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by John Gierach

eBook Another Lousy Day in Paradise and Dances with Trout (John Gierach's Fly-fishing Library) download ISBN: 1451621272
Author: John Gierach
Publisher: Simon & Schuster; Omnibus edition (April 19, 2011)
Language: English
Pages: 448
ePub: 1861 kb
Fb2: 1267 kb
Rating: 4.2
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Category: Humour
Subcategory: Humor

Good fishing and good writing use the same skills, writes John Gierach, whether you’re after a trout or a story .

Good fishing and good writing use the same skills, writes John Gierach, whether you’re after a trout or a story, you won’t get that far with brute force. You’re better off to watch, wait, and remain cal. etting it all happen, rather than trying to make it happen. As the wry and perceptive essays in Another Lousy Day in Paradise prove, Gierach knows his writing as well as his fishing.

As Gierach astutely observes in Dances with Trout, Brilliant, witty, perceptive essays about fly-fishing .

As Gierach astutely observes in Dances with Trout, Brilliant, witty, perceptive essays about fly-fishing, the natural world, and life in general by the acknowledged master of fishing writers. For the first time, two of John Gierach’s most popular fishing books are collected in one volume-a double dose of delight for longtime fans or first-time visitors to Gierach country. As Gierach astutely observes in Dances with Trout, Fly-fishing is solitary, contemplative, misanthropic, scientific in some hands, poetic in others, and laced with conflicting aesthetic considerations.

series John Gierach's Fly-fishing Library

series John Gierach's Fly-fishing Library. Paradise, Gierach shows us, is relative; it can be found in the guilty luxury of fishing private waters or when one is soaked to the skin, in a small canoe on a big lake in a storm a hundred miles from anywhere, exhilarated after a day’s fishing.

A Colorado outdoorsman, Gierach (Dances with Trout, 1994) has always included an element of humor in his work, but here he. The usually reliable Gierach treads tepid waters in this latest collection of fly-fishing pieces.

A Colorado outdoorsman, Gierach (Dances with Trout, 1994) has always included an element of humor in his work, but here he seems more intent on working in wry, curmudgeonly one-liners than he does on telling a good fishing story. A lot of it is strained and obvious: & guess I have to admit I'm not all that fond of people in general-if nothing else, there are too damned many of them. He's amused by trendy environmentalist nomenclature: antihumanist anarchist primitivist.

Another Lousy Day in Paradise and Dances with Trout. Dances With Trout - John Gierach. Essential Trout Flies: Step-by-step tying instructions for 31 indispensable pattern styles and their most useful variations. One day, in the course of doing a lunch with a guy who might have been made to see minimum flows in the lower stream working to his advantage, the man asked me, What is it you really want? assuming, of course, that what I told him I wanted was a smokescreen behind which a hidden agenda was advancing unseen.

John Gierach's Archival Collection can be found at Montana State University, as well as an oral history conducted by MSU pertaining to Gierach's life as an. .Dances with Trout (1994). Another Lousy Day in Paradise (1996). Fishing Bamboo (1997).

John Gierach's Archival Collection can be found at Montana State University, as well as an oral history conducted by MSU pertaining to Gierach's life as an angler and an angling writer. 1 Selected bibliography. Selected bibliography. Signs of Life (1977). Standing in a River Waving a Stick (1999). Death, Taxes, And Leaky Waders: A John Gierach Fly Fishing Treasury (2000). At the Grave of the Unknown Fisherman (2003).

For the first time, two of John Gierach's most popular fishing books are collected in one . product description page.

For the first time, two of John Gierach's most popular fishing books are collected in one volume-a double dose of delight for longtime fans or first-time visitors to Gierach country. As Gierach astutely observes in Dances with Trout, "Fly-fishing is solitary, contemplative, misanthropic, scientific in some hands, poetic in others, and laced with conflicting aesthetic considerations. It's not even clear if catching fish is actually the point. Another Lousy Day in Paradise and Dances with Trout - (John Gierach's Fly-Fishing Library) (Paperback).

Part of John Gierach's Fly-fishing Library

Part of John Gierach's Fly-fishing Library. Omnibus Trade Paperback. It’s not even clear if catching fish is actually the point.

Brilliant, witty, perceptive essays about fly-fishing, the natural world, and life in general by the acknowledged master of fishing writers.For the first time, two of John Gierach’s most popular fishing books are collected in one volume—a double dose of delight for longtime fans or first-time visitors to Gierach country. As Gierach astutely observes in Dances with Trout, “Fly-fishing is solitary, contemplative, misanthropic, scientific in some hands, poetic in others, and laced with conflicting aesthetic considerations. It’s not even clear if catching fish is actually the point.” This observation might also describe Gierach’s writing—catching fish might be the subject, but most of the fun and (mis)adventure comes well before that point. Whether it’s fishing close to home waters (Colorado) or farther afield (Alaska, Scotland, Texas); ice-fishing, tournament fishing, or night fishing; fishing for trout, salmon, carp, splake, or grayling; fishing with familiar companions like A.K. Best or the enigmatic “Zen master among fishing guides”; no detail of the fishing life is too insignificant or too absurd for Gierach. As he writes in Another Lousy Day in Paradise, “The real truth about fly-fishing is, it is beautiful beyond description in almost every way, and when a certain kind of person is confronted with a certain kind of beauty, they are either saved or ruined for life, or a little bit of both.” So start reading and be saved—or ruined—by Gierach’s wonderful insights into the world around us.
Comments: (7)
Jugore
Two of Geirach's classics in one book. Nice sized makes it easier to read.
Ahieones
Another great read from Gierach! I just hope he keeps writing...each book is a gem.
Thetalen
Purchased this as a gift for my fisherman son, he told me he really enjoyed it and found it humorous. The book arrived within 3 days to Alaska!
Quttaro
If you're a fly fisher you'll love Gierach's books. There are a lot of them. These are two of the best.
Gavinrage
I have read both of these before and bought the dual printing for a relative. I love Gierach's writing style and fishing tales!
Rocksmith
perfect.
Blackseeker
Terrific stuff from a master!
loved it