feeling — what the big lakes have to offer.” 

Five Star Review  by Steve Hickoff – Outdoor Columist and Writer


About the Author

Dr. Lyon, author of Angling in the Smile of the Great Spirit and co-producer of the DVDs, has been angling on Lake Winnipesaukee for 74 years where he lives on Bear Island. He is former National Director of education for gifted children, project officer for “Sesame Street”, assistant to the president of Ohio University, faculties of Georgetown University, Antioch, Dartmouth Medical School, Notre Dame College, and Universities of Massachusetts and Munich, where he is now a guest professor for several months a year teaching physicians to become more effective teachers. He received the Gold Medal in the 1990 International Film & TV Festival of New York, the Blue Ribbon in the American Film & Video Festival in 1991, and a CINDY Award. He’s a West Point graduate and former Ranger Paratrooper Army Officer. He’s the author of 7 books and hundreds of articles, many on fishing and hunting, including “The Best Book of the Year”, Angling in the Smile of the Great Spirit. He is a Board member of the New England Outdoor Writers Association (NEOWA) and has been angling for 74 years. He’s chair of the NEOWA New England Youth Writing Contest:  He’s author of a new book, On Becoming an Effective Teacher (with Carl R. Rogers and Reinhard Tausch) published by Routledge in August 2013, which is a prescription against violence and a catalyst for achievement

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