Synopses & Reviews
Brilliant, witty, perceptive essays about fly-fishing, the natural world, and life in general by the acknowledged master of fishing writers.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Fly-fishingand#8217;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, and#8220;The secret places are the soul of fishing.and#8221; Hearing about a new one never fails to entice us. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;And so andlt;I andgt;Where the Trout Are All as Longandlt;/Iandgt; andlt;I andgt;as Your Legandlt;/Iandgt; transports the reader to the best of these places, where the fish are always bigger and the hatches last forever. After all, itand#8217;s these magical places that Gierach so vividly evokes that remind us how preciousand#8212;and precariousand#8212;are the unspoiled havens of the natural world.
andlt;Iandgt;Flyfisher Magazineandlt;/Iandgt; Gierach writes about the common experiences in a way that makes ours more meaningful.
About the Author
John Gierach is the author of numerous books on fly-fishing, including At the Grave of the Unknown Fisherman, Standing in a River Waving a Stick, Dances with Trout, Another Lousy Day in Paradise, and No Shortage of Good Days. His work has appeared in Field & Stream, Gray’s Sporting Journal, and Fly Rod & Reel, where he is a regular columnist. He also writes a column for the monthly Redstone Review. He lives in Lyons, Colorado.