No Shortage of Good Days
“America’s best fishing writer” (Houston Chronicle) returns with more surprising, entertaining insights on fishing and on life, now in paperback.
In No Shortage of Good Days John Gierach takes readers from the Smokies in Tennessee to his home waters in Colorado, from the Canadian Maritimes to Mexico—saltwater or fresh, it’s all fishing and all irresistible. As always he writes perceptively about a wide range of subjects: the charm of familiar waters, the etiquette of working with new fishing guides, night fishing when the trout and the mosquitoes are both biting, and fishing snobbery, a pitfall he seems to have largely avoided: “A friend and I recently realized that making fly-fishing a way of life instead of a hobby has made us a couple of pretty one-dimensional characters. On the other hand, we agreed we’re two of the happiest people we know, albeit in a simple-minded sort of way.”
Gierach again demonstrates the wit, eloquence, and insight that have become his trademarks. No Shortage of Good Days is the next best thing to a day of fishing.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - TCWriter - LibraryThing
Gierach's latest essay book on life and fly fishing breaks no new ground, but given the deeply autobiographical nature of Gierach's work, that's probably good news. We immerse ourselves in Gierach's ... Read full review
Review: No Shortage of Good DaysUser Review - Goodreads
While most people are saying, "Same ole same ole," I keep eating this stuff up. I associate with his fishing obsession, yes, but I also love his perspective on the West, road trips, and his simplistic ... Read full review
CONTENTS 1 THIRDRATE TROUT STREAMS SKAGIT HOME WATER
A SMALL RIVER
THE OTHER HALF
A GOOD YEAR FOOD
THREE RIVERS 1 11 21 33 43 51 61 71 81 93 103 113 127 139 149 161 173 183 191