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Gierach, John 1946-

Overview
Works: 39 works in 122 publications in 2 languages and 6,725 library holdings
Genres: Anecdotes 
Roles: Author, Printer
Classifications: SH456, 799.1755
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No shortage of good days by John Gierach( Book )
4 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of fly-fishing essays reflects the author's visits to regions ranging from the Smokies and eastern Tennessee to the Canadian Maritimes and Mexico, where he explored such topics as fishing etiquette, mosquitoes, and the charms of third-rate streams
All fishermen are liars by John Gierach( Book )
6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gierach travels across North America from the Pacific Northwest to the Canadian Maritimes to seek out quintessential fishing experiences. Whether he's fishing a busy stream or a secluded lake amid snow-capped mountains, Gierach insists that fishing is always the answer-- even when it's not clear what the question is
Trout bum by John Gierach( Book )
7 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Provides fishing stories and a look at the flyfishing lifestyle, telling about why people fish, how they fish, and about living in harmony with our environment
Standing in a river waving a stick by John Gierach( Book )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rich in fishing lore, humor, and seasoned know-how that has won Gierach a devoted readership
Death, taxes, and leaky waders : a John Gierach fly-fishing treasury by John Gierach( Book )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Forty of the author's essays on fishing--a first anthology--from six of his books
Sex, death, and fly-fishing by John Gierach( Book )
6 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
Fly fishing small streams by John Gierach( Book )
2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The view from Rat Lake by John Gierach( Book )
5 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Brilliant, witty, perceptive essays about fly-fishing, the natural world, and life in general by the acknowledged master of fishing writers. "In the world of fishing there are magic phrases that are guaranteed to summon the demon. Among them are: 'remote trout lake,' 'fish up to 13 pounds,' 'the place the guides fish on their days off,'" writes John Gierach in this wonderful collection of thirteen essays inspired by a fishing trip to Rat Lake, a remote body of water in Montana. Once again John Gierach does what he does best'explain the peculiarities of the fishing life in a way that will amuse novices and seasoned fly fishers alike. The View from Rat Lake deftly examines man in nature and nature in man, the pleasures of fishing the high country, and the high and low comedy that occasionally overcomes even the best-planned fishing trip. Some typically sage observations from The View from Rat Lake: "One of the things we truly fish for [is] an occasion for self-congratulation." "In every catch-and-release fisherman's past there is an old black frying pan." "We . . . believe that a 12-inch trout caught on a dry fly is four inches longer than a 12-inch trout caught on a nymph or streamer."
Even brook trout get the blues by John Gierach( Book )
7 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and French and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
Flyfishing the high country by John Gierach( Book )
3 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Good flies : favorite trout patterns and how they got that way by John Gierach( Book )
9 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
<DIV>The favorite fly patterns of one of the country's top angling writers, revised and updated.</DIV>
Fishing bamboo by John Gierach( Book )
7 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Think of Fishing Bamboo as an introduction to rods and to the subculture of people who make, buy, sell, collect, and fish with them
Signs of life by John Gierach( Book )
2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fool's paradise by John Gierach( Book )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Brilliant, witty, perceptive essays about fly-fishing, the natural world, and life in general by the acknowledged master of fishing writers. If John Gierach is living in a fool's paradise, then it's a paradise that his regular readers will recognize and new fans will delight in discovering. Laced with the inimitable blend of wit and wisdom that have made him fly-fishing's foremost scribe, Fool's Paradise chronicles the fishing life in all its glory (catching your biggest fish ever) and squalor (being stranded in a tent during a soaking rainstorm). In Gierach's world, both experiences are valuable, and perhaps inevitable. Fishermen everywhere will understand Gierach's quest to discover and explore new waters (and then not to divulge the best locations to anyone), the unlikely appeal of winter fly-fishing, or his dismay at encroaching development ("You never get to point at a meadow full of browsing mule deer and say, 'You know, all this was once condos.'"). Braving trips on small prop planes and down "Oh-My-God" roads, Gierach and his fishing buddies pursue bull trout in British Collumbia, steelhead in the Rocky Mountains, and pike so fierce that a wise fisherman wears Kevlar gloves for the obligatory trophy photo. Equal parts fishing lore, philosophy, and great fish stories, Fool's Paradise may not be a perfect substitute for actually being out on the water, but it's surely the next best thing
Fly fishing tips & techniques for stillwater float tubing ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Explore the eccentricities of still water fly fishing and float tubing from lowland ponds to high mountain lakes with experts Jay Allman and John Gierach. This excellent instructional program covers the basics of fish behavior, fly selection, equipment, habitat, bait selection and feeding patterns plus many tips and techniques of fly patterns for both warm and cold water habitats"--Container
Dances with trout by John Gierach( Recording )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Trout bum by John Gierach( Recording )
2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Colorado outdoor writer John Gierach reads seven selections from his book entitled Trout bum
Fishing Bamboo An Angler's Passion for the Traditional Fly Rod by John Gierach( )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
<DIV>An introduction to bamboo fly rod fishing by a master of the sport, revised and updated.</DIV>
Another lousy day in paradise by John Gierach( Book )
2 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Brilliant, witty, perceptive essays about fly-fishing, the natural world, and life in general by the acknowledged master of fishing writers. "Good fishing and good writing use the same skills," writes John Gierach, "whether you're after a trout or a story, you won't get that far with brute force. You're better off to watch, wait, and remain calm'letting it all happen, rather than trying to make it happen." As the wry and perceptive essays in Another Lousy Day in Paradise prove, Gierach knows his writing as well as his fishing. Paradise, Gierach shows us, is relative; it can be found in the guilty luxury of fishing private waters or when one is soaked to the skin, in a small canoe on a big lake in a storm a hundred miles from anywhere, exhilarated after a day's fishing. There are also pleasures to be found in unexpected places: solitary fishing trips, fishing for less-appreciated fish like carp, or meeting a guide who at first seems like an inarticulate ax murderer but who proves to be a "Zen master among fishing guides." The point is to let things unfold as they will'because after all, says Gierach, "Basically, the world is a big, dumb trout, and you're a fisherman with all the time in the world." As Gierach fans know, this is a description of paradise
The Lodestar broadside portfolio ( Book )
in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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ギーラック, ジョン
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