Death, Taxes, and Leaky Waders by John Gierach – Brilliant, witty, perceptive essays about fly-fishing, the natural world, and life in general by the. Gierach’s forty fishing columns, drawn from six of his previously published books, detail his experiences in a number of fishing venues and his philosophy as a. Brilliant, witty, perceptive essays about fly-fishing, the natural world, and life in general by the acknowledged master of fishing writers. Death, Taxes, and Leaky .
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Like all his writing, these essays are seasoned by a keen sense of observation and a deep knowledge and love of fishing lor Brilliant, witty, perceptive essays about fly-fishing, the natural world, and life in general by the acknowledged master of fishing writers.
Like all his writing, these essays are seasoned by a keen sense of observation and a deep knowledge and love of fishing lore, leavened by a wonderfully wry sense of humor. Gierach often begins with an observation that soon leads to something below the surface, which he finds and successfully lands. As Gierach says, writing is a lot leakt fishing.
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Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Oct 09, Jared added it. That son of a bitch Gierach. He just gives me a way to think about fishing when I’m not fishing. I’m addicted, and after finishing this giant “treasury” of his best stories, I’m not sure what to read this off season.
Obviously his stories are witty, funny, and reveal not only why so many of us fish, but so much more. As an avid outdoorsman, a little off center, fiercely independent, and relationship failure, he is kind of my hero. Reading his stories also feels like you are getting some insider That son of a bitch Gierach. Reading his stories also feels like you are getting some insider fishing secrets, when in truth, he is only telling how to become a fisherman, not where to fish, or what to fish, but how to fish.
There were some great essays in this book. It was a wonderful introduction to John Gierach, whom I’ve never even heard of before. I thought he came across as a bit grumpy in some of these essays though.
I prefer the more upbeat fishing essays of Nick Lyons. I started reading this book right before I joined a bunch of friends on our yearly fishing trip to the Deschutes River. It really got me in the spirit of fishing after the long Winter.
The range of fishing locations and experiences he writes a There were some great essays in this book. The range of fishing locations and experiences he writes about provide insight into fishing in waters I will probably never have time to visit. I guess this is also why I preferred Nick Lyons’ essays more: John’s essays are mostly about Colorado and Montana rivers, places I’ve never been.
But this is still a great book about fishing that introduced me to this fine author. I will definitely seek out more of his books. Gierach’s writing, but I don’t like it a whole lot. Well, I guess I like it enough to go and buy another of his books, “Fool’s Paradise”, which I just downloaded. This book is a series of essays about all things having to do with fly fishing for trout, and some things not, such as fly fishing for carp.
One of my least favorite chapters is the one he drew from his dictation into a digital voice recorder-little pocket device that will carry about 31 hours of dictation.
Death, Taxes, and Leaky Waders: A John Gierach Fly-Fishing Treasury
I keep one in my I like Mr. I keep one in my pocket. It’s good for notes; it’s not so good to transcribe directly into an essay. About the best writing in this book is Gierach’s introduction, or preface. That seems to be his best writing, and it’s pretty good. Of course, all of this could just be my jealousy over his ability to fish, then write about it, and call it work Jan 22, Doug E.
I liked it so much that I bought it for my dad. We fished together a lot when I was younger and I know that his father, who I never really got to know, was also a pretty enthusiastic fisherman. About 2 years ago dad and I stepped our game up a little and took up fly fishing.
When I gave him the book I told him he should keep it in the glovebox and go read it whenever he gets too embarrassed by the fact that I’m catching more fish than him. Apr 13, Ben rated it really liked it. I just re-read this anthology of short stories by John Gierach, one of my favorite authors. He writes mostly about fly-fishing, but like all good outdoor writing that’s just a launch pad for delving into the real existential questions that pop into our heads when we’re onstream, on the roadon the trail, or sitting inside snowbound dreaming of the sun.
Jan 24, Andy Harmon rated it it was amazing Shelves: John Gierach is a trout bum, philosopher, and writer. His simple, humorous style is exactly what you would expect from a fly fisherman from the small town of Lyons, Colorado.
Somehow Gierach always finds a way to weave his hilarious comments on the human condition into essays on nature and fly fishing. Apr 07, Dad Manseau rated it it was amazing. This is a book for anyone who has ever wet a flyline.
While reading, I felt as if I was standing in a river watching big trout sip mayflies from the surface film. A must read for all you Trout Bums or want to be Trout Bums out there. I’d always wanted to try fly fishing, but this book was the main reason I decided to go ahead and give it a go. I’m glad I did. Sep 14, Chris Bannon rated it really liked it. A re-read of a great compilation by one of my favorite outdoor writers.
Aug 06, Coleman rated it it was amazing.
Only 80 pages in and one of my favorite books. In just a few short paragraphs Tsxes transfered from the bothers of life to a flowing river with a fly rod in hand.
Feb 24, Jeb Harrison added it. This is the quintessential collection from one of the great fishing essayists of all time. Waderd the non-fisherman will enjoy Gierach’s easily digestible storytelling style. Jan 10, Ron Patch rated it it was amazing. The thing about Gierach is you can pick up one of his books and start just about anywhere and be entertained.
It’s like running waddrs a classic old geezer on lealy stream and having a few laughs. Apr 20, Phillip rated it it was amazing.
Gierach is the Mark Twain of fly fishing writing. Oct 12, R. Long rated it it was amazing. The only thing bad about John Geirach books, is you end up reading them too fast. Leaving you wanted the “next” story. Jun 06, Tony Dincau rated it it was amazing.
Death, Taxes, and Leaky Waders: A John Gierach Fly-Fishing Treasury by John Gierach
Wonderfully written, witty and yet down to earth. This is the book I reread when I have nothing to read. I also read it on business trips instead of watching TV in the hotel.
It is almost as good as being on the water. Steve Minch rated it really liked it Oct 06, Aron Bennett rated it it was amazing Oct 08, Adam Kautza rated it really liked it Jul 29, Jonathan Milton rated it really liked it Aug 21, Richard rated it it was amazing Apr 24, Timtwombly rated it really liked it Mar 14, Alex rated it it was amazing Oct 25, Shawn rated it it was amazing Sep 17, Rjj rated it really liked it Jul 05,