Even Brook Trout Get The Blues

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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 ...

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Overview

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.

From his reminiscences about learning to fish to a lyrical piece about fishing during a late spring snow to a wry, though compassionate, look at the hard life of a brook trout, Gierach provides entertainment for fly-fishers and literature lovers alike. Drawings.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Behind the sardonic, hip titles of Gierach's fly-fishing travelogues ( Trout Bum ; Sex, Death and Fly-Fishing ) lurk grace, passion and wit--even angling epiphanies. Assembled here are 16 lively essays on his Rocky Mountain home streams, farm ponds, dogs and the peculiarity of fishing companions. Every Gierach story, while loaded with lore, is finally about trying to fit the odd but compelling perspectives that fishing bestows into accepted conventions of 20th-century sanity. In a funny, self-reflective mode that owes much to the writings of Richard Brautigan and Tom McGuane, Gierach highlights the fly fisher's single-minded devotion to the sport, with its elements of art, to suggest that the eccentricity is a very real wisdom: ``That is why we like to wander around the mountains with expensive flyrods: to get a taste of things the way they really are.'' His reflections persuade as they entertain. (May)
Library Journal
There are three writers all self-respecting fly-fishing collections should purchase on principle; Nick Lyons ( Confessions of a Fly-Fishing Addict , LJ 5/15/89) and W.D. Wetherell ( Upland Stream: Notes on the Fishing Passion , LJ 3/15/91) are the other two. The 16 stories in this collection lack some of the snap and verve of Trout Bum ( LJ 6/15/86) and The View from Rat Lake ( LJ 2/1/88), but Gierach again shows off his capacity to startle the reader with profanity or humor, much as a fisherman working a deep corner of a pond ties into an 18 brook trout. Colorado-based and Western water-oriented, he is nonetheless a writer for any region and any season to those who prize the literature of this sport. Recommended.-- David Panciera, Westerly P.L., R.I.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780671779108
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • Publication date: 5/5/1993
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 628,893
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.44 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

John Gierach is the author of numerous books on fly-fishing. His work has appeared in Field & Stream, Gray’s Sporting Journal, and Fly Rod & Reel, where he is a regular columnist. He also writes a column for the monthly Redstone Review. He lives in Lyons, Colorado. Visit JohnGierachBooks.com.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2012

    Fly FIshing Tales

    Fun easy read with humor, insight, and a little philosophy. If you like fishing, regardsless of the species and modality then, you'll like this book.

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