A Fly Rod Of Your Own makes you feel you are having a beer with your best friend who is not only funny, companionable, but just great to hang out with. When it comes to fly fishing, Gierach is like a sex therapist. He has seen it all. His alert and slightly off-kilter observations place him in the general neighborhood of Mark Twain and James Thurber.
Gierach puts me in a similar position. Since no one writes of our sport more pleasingly, why not let John tell us what we love about it?
Used - Very Good. He gets paid to fish and write simple essays on his fishing experiences. Brilliant, witty, perceptive essays about fly-fishing, the natural world, and life in general by the acknowledged master of fishing writers. The book is bound in black and blue cloth with silver titles. A Few Days Before Christmas You can remove the unavailable item s now or we'll automatically remove it at Checkout. Where the Fish Are:
When days go extremely well on the river I think of Gierach. When days go extremely badly I think of Gierach.
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Or, to put it another way, no one ever sets out to be half-assed at anything. Filmmakers will tell you this ineffable quality is as difficult to capture as it is to find. After all, the first rule of style is: And the second rule is: You can read a great interview with John Gierach here.
And read another here. John Gierach is an author and freelance writer of fly fishing stories. He was born in the midwestern U. Gierach has a unique ability to make an otherwise uneventful story on fly fishing or hunting come to life on the pages.
He gets paid to fish and write simple essays on his fishing experiences. Most of the stories he writes appear simple and straightforward, but Gierach includes unique observations, reflections, and a healthy dose of humor. He also finds a way to end each story with an interesting twist, turning a basic story into something entertaining and well worth reading.
He also writes regular columns in several newspapers, including the New York Times.
Many of the adventures Gierach writes about take place with his friend, A. Cloud 9 Books Condition: May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Fine, in Fine dust jacket. The Old Mill Bookshop Published: Fine, in Fine dust jacket Edition: Riverside, New Jersey, U.
Gene The Book Peddler Published: Clean tight pages, sharp corners, DJ bright with light wear only; 3rd printing of 1st edition; illustrated by author. West Side Books Published: Text illustrations in Gyotaku by the author. The book is bound in black and blue cloth with silver titles. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Used book in very good condition. Some cover wear, may contain a few marks. Used book in good condition. Has wear to the cover and pages.
Contains some markings such as highlighting and writing. Ex-library with the usual stamps. Brilliant, witty, perceptive essays about fly-fishing, the natural world, and life in general by the acknowledged master of fishing writers.