By John Gierach
For John Gierach, “the grasp of fly-fishing” (Sacramento Bee), fishing is often the answer—even while it’s now not transparent what the query is. In All Fishermen Are Liars, Gierach travels round North the US searching out integral fishing stories, no matter if it’s at a hectic movement or a secluded lake hidden amid snow-capped mountains. He talks in regards to the paintings of fly-tying and the search for the appropriate steelhead fly (“The Nuclear Option”), approximately fishing within the Presidential swimming pools formerly fished via the elder George Bush (“I questioned in short if I’d performed whatever karmically disastrous and was once now fated to spend the remainder of my lifestyles respiring the exhaust of this aged Republican”), and the significance of touring with like-minded partners whilst stuck in a soaking rain (“At this element a person is needed to claim, ‘You be aware of, there are those who wouldn’t imagine this can be fun’”). And notwithstanding Gierach loses a few fish alongside the way in which, he by no means loses his ardour and experience of humor.
Wry, contemplative, and lively—that is to assert, natural Gierach—All Fishermen Are Liars is a pleasure to read—and, as continually, the subsequent neatest thing to fishing itself. “From the early days…to his current cult prestige, Gierach’s candor and canniness on the water’s area were consistent…His grizzled, laconic character is attractive and the voice of the typical angler” (The Wall highway Journal).
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