No Shortage of Good Days

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Simon and Schuster, Apr 24, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 224 pages
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“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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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

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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

CONTENTS 1 THIRDRATE TROUT STREAMS SKAGIT HOME WATER
21
BAJA
51
TENNESSEE
61
BOOK TOUR
71
DECKERS
81
A SMALL RIVER
93
ATLANTIC SALMON
103
ROAD TRIP
113
CHEATING
127
FIREWOOD
139
THE OTHER HALF
149
A GOOD YEAR FOOD
173
BLUEWINGED OLIVES
183
CONEJOS
191
THREE RIVERS 1 11 21 33 43 51 61 71 81 93 103 113 127 139 149 161 173 183 191
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About the author (2012)

John Gierach is the author of several previous books, including At the Grave of the Unknown Fisherman, Standing in a River Waving a Stick, and Dances with Trout. His work has appeared in Gray's Sporting Journal, Field & Stream, and Fly Rod & Reel. He lives in Lyons, Colorado.

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