Death, Taxes, and Leaky Waders by John Gierach – Brilliant, witty, perceptive essays about fly-fishing, the natural world, and life in general by the. Gierach’s forty fishing columns, drawn from six of his previously published books, detail his experiences in a number of fishing venues and his philosophy as a. Brilliant, witty, perceptive essays about fly-fishing, the natural world, and life in general by the acknowledged master of fishing writers. Death, Taxes, and Leaky .
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When I gave him the book I told him he should keep it in the glovebox and go read it whenever he gets too embarrassed by the fact that I’m catching more fish than him. Oct 09, Jared added it.
It’s good for notes; it’s not so good to transcribe directly into an essay. Zach Matthews rated it it was ok Dec 13, Richard rated it it was amazing Apr 24, I also read it on business trips instead of leakg TV in the hotel.
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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. Gierach often begins with an observation that soon leads to something below the surface, which he finds and successfully lands.
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Adam Kautza rated it really liked it Jul 29, Books by John Gierach. In Belize, no two days are ever the same. Twxes thing about Gierach is you can pick up one of his books and start just about anywhere and be entertained.
wadets The range of fishing locations and experiences he writes about provide insight into fishing in waters I will probably never have time to visit. Want to Read saving….
Death, Taxes, and Leaky Waders
As Laura gets embroiled in small-town goings-on once more – such as her godson’s campaign to be crowned this year’s Tom Sawyer- Laura starts to heal from recent wounds. In just a few short paragraphs I’m transfered from the bothers of life to a flowing river with a fly rod in hand. Sports Illustrated If Mark Twain were alive and a modern day fly fisherman, he still would be hard put to top John Gierach in the one liner department.
The Underground Railroad is at once the story of one woman’s ferocious will to escape the horrors of bondage and annd shatteringly powerful meditation on history. I’d always wanted to try fly fishing, but this book was the main reason I decided to go ahead and give it a go. John Gierach is the author of eleven books, including the famous Trout Bum.
Constable Bethlehem Deqth Blincoe. The range of fishing locations and experiences he writes a There were some great essays in this book. I guess this is also why I preferred Nick Lyons’ essays more: When you grow up on the banks in Hannibal, Missouri, you need an escape route. This is the book I reread when I have nothing to read.