No Shortage of Good Days

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Simon and Schuster, May 17, 2011 - 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.

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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User Review  - co_coyote - LibraryThing

I'll say this about John Gierach. You know what you are getting when you start a Gierach book. Good times, a few laughs, great insight into fishing and life, and a most pleasant and enjoyable few ... Read full review

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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

Contents

THIRDRATE TROUT STREAMS
1
SKAGIT
11
HOME WATER
21
6
33
THE PERFECT HOST
43
BAJA
51
TENNESSEE
61
BOOK TOUR
71
ATLANTIC SALMON
103
ROAD TRIP
113
CHEATING
127
FIREWOOD
139
THE OTHER HALF
149
FOOD
173
BLUEWINGED OLIVES
183
CONEJOS
191

DECKERS
81
A SMALL RIVER
93
THREE RIVERS 11 21 33 43 51 61 71 81 93 103 113 127 139 149 161 173 183 191
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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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