From the critically acclaimed author of "Sex, Death, and Fly-Fishing" and "Trout Bum" comes Gierach's most entertaining book yet about the fly-fishing way of life. As only he can, John Gierach writes about the hard life of a brook trout in the Rockies; bamboo versus graphite rods, hog holes, secret streams, and poachers; and, of course, the sport - or is it religion? - of fly-fishing.
He fondly recalls learning to fish on the family farm pond; fishing for gar; fishing in the mountains during a late spring snow. As always with Gierach, all of it is richly observed and wryly described.
From his reminiscences about learning to fish to a lyrical piece about fishing during a late spring snow to a wry, though compassionate, look at the hard life of a brook trout, Gierach provides entertainment for fly-fishers and literature lovers alike.
Entertaining anecdotes take readers into the fascinating and mystifying world of fly-fishing, touching on subjects that range from farm ponds, to the peculiar sport of gar shooting, to the tenacity of brook trout.
This is a personalized copy, signed by the author.