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Standing in a River Waving a Stick

Recounting both memorable fishing spots and memorable fish, Gierach discusses what makes a good fly pattern, the ethics of writing about undiscovered trout waters, the dread of getting skunked, and the camaraderie of fellow fishermen who ...

Author : John Gierach

Release : 2010-05-11

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

ISBN : 9781439127551

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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. With his inimitable combination of wit and wisdom, John Gierach once again celebrates the fly-fishing life in Standing in a River Waving a Stick and notes its benefits as a sport, philosophical pursuit, even therapy: “The solution to any problem—work, love, money, whatever—is to go fishing, and the worse the problem, the longer the trip should be.” After all, fly-fishing does teach important life lessons, says Gierach—about solitude, patience, perspective, humor, and the sublime coffee break. Recounting both memorable fishing spots and memorable fish, Gierach discusses what makes a good fly pattern, the ethics of writing about undiscovered trout waters, the dread of getting skunked, and the camaraderie of fellow fishermen who can end almost any conversation with “Well, it’s sort of like fishing, isn’t it?” Reflecting on a lifetime of lessons learned at the end of a fly rod, Gierach concludes, “The one inscription you don’t want carved on your tombstone is ‘The Poor Son of a Bitch Didn’t Fish Enough.’” Fortunately for Gierach fans, this is not likely to happen.

At the Grave of the Unknown Fisherman

Proving that fishing is not just a part-time pursuit, At the Grave of the Unknown Fisherman takes us through a year with America’s favorite fishing scribe, John Gierach, who dedicates himself to his passion despite his belief that “In ...

Author : John Gierach

Release : 2010-05-11

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

ISBN : 9781439108420

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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. Proving that fishing is not just a part-time pursuit, At the Grave of the Unknown Fisherman takes us through a year with America’s favorite fishing scribe, John Gierach, 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.” Beginning with an early spring expedition to barely thawed Wyoming waters and ending with a New Year’s Eve trip to the Frying Pan River in Colorado, Gierach’s travels find him fishing for trout, carp, and grayling; considering the pros and cons of learning fishing from videos (“video fishing seems a little like movie sex: fun to watch, but a long way from the real thing”); pondering the ethics of sharing secret spots; and debunking the myth of the unflappable outdoorsman (“masters of stillness on the outside, festering s***holes of uncertainty just under the surface”). With an appreciation of the highs, the lows, and all points between, Gierach writes about the fishing life with wisdom, grace, and the well-timed wisecrack. As he says, “The season never does officially end here, but it ends effectively, which means you can fish if you want to and if you can stand it, but you don’t have to.” As any Gierach fan knows, want to and have to are never very far apart.

Trout Bum

There's no telling how many anglers have quit their jobs and headed west after reading the first edition of this classic collection of fly-fishing essays.

Author : John Gierach

Release : 2013-09-01

Publisher : Graphic Arts Books

ISBN : 0871089793

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Trout Bum is a fresh, contemporary look at fly fishing, and the way of life that grows out ofa passion for it. The people, the places, and the accoutrements that surround the sport make a fishing trip more than a set of tactics and techniques. John Gierach, a serious fisherman with a wry sense of humor, show us just how much more with his fishing stories and a unique look at the fly-fishing lifestyle. Trout Bum is really about why people fish as much as it is about how they fish, and it is ultimately about enduring values and about living in a harmony with our environment. Few books have had the impact on an entire generation that Trout Bum has had on the fly-fishing world. The wit, warmth, and the easy familiarity that John Gierach brings to us in Trout Bum is as fresh and engaging now was when it was first published twenty-five years ago. There's no telling how many anglers have quit their jobs and headed west after reading the first edition of this classic collection of fly-fishing essays.

No Shortage of Good Days

A collection of fly-fishing essays reflect the author's visits to regions ranging from the Smokies to the Canadian Maritimes, where he explored such interests as fishing etiquette, mosquitoes, and the charms of third-rate streams.

Author : John Gierach

Release : 2012-04-24

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

ISBN : 074329176X

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A collection of fly-fishing essays reflect the author's visits to regions ranging from the Smokies to the Canadian Maritimes, where he explored such interests as fishing etiquette, mosquitoes, and the charms of third-rate streams.

Even Brook Trout Get The Blues

A collection of fishing stories explores the mystifying world of fly-fishing and discusses farm ponds, the tenacity of brook trout, and the peculiar sport of gar shooting

Author : John Gierach

Release : 1992-05-15

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A collection of fishing stories explores the mystifying world of fly-fishing and discusses farm ponds, the tenacity of brook trout, and the peculiar sport of gar shooting

Fly-Fishing the High Country

Along with Fly Fishing Small Streams (0-8117-2290-2), this guide, Gierach's first book, now in print with Stackpole Books, explains how to find the best waters and how to fish them to the best advantage.

Author : John Gierach

Release : 2004-05

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ISBN : 9780811731720

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Tactics for fishing high country lakes, the conflicting currents of high mountain streams, and the ever-changing waters of beaver ponds Cutthroats, brook trout, goldens, rainbows, grayling The best weather and seasons to fish and the tackle and flies to take into the high country "The mountains--any mountains--can make you pay for your fishing with time, shoe leather, exertion, and even disappointment. But they usually give back more than they take in terms of solitude and a sense of adventure that you just won't find on more civilized waters." --John Gierach Fly-fishing in scenic and remote mountain waters is a special kind of fishing, explored in depth by veteran fly fisher John Gierach. Along with Fly Fishing Small Streams (0-8117-2290-2), this guide, Gierach's first book, now in print with Stackpole Books, explains how to find the best waters and how to fish them to the best advantage.

Where the Trout Are All as Long as Your Leg

... including Dances with Trout, Another Lousy Day in Paradise, Standing in a
River Waving a Stick, and At the Grave of the Unknown Fisherman. He is a
contributor to Field & Stream, Gray's Sporting Journal, and Fly Rod &Reel, for
which he is ...

Author : John Gierach

Release : 2012-03-13

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

ISBN : 1451685238

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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. 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. As Gierach says, “The secret places are the soul of fishing.” Hearing about a new one never fails to entice us. And so Where the Trout Are All as Long as Your Leg transports the reader to the best of these places, where the fish are always bigger and the hatches last forever. After all, it’s these magical places that Gierach so vividly evokes that remind us how precious—and precarious—are the unspoiled havens of the natural world.

Fishing Bamboo

Fishing bamboo might be the pinnacle of fly-casting skill, and this book will help take you there.

Author : John Gierach

Release : 2014-10-07

Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN : 1493015559

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An introduction to bamboo fly rod fishing by a master of the sport, revised and updated.

Signs of Life

Author : John Gierach

Release : 1977

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Good Flies

Every John Gierach fan will appreciate this delightful book, and every trout angler can base a successful approach to the fish on what the author offers here.

Author : John Gierach

Release : 2014-10-21

Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN : 1493015567

File Size : 78.33 MB

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The favorite fly patterns of one of the country's top angling writers, revised and updated.

Cutthroat

Collected in this new clothbound book are large, exquisitely reproduced photographs of all of the subspecies of cutthroat trout, stunning habitat images of streams, rivers, lakes, and the unspoiled areas of the West, along with Graybrook's ...

Author : Michael Graybrook

Release : 2018-04

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ISBN : 9780982510292

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Beginning in 1995, Michael Graybrook traveled to remote areas of the American West to take photographs of the trout underwater and released them unharmed. Collected in this new clothbound book are large, exquisitely reproduced photographs of all of the subspecies of cutthroat trout, stunning habitat images of streams, rivers, lakes, and the unspoiled areas of the West, along with Graybrook's vividly told stories of his adventures. A foreword by the world's most popular and respected fly fishing author John Gierach introduces the reader to Graybrook's mission and celebrates his skills as a photographer, angler, amateur scientist, and conservationist.

Sex, Death and Fly-fishing

This is an engaging, humorous and often prof ound examination of what moves a passionate fly-fisherman. O ther titles by this author include Trout Bum and Dances with Trout. '

Author : John Gierach

Release : 1995

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ISBN : 9781854872982

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Written by the author of "Where the Trout Are All as Long as Your Leg", "Dances with Trout" and "Trout Bum", this book deals with that all important trinity - the subjects that come up late at night by the river when its too dark to fish but not too late to drink.

Fool's Paradise

A lighthearted and lyrical new collection of observations on fly-fishing by the author of Still Life with Brook Trout features whimsical complaints about what the author believes is wrong with the world, both within and outside the fishing ...

Author : John Gierach

Release : 2008-05-06

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

ISBN : 0743291735

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A lighthearted and lyrical new collection of observations on fly-fishing by the author of Still Life with Brook Trout features whimsical complaints about what the author believes is wrong with the world, both within and outside the fishing community. 50,000 first printing.

Where the Trout Are All As Lonpb

Author : John Gierach

Release : 2001-01-01

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ISBN : 9781599212258

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A.K.'s Fly Box

A revealing look into the fly box of one of North America¿s most respected and experienced fly tyers, with complete, step-by-step tying instructions.

Author : A. K. Best

Release : 1996

Publisher : Lyons Press

ISBN : 9781558213623

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A revealing look into the fly box of one of North America¿s most respected and experienced fly tyers, with complete, step-by-step tying instructions.

Still Life with Brook Trout

The popular angler columnist shares meditations on fishing and his streamside philosophies, from understanding one's identity as a fisher to learning life lessons in the face of failure.

Author : John Gierach

Release : 2005

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

ISBN : 9780743229944

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Gierach's latest masterwork of streamside philosophy is a witty account of all that makes fishing unique and addictive.

Death, Taxes, and Leaky Waders

The author uses his wit and fly fishing philosophy in this collection of his essays on the art of fly fishing.

Author : John Gierach

Release : 2000

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ISBN : 9780684868585

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The author uses his wit and fly fishing philosophy in this collection of his essays on the art of fly fishing.

Advanced Fly Tying

Since Best has been teaching fly tying for 20 years, it's hard to imagine an angler who wouldn't benefit from this book. From master A.K. Best comes this invaluable reference for the fly tyer who has advanced to the higher skill levels.

Author : A. K. Best

Release : 2002-02-01

Publisher : Lyons Press

ISBN : 9781585743391

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Master fly tyer A.K. Best shows you how to bring your tying to a higher level.

Beyond Trout

Smart, spooky, and strong, carp are ignored by everyone except those who have already caught them.There are fish to be caught on the fly wherever you live, and Beyond Trout will take you to the waters in your own backyard and teach you how ...

Author : Barry Reynolds

Release : 1995

Publisher : Johnson Books

ISBN : 9781555661564

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Continuing their quest to free flyfishers from the trout-only addiction, Pike on the Fly authors Barry Reynolds and John Berryman lead a tour through the back alleys of flyfishing in search of everything from the common bluegill to the not-so-common white amur. They encourage you to leave overcrowded trout streams and instead fish warmwater rivers, municipal reservoirs, and farm ponds. More than anything, Barry and John want you to flyfish more often and closer to home.The supposedly unapproachable walleye falls to Barry's flyfishing skills, and he gives a methodical approach to catching largemouth and smallmouth bass, long a favorite of flyfishers. Without apology, Barry and John will even tell you how to catch the biggest fish you may find in local water-the common carp. Smart, spooky, and strong, carp are ignored by everyone except those who have already caught them.There are fish to be caught on the fly wherever you live, and Beyond Trout will take you to the waters in your own backyard and teach you how to catch the fish that swim there.

Contemporary Authors

Standing in a River Waving a Stick , illustrated by Glenn Wolff , Simon & Schuster
, 1999 . Gierach ' s essays cover trout fishing in the streams and lakes of the
Rocky Mountain West , but they ' re not only about technique and they don ' t stop
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Release : 1999

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