From the irrepressible author of Trout Bum and The View from Rat Lake comes an engaging, humorous, often profound examination of life’s greatest mysteries: sex, death, and fly-fishing.
John Gierach’s quest takes us from his quiet home water (an ordinary, run-of-the-mill trout stream where fly-fishing can be a casual affair) to Utah’s famous Green River, and to unknown creeks throughout the Western states and Canada. We’re introduced to a lively group of fishing buddies, some local “experts” and even an ex-girlfriend, along the way.
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.
Gierach’s approach to writing and fly fishing will bring a chuckle to anyone who reads this book.