Good Flies: Favorite Trout Patterns and How They Got That Way

Good Flies: Favorite Trout Patterns and How They Got That Way

by John Gierach
     
 

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John Gierach is a highly trusted and trustable opinion-maker in fly-fishing. People take what he says to the bank. While most of Gierach's writing is essay-style and reflective, here he gets down to the nitty-gritty: how he ties his favorite flies and why he thinks they work so well for him. There is, thus, an instant reader connection: "Gierach's patterns

Overview

John Gierach is a highly trusted and trustable opinion-maker in fly-fishing. People take what he says to the bank. While most of Gierach's writing is essay-style and reflective, here he gets down to the nitty-gritty: how he ties his favorite flies and why he thinks they work so well for him. There is, thus, an instant reader connection: "Gierach's patterns are good enough for me." Few anglers will skip knowing what a master angler and thinker prefers for his fly box. This title covers a gamut of patterns essential to trout fishing in a variety of circumstances: dry flies, wet flies and nymphs, and streamers. Gierach's legion of fans of his regular magazine column will be highly inclined to buy this title.

Editorial Reviews

Sports Illustrated
If Mark Twain were alive and a modern-day fly fisherman, he still would be hard put to top John Gierach.
USA Today
Gierach's skill lies in turning maddening frustration into fun.
"If Mark Twain were alive and a modern-day fly fisherman, he would still be hard put to top John Gierach." --Sports Illustrated

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781493007448
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
10/21/2014
Edition description:
Signed Edition
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
681,299
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

John Gierach is the great sage of American fly fishing, an idiosyncratic philosopher whose commentaries on angling are explorations of the meaning of life. He is also one of the most widely read angling writers in the country, mainly through his monthly columns in Fly Rod & Reel. But his great books—Trout Bum, Standing in a River Waving a Stick, and Sex, Death and Fly Fishing, among others—continue to attract new and younger readers. For many fly fishers, he is the voice of their sport. He lives in Lyons, Colorado.

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