With the wry humor and wit that have become his trademark, John Gierach writes about his travels in search of good fishing and even better fish stories. In this new collection of essays on fishing -- and hunting -- Gierach discusses fishing for trout in Alaska, for salmon in Scotland and for almost anything in Texas.
He offers his perceptive observations on the subject of ice-fishing, getting lost, fishing at night, tournaments and the fine art of tying flies. Gierach also shares his hunting technique, which involves reading a good book and looking up occasionally to see if any deer have wandered by.
Always entertaining, often irreverent and illuminating, Gierach invites readers into his enviable way of life, and effortlessly sweeps them alon
Gierach's witty and idiosyncratic perspective on the great outdoors--and its effects on the "inner man"--transcends traditional literary boundaries. Whether he's questing for trout in Alaska, salmon in Scotland, or bass in Texas, Gierach explores both the delights and the downsides of life outdoors.