All Fishermen Are Liars

All Fishermen Are Liars

Book - 2014
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From the Pacific Northwest to the Upper Midwest to the Canadian Maritimes, "America's best fishing writer" ( Houston Chronicle ) shows us why life's most valuable lessons--and some of its best experiences--are found while fly-fishing.

"I have to go fishing; it's my job." John Gierach can say that and mean it. But fishing is only part of his job. The other part is writing about his fishing adventures. And that's the part we readers get to enjoy.

In All Fishermen Are Liars , Gierach travels across North America from the Pacific Northwest to the Canadian Maritimes to seek out quintessential fishing experiences. Whether he's fishing a busy stream or a secluded lake amid snow-capped mountains, Gierach insists that fishing is always the answer--even when it's not clear what the question is. All Fishermen Are Liars covers fishing topics large and small: the art of fly-tying and the quest for the perfect steelhead fly; fishing in the Presidential Pools previously fished by the first President George Bush; and the importance of traveling with like-minded companions when caught in a soaking downpour. ("At this point someone is required to say, 'You know, there are people who wouldn't think this is fun.'")

Gierach may occasionally lose a fish, but he never loses his passion for fishing or his sense of humor. All Fishermen Are Liars proves yet again that life's most valuable lessons--and some of its best experiences-- can be found while fly-fishing.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Simon & Schuster, c2014.
Edition: 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed. --
ISBN: 9781451618310
145161831X
Characteristics: 211 p. :,ill.
Additional Contributors: Wolff, Glenn

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Chuckod451
Dec 05, 2017

John Gierach does not have a large population of readers to pull from but if you are a fisherman you will be hard pressed to find a more entertaining writer. He combines great story telling with knowledge of the sport and a bit of old hippie philosophy. If you are reading All Fisherman are liars on a cold, rainy December day as I am and you don't put the book down and go and check your fishing tackle and start scouring the internet for potential fishing destinations then you are not serious about fishing. Gierach doesn't just tell you where he was and what he did, he makes you long to be where he was, doing what he was doing.

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