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Whether it's fishing for trout in Labrador, for salmon in Scotland, or at the Big Lip Invitational in Montana - fly-fishing's only carp tournament - it's just Another Lousy Day in Paradise for acclaimed author and self-described trout bum John Gierach as he writes about the agonies and ecstasies of the fishing life. Whether he's weighing the pleasures and deprivations of fishing solo (who's around to notice when you land the big one?), explaining the finer points of preparing game ("trout caught on dry flies ... ...
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Whether it's fishing for trout in Labrador, for salmon in Scotland, or at the Big Lip Invitational in Montana - fly-fishing's only carp tournament - it's just Another Lousy Day in Paradise for acclaimed author and self-described trout bum John Gierach as he writes about the agonies and ecstasies of the fishing life. Whether he's weighing the pleasures and deprivations of fishing solo (who's around to notice when you land the big one?), explaining the finer points of preparing game ("trout caught on dry flies ... do taste better"), contemplating the guilty pleasures of fishing on private water, exploring various cures for fly-caster's elbow, or recounting the perils of trying to get a fishing rod case past airport security ("I was thinking of stopping ... to get a can of spray paint so I could write Fly Rods - Not Guns down both sides of it"), this is John Gierach at his wry and witty best, as addictive as the river itself.
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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
An affinity between fly-fishing and good writing is evident in these engaging essays. Gierach (Dances with Trout) quips that patience is required for both. He writes about fishing for brook trout in Labrador, Atlantic salmon in Scotland and New Brunswick, grayling in the Northwest Territories. He enters a fly-fishing carp tournament and defends the carp as a sport fish. Gierach gives advice on how to choose a fishing lodge and discusses winter fishing, deer hunting and the rising popularity of fly-fishing. He advocates a clean, healthy, diverse environment in which to go fishing. Upbeat and entertaining. Illustrations not seen by PW. (May)
Kirkus Reviews
The usually reliable Gierach treads tepid waters in this latest collection of fly-fishing pieces.

A Colorado outdoorsman, Gierach (Dances with Trout, 1994) has always included an element of humor in his work, but here he seems more intent on working in wry, curmudgeonly one-liners than he does on telling a good fishing story. A lot of it is strained and obvious: "I guess I have to admit I'm not all that fond of people in general—if nothing else, there are too damned many of them." He's amused by trendy environmentalist nomenclature: antihumanist anarchist primitivist. But he too has a political position: "We should have a clean, healthy, diverse natural environment so I can go fishing." The humor works occasionally, as when he's fishing so close to a house, he can overhear an obscenity-laden domestic dispute. Gierach does hit the mark when he plays it straight. He discusses the merits of guides from the old school, who found a place to fish and left you alone, and the new breed who've learned to be "teacher, coach, chauffeur, valet, tour director and therapist." He offers practical advice on shipping and traveling with expensive, fragile rods, and he does a good piece on fly- fishing Colorado's Blue River in the dead of winter. The most delectable piece describes a repast of "casual confusion" that included sockeye salmon, venison sausage, lightly smoked rainbow trout, and wild mushrooms and raspberries.

Some fine moments, as always; but Gierach should allow humor to arise of its own accord rather forcing it to the surface.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780684824246
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • Publication date: 4/2/1996
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 5.83 (w) x 8.76 (h) x 0.99 (d)

Meet the Author

John Gierach is the author of several previous books, including At the Grave of the Unknown Fisherman, Standing in a River Waving a Stick, and Dances with Trout. His work has appeared in Gray's Sporting Journal, Field & Stream, where he is a contributing writer, and Fly Rod & Reel, where he is a columnist. He also writes a column for the monthly Redstone Review. He lives in Lyons, Colorado.

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Table of Contents

1 Another Lousy Day in Paradise 11
2 Rock Bass 27
3 Folk Art 39
4 Solitude 50
5 Splake 60
6 Lost Rod 69
7 Fly-Caster's Elbow 79
8 Salmon 87
9 Grayling 96
10 The Kindness of Strangers 105
11 Blue-winged Olives 116
12 The Buck 124
13 Carp 133
14 Travel 144
15 Winter 157
16 Little Flies 164
17 The Voice 172
18 Guides 185
19 Game Dinner 194
20 Spring Creek 202
21 Desperation Creek 211
22 What Else Is There? 220
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