SIMON & SCHUSTER, November 1997
Binding Type: Softcover
Casting his reel and his magical spell, Gierach enchants and entertains in these humorous and wistful accounts of hunting and fishing in the raw wildernesses of North America and Scotland. B/w drawings; 5x8 inches, 208 pgs.
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 readers into his enviable way of life, and effortlessly sweeps them along.