Where the Trout Are All As Long As Your Leg

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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.

Fly-fishing’s finest scribe, John Gierach, takes us from a nameless stream on a nameless ranch in Montana to a secret pool off a secret creek where he caught a catfish as a five-year-old, to a brook full of rattlesnakes and a private pond where the trout are all as long as your leg. As Gierach says, “The ...

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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.

Fly-fishing’s finest scribe, John Gierach, takes us from a nameless stream on a nameless ranch in Montana to a secret pool off a secret creek where he caught a catfish as a five-year-old, to a brook full of rattlesnakes and a private pond where the trout are all as long as your leg. As Gierach says, “The secret places are the soul of fishing.” Hearing about a new one never fails to entice us.

And so Where the Trout Are All as Long as Your Leg transports the reader to the best of these places, where the fish are always bigger and the hatches last forever. After all, it’s these magical places that Gierach so vividly evokes that remind us how precious—and precarious—are the unspoiled havens of the natural world.

Gierach has known since childhood that "the secret places are the soul of fishing." It was, in fact, a boyhood adventure to a forbidden pool deep in the woods that awakened his love for the contemplative joys of fishing and for the magical places so basic to the mythology fly-fishermen share. "If Mark Twain were alive and a modern-day fly-fisherman, he still would be hard put to top John Gierach."--Sports Illustrated. Line drawings throughout.

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Flyfisher Magazine Gierach writes about the common experiences in a way that makes ours more meaningful.
Flyfisher Magazine
Gierach writes about the common experiences in a way that makes ours more meaningful.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780671754556
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • Publication date: 4/28/1993
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 642,647
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.30 (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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    The print in this book was so poor that I returned it. It looked as though it had been printed on a low end copying machine. I asked for a replacement, has not yet been received.

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