Brilliant, witty, perceptive essays about fly-fishing, the natural world, and life in general by the acknowledged master of fishing writers. Fly-fishing’s finest scribe, john gierach, takes us from a nameless stream on a nameless ranch in Montana to a secret pool off a secret creek where he caught a catfish as a five-year-old, to a brook full of rattlesnakes and a private pond where the trout are all as long as your leg.
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Great product! And his nonangling friends and family may never again entirely recognize him, either. In other words, he or she will have entered Gierach territory. And fishermen who choose to brave the crowds at the big hold, commune with the buddies at the “family pool, ” or even wade into questionable waters in the dark of night are sure to recognize themselves in Even Brook Trout Get the Blues.
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. Brilliant, witty, perceptive essays about fly-fishing, the natural world, and life in general by the acknowledged master of fishing writers. Once an angler has become serious about the sport and ‘serious’ is the word that’s used, he’ll never again have enough tackle or enough time to use it.
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In no shortage of good days john gierach takes readers from the Smokies in Tennessee to his home waters in Colorado, from the Canadian Maritimes to Mexico—saltwater or fresh, it’s all fishing and all irresistible. As always he writes perceptively about a wide range of subjects: the charm of familiar waters, night fishing when the trout and the mosquitoes are both biting, and fishing snobbery, the etiquette of working with new fishing guides, a pitfall he seems to have largely avoided: “A friend and I recently realized that making fly-fishing a way of life instead of a hobby has made us a couple of pretty one-dimensional characters.
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Proving that fishing is not just a part-time pursuit, john gierach, at the grave of the Unknown Fisherman takes us through a year with America’s favorite fishing scribe, who dedicates himself to his passion despite his belief that “In the long run, fishing usually amounts to a lifetime of pratfalls punctuated by rare moments of perfection.
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As he says, but it ends effectively, which means you can fish if you want to and if you can stand it, “The season never does officially end here, but you don’t have to. As any gierach fan knows, want to and have to are never very far apart.
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Fortunately for Gierach fans, this is not likely to happen. Brilliant, witty, perceptive essays about fly-fishing, the natural world, and life in general by the acknowledged master of fishing writers. With his inimitable combination of wit and wisdom, philosophical pursuit, and the worse the problem, money, whatever—is to go fishing, love, even therapy: “The solution to any problem—work, John Gierach once again celebrates the fly-fishing life in Standing in a River Waving a Stick and notes its benefits as a sport, the longer the trip should be.
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He talks about the art of fly-tying and the quest for the perfect steelhead fly “the nuclear option”, about fishing in the presidential Pools previously fished by the elder George Bush “I wondered briefly if I’d done something karmically disastrous and was now fated to spend the rest of my life breathing the exhaust of this elderly Republican”, and the importance of traveling with like-minded companions when caught in a soaking rain “At this point someone is required to say, ‘You know, there are people who wouldn’t think this is fun’”.
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. From the early days…to his present cult status, gierach’s candor and canniness at the water’s edge have been consistent…His grizzled, laconic persona is engaging and the voice of the common angler” The Wall Street Journal. Simon Schuster.
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John gierach's quest takes us from his quiet home water an ordinary, run-of-the-mill trout stream where fly-fishing can be a casual affair to Utah's famous Green River, and to unknown creeks throughout the Western states and Canada. Great product! We're introduced to a lively group of fishing buddies, some local "experts" and even an ex-girlfriend, along the way.
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Great product! If they're not here now, they could be here in half an hour. Gierach travels to wyoming and Maine and points in between, searching out new fly-fishing adventures and savoring familiar waters with old friends. Simon Schuster. On a more serious note, and the politics of dam-building, he ponders the damaging effects of disasters both natural and man-made: drought, wildfires, among others.
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Gierach's approach to writing and fly fishing will bring a chuckle to anyone who reads this book. Media. Simon Schuster. Like all his writing, these essays are seasoned by a keen sense of observation and a deep knowledge and love of fishing lore, leavened by a wonderfully wry sense of humor. To enter gierach’s world is to experience the daily wonder, and occasional absurdity of the fishing life—from such rituals as the preparation of camp coffee for best results, serve in a tin cup to the random, challenge, revelatory surprises, such as the flashing beauty of a grayling leaping out of the water.
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Death, taxes, and leaky waders collects forty of John Gierach’s finest essays on fishing from six of his books.
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Great product! Once again john gierach does what he does best—explain the peculiarities of the fishing life in a way that will amuse novices and seasoned fly fishers alike. Some typically sage observations from The View from Rat Lake: “One of the things we truly fish for is an occasion for self-congratulation.
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Among them are: ‘remote trout lake, ’ ‘fish up to 13 pounds, ’” writes john Gierach in this wonderful collection of thirteen essays inspired by a fishing trip to Rat Lake, ’ ‘the place the guides fish on their days off, a remote body of water in Montana. Gierach's approach to writing and fly fishing will bring a chuckle to anyone who reads this book.