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Gierach, John 1946-

Overview
Works: 50 works in 200 publications in 4 languages and 7,110 library holdings
Genres: Anecdotes  Autobiographies  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Printer
Classifications: SH456, 799.124
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All fishermen are liars by John Gierach( Book )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in English and Chinese and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
No shortage of good days by John Gierach( Book )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of fly-fishing essays reflects the author's visits to regions ranging from the Smokies and eastern Tennessee to the Canadian Maritimes and Mexico, where he explored such topics as fishing etiquette, mosquitoes, and the charms of third-rate streams
Trout bum by John Gierach( Book )

16 editions published between 1986 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides fishing stories and a look at the flyfishing lifestyle, telling about why people fish, how they fish, and about living in harmony with our environment
A fly rod of your own by John Gierach( Book )

6 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Called "the voice of the common angler" by The Wall Street Journal, and a member of the Fly Fishing Hall of Fame, the author travels to remote fishing locations, from Alaska to the Canadian Maritimes, where he, with his sharp sense of humor and keen eye for observation of the fishing life, scrutinizes the art of fly-fishing
Standing in a river waving a stick by John Gierach( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sports writer returns to his first love, fly fishing, in this reflection on friendship, getting skunked, and other musing sketched against the backdrop of the Colorado foothills and British Columbia
Fly fishing small streams by John Gierach( )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Death, taxes, and leaky waders : a John Gierach fly-fishing treasury by John Gierach( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forty of the author's essays on fishing--a first anthology--from six of his books
Sex, death, and fly-fishing by John Gierach( Book )

9 editions published between 1990 and 2018 in English and French and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemplative, evocative, and wry, he shares insights on mayflies and men, fishing and sport, life and love, and the meaning(or meaninglessness) of it all
The view from Rat Lake by John Gierach( Book )

9 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and French and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the world of fishing there are magic phrases that are guaranteed to summon the demon. Among them are: 'remote trout lake,' 'fish up to 13 pounds,' 'the place the guides fish on their days off,'" writes John Gierach in this wonderful collection of thirteen essays inspired by a fishing trip to Rat Lake, a remote body of water in Montana. Once again John Gierach does what he does best ? explain the peculiarities of the fishing life in a way that will amuse novices and seasoned fly fishers alike. The View from Rat Lake deftly examines man in nature and nature in man, the pleasures of fishing the high country, and the high and low comedy that occasionally overcomes even the best-planned fishing trip. Some typically sage observations from The View from Rat Lake: "One of the things we truly fish for [is] an occasion for self-congratulation" ; "In every catch-and-release fisherman's past there is an old black frying pan" ; "We...believe that a 12-inch trout caught on a dry fly is four inches longer than a 12-inch trout caught on a nymph or streamer."
Flyfishing the high country by John Gierach( )

4 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Even brook trout get the blues by John Gierach( Book )

9 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and French and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Good flies : favorite trout patterns and how they got that way by John Gierach( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2020 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This intimate glimpse behind John Gierach's vise focuses on the trout flies he has found most successful and how he ties them. There are chapters on how he developed as a fly tyer -- from being a hopeless tinkerer who tried every pattern there was to settling on a handful of favorites that now catch most of his trout. Gierach explores the tools he uses for tying and advocates those that are simple and basic and few, and he also makes his case for the use of natural materials. Then there are chapters on the flies themselves -- small, medium, and large mayflies, spinners, midges, caddis, hoppers, nymphs, and streamers. Book jacket
Fishing bamboo by John Gierach( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Think of Fishing Bamboo as an introduction to rods and to the subculture of people who make, buy, sell, collect, and fish with them
A.K.'s fly box by A. K Best( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Signs of life by John Gierach( Book )

3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All fishermen are liars by John Gierach( )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This "elegiac tribute to the elusive art and ineffable pleasure of fly-fishing" (Kirkus Reviews) shows us why life's most valuable lessons--and some of its best experiences--are found while fly-fishing
Dances with trout by John Gierach( Recording )

2 editions published between 1994 and 2019 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brilliant, witty, perceptive essays about fly-fishing, the natural world, and life in general by the acknowledged master of fishing writers.With the wry humor and wit that have become his trademark, John Gierach writes about his travels in search of good fishing and even better fish stories. In this new collection of essays on fishing-and hunting-Gierach discusses fishing for trout in Alaska, for salmon in Scotland, and for almost anything in Texas. He offers his perceptive observations on the subject of ice-fishing, getting lost, fishing at night, tournaments, and the fine art of tying flies. Gierach also shares his hunting technique, which involves reading a good book and looking up occasionally to see if any deer have wandered by. Always entertaining, often irreverent, and illuminating, Gierach invites listeners into his enviable way of life, and effortlessly sweeps them along. As he writes in Dances with Trout, "Fly-fishing is solitary, contemplative, misanthropic, scientific in some hands, poetic in others, and laced with conflicting aesthetic considerations. It's not even clear if catching fish is actually the point."
Another lousy day in paradise by John Gierach( Book )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in French and English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acclaimed outdoor writer John Gierach invites fly fishermen, nature lovers, and everyone who enjoys great writing to partake in this collection of wonderfully witty, perceptive observations on fishing and life. Serialized in American Way, Colorado Outdoors, and the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette. Line drawings
A fly rod of your own by John Gierach( )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gierach travels to remote fishing locations, from Alaska to the Canadian Maritimes, where he, with his sharp sense of humor and keen eye for observation of the fishing life, scrutinizes the art of fly-fishing
Fly fishing tips & techniques for stillwater float tubing by Jay Allman( Visual )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Explore the eccentricities of still water fly fishing and float tubing from lowland ponds to high mountain lakes with experts Jay Allman and John Gierach. This excellent instructional program covers the basics of fish behavior, fly selection, equipment, habitat, bait selection and feeding patterns plus many tips and techniques of fly patterns for both warm and cold water habitats"--Container
 
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No shortage of good days
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Trout bumStanding in a river waving a stickFly fishing small streamsDeath, taxes, and leaky waders : a John Gierach fly-fishing treasurySex, death, and fly-fishingThe view from Rat LakeFlyfishing the high countryEven brook trout get the blues
Alternative Names
John Gierach American sportswriter

John Gierach Amerikaans journalist

ギーラック, ジョン

Languages
English (146)

French (17)

Chinese (1)

Japanese (1)