Even Brook Trout Get The Blues (Google eBook)

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Simon and Schuster, May 11, 2010 - Sports & Recreation - 224 pages
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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 that’s used), he’ll 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 more than a sport. It’s 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.
  

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Review: Even Brook Trout Get The Blues

User Review  - Jason - Goodreads

This text was a biography, that takes place in mid-west. The main character is the author, John Gierach. In the book he tells his fishing stories and introduces some friends and family along the way ... Read full review

Review: Even Brook Trout Get The Blues

User Review  - Ben.hamelin - Goodreads

i love how Gierach pays homage to Tom Robbins in this and "still life with brook trout." 2 of my favorite authors, was very neat to see this connection. Read full review

Contents

FARM PONDS
11
THE ROARING FORK
35
GAR
61
POCKET WATER
75
THE HOG HOLE
94
SPRING SNOW
112
4
132
A FICTIONAL FISH STORY 149
149
1
163
1
178
1
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Page 14 - It's just hard to explain to a child that a kind of profound physical and mental stillness is required if you want to catch fish. That's one of those things you have to come to on your own.

About the author (2010)

John Gierach is the author of numerous books on fly-fishing. 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. Visit JohnGierachBooks.com.

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