Brilliant, witty, perceptive essays about fly fishing, the natural world, and life in general by the acknowledged master of fishing writers.Once an angler has become serious about the sport and serious is the word thats used , hell never again have enough tackle or enough time to use it And his nonangling friends and family may never again entirely recognize him, either In other words, he or she will have entered Gierach territory And fishermen who choose to brave the crowds at the big hold, commune with the buddies at the family pool, or even wade into questionable waters in the dark of night are sure to recognize themselves in Even Brook Trout Get the Blues.Whether debating bamboo versus graphite rods, describing the pleasure of fishing in pocket waters or during a spring snow in the mountains, or recounting a trip in pursuit of the fascinatingly ugly longnose gar, Gierach understands that fly fishing is than a sport Its a way of life in which patience is mostly rewarded, the rhythms of the natural world are appreciated, and the search for the perfect rod or ideal stream is never ending It is not a life without risks, for as Gierach warns This perspective on things can change you irreparably If it comes to you early enough in life, it can save you from ever becoming what they call normal Even Brook Trout Get the Blues will convince you that normal is greatly overrated....
|Title||:||Even Brook Trout Get The Blues (John Gierach's Fly-fishing Library) (English Edition)|
|Publisher||:||Simon Auflage Reprint 8 Mai 2010|
|Number of Pages||:||578 Pages|
|File Size||:||875 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Even Brook Trout Get The Blues (John Gierach's Fly-fishing Library) (English Edition) Reviews
Gierach has a wit and a love for nature like no one I have ever read. Every story he tells is not only an incredible experience, but most of the time a lesson well learned. As I read along, I found myself wanting to be standing streamside with John,A.K.,and the rest of the boys. Although Gierach seems to have strong opinions, he doesn't come off as "I'm right cause I wrote the book." He is more of, "Here's what I think, you decide for yourself." Thanks John, keep em coming.
The beginning was a little slow but it payed off. It ended up being the best book I ever read.
Period. Gierach is smart, funny, worldly, and downright obsessed with fly fishing, every damn aspect of it, in fact. Every winter, I settle with Gierach in preparation for the season to come. Heck, he’ll even goad you into getting out for some glorious, foul weather, dee0 winter fishing, if that’s allowed in your neck of the woods.
I have read this book so many times I've worn out 2 copies and finally got it in Kindle form. Gierach is the fly fishing writer that most of us aspire to be; witty, touching, angry, insightful and quite proud of it all. I have all his books in my library and have read them all multiple times but this is the one that gets the most attention by far. Not only will the reader be entertained but if you're paying attention some great fishing locations and fishing tips will be shared.
To be honest I am a fan of all of John Gierach's short stories. If you haven't read anything by him before, give this book a try. If you have, you know what to expect.
This is a great book. It contains the standard fare provided by Gierach, which is good stories, great insight, and vivid imagery. Unlike other books, however, this one is not nearly as preachy as some of his other books which makes it all the more enjoyable. It is well paced, and never fails to offer a similarly themed story. As a result, there is a variety within this book's stories. This is why I suggest you buy this book if you like to fly fish, and must settle in for the oncoming winter.
I've a lot of Gierach's book, but this is my favorite so far. It is essentially a collection of short stories, very eclectic in nature. As one would expect, there are lots of trout fishing stories, but also stories about fishing for other species. There are some stories that are instructional and educational, but all are written in that delightful Gierach style.This is a great read!