John Gierach SIMON & SCHUSTER, November 1997 Binding Type: Softcover ISBN: 0-671-68437-X Gierach's quest takes us from his quiet home waters to the Yellowstone River; from Utah's famous Green River to unknown creeks throughout Montana, Wyoming and Colorado. Along the way, we're introduced to a lively group of fishing buddies and even an ex-girlfriend. 5x8 inches, 233 pgs. More Information: From the irrepressible author of Trout Bum and The View from Rat Lake comes an engaging, humorous, often profound examination of life's greatest mysteries: sex, death, and fly-fishing. John Gierach's quest takes us from his quiet home water (an ordinary, run-of-the-mill trout stream where fly-fishing can be a casual affair) to Utah's famous Green River, and to unknown creeks throughout the Western states and Canada. We're introduced to a lively group of fishing buddies, some local "experts" and even an ex-girlfriend, along the way 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. CONTENTS 1 Sex, Death, and Fly-fishing 2 Bass Fishing by the Numbers 3 Midge Fishing 4 Expertizing 5 I'd Fish Anyone's ST. Vrain 6 The Less-loved Fishes 7 Sticks 8 The Drought Year 9 Neither Snow, nor Rain, nor Gloom of Night 10 Fly-fishing's National Bird 11 Guiding and Being Guided 12 The Chairman's Bass 13 Rivers 14 A Quiet Week 15 Wyoming 16 British Columbia 17 The Trout Wars 18 Autumn ABOUT THE AUTHOR A freelance writer and a trout bum, John Gierach has had stories published in most major fishing and outdoor magazines. In addition to The View from Rat Lake and Trout Bum, he is the author of Fishing the High Country. He lives on the St. Vrain River in Colorado.