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At the Grave of the Unknown Fisherman

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

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.

Review:

"[O]ne of the most — many would say the most — enjoyable outdoorsmen writing today....The strange and unexpected days astream often yield gems and sudden insights..." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"These 20 magazine columns...follow Gierach's year of outings in Northern Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska and Pennsylvania, and include some of his best strokes of style since Sex, Death and Flyfishing." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Perhaps the highlight of a consistently strong book is Gierach's account of carp fishing, which brings all of the best qualities of the author's work: eloquent prose, angling expertise...and, best of all, remarkable wit and humor." John Rowen, Booklist

Review:

"[Gierach's] latest marks a return to form, his consistently best storytelling and writing to date....As a bonus, the sketches by Glenn Wolff add whimsically to Gierach's tales." Library Journal

Review:

"[Gierach's] evocative prose and humorous, often bittersweet insights will appeal even to those who don't know a nymph from an earthworm." Joe Guidry, The Tampa Tribune

Review:

"The next best thing to fly-fishing is reading John Gierach's essays about it." Carl Hiaasen

Synopsis:

The bestselling collection from America's favorite fly-fishing writer features a trove of witty essays on everything from the etiquette of sharing secret fishing spots to the strange subculture of bamboo rods.

About the Author

John Gierach is the author of numerous classic books about fishing, among them Sex, Death, and Fly-fishing and Standing in a River Waving a Stick. His work has appeared in Sports Afield, Field & Stream, Gray's Sporting Journal, and Fly Rod & Reel, where he is a regular columnist. He also writes columns for the Longmont (CO) Daily Times-Call and the monthly Redstone Review. He lives in Lyons, Colorado.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743229937
Author:
Gierach, John
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Subject:
Fishing - Flyfishing
Subject:
Fishing - General
Subject:
General Sports & Recreation
Subject:
Outdoors-Trout and Flyfishing
Subject:
Outdoors-Fishing
Subject:
Fishing
Subject:
flyfishing, flyfishing writer, flyfishing author, fishing the west, angler, all fishermen are liars, sex death and fly fishing, death taxes and leaky waders, no shortage of good days, another lousy day, at the grave of the unknown fishermen, dances with t
Subject:
flyfishing, flyfishing writer, flyfishing author, fishing the west, angler, all fishermen are liars, sex death and fly fishing, death taxes and leaky waders, no shortage of good days, another lousy day, at the grave of the unknown fishermen, dances with t
Subject:
flyfishing, flyfishing writer, flyfishing author, fishing the west, angler, all fishermen are liars, sex death and fly fishing, death taxes and leaky waders, no shortage of good days, another lousy day, at the grave of the unknown fishermen, dances with t
Subject:
flyfishing, flyfishing writer, flyfishing author, fishing the west, angler, all fishermen are liars, sex death and fly fishing, death taxes and leaky waders, no shortage of good days, another lousy day, at the grave of the unknown fishermen, dances with t
Subject:
flyfishing, flyfishing writer, flyfishing author, fishing the west, angler, all fishermen are liars, sex death and fly fishing, death taxes and leaky waders, no shortage of good days, another lousy day, at the grave of the unknown fishermen, dances with t
Subject:
flyfishing, flyfishing writer, flyfishing author, fishing the west, angler, all fishermen are liars, sex death and fly fishing, death taxes and leaky waders, no shortage of good days, another lousy day, at the grave of the unknown fishermen, dances with t
Subject:
flyfishing, flyfishing writer, flyfishing author, fishing the west, angler, all fishermen are liars, sex death and fly fishing, death taxes and leaky waders, no shortage of good days, another lousy day, at the grave of the unknown fishermen, dances with t
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Publication Date:
February 1, 2004
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 6.335 oz

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Product details 208 pages Simon & Schuster - English 9780743229937 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[O]ne of the most — many would say the most — enjoyable outdoorsmen writing today....The strange and unexpected days astream often yield gems and sudden insights..."
"Review" by , "These 20 magazine columns...follow Gierach's year of outings in Northern Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska and Pennsylvania, and include some of his best strokes of style since Sex, Death and Flyfishing."
"Review" by , "Perhaps the highlight of a consistently strong book is Gierach's account of carp fishing, which brings all of the best qualities of the author's work: eloquent prose, angling expertise...and, best of all, remarkable wit and humor."
"Review" by , "[Gierach's] latest marks a return to form, his consistently best storytelling and writing to date....As a bonus, the sketches by Glenn Wolff add whimsically to Gierach's tales."
"Review" by , "[Gierach's] evocative prose and humorous, often bittersweet insights will appeal even to those who don't know a nymph from an earthworm."
"Review" by , "The next best thing to fly-fishing is reading John Gierach's essays about it."
"Synopsis" by , The bestselling collection from America's favorite fly-fishing writer features a trove of witty essays on everything from the etiquette of sharing secret fishing spots to the strange subculture of bamboo rods.
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