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Another Lousy Day in Paradise and Dances with Trout
by John Gierach and Glenn Wolff


Overview - 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.
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Overview
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."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781451621273
  • ISBN-10: 1451621272
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • Publish Date: April 2011
  • Page Count: 448


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