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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Death, Taxes, and Leaky Waders: A John Gierach Fly-Fishing Treasury

Want to Read saving…. Obviously his stories are witty, funny, and reveal not only why so many of us fish, but so much more. At each stop on her journey, Cora encounters a different world. Brilliant, witty, perceptive essays about fly-fishing, the natural world, and life in general by gaxes acknowledged master of fishing writers. The range of fishing locations and experiences he writes about provide insight into fishing in waters Leqky will probably never have time to visit.

I will definitely seek out more of his books. About the best writing in this book is Gierach’s introduction, or preface. John and Allen P. But this is still a great book about fishing that introduced me to this fine author.

In Whitehead’s razor-sharp imagining of the antebellum South, the Underground Railroad has assumed a physical form: Aug 06, Coleman rated it it was amazing. Wonderfully written, witty and yet down to earth. The thing about Gierach is you can pick up one of his books and start just about anywhere and be entertained. Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. As an avid outdoorsman, a little off center, fiercely independent, and relationship failure, he is kind of my hero.


Bring it on Home is a celebration, a cautionary tale and a compelling human drama. 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.

Jackson Island, which jutted up out of the river as an overgrown detah bar, was completely submerged. Exploring the rest of New England?

Death, Taxes, and Leaky Waders: A John Gierach Fly-Fishing Treasury by John Gierach

The population is undergoing such enormous strains it is close to falling apart. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

With itineraries like “Lighthouses, Lobster, and L. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. 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.

This is the first anthology of Gierach’s work, and is sure to please his many fans, who include Eric Clapton, Jeremy Paxman and George Melly.

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Owen Browner rated it it was amazing Apr 17, John Gierach is the author of eleven books, including the famous Trout Bum. Cora and Caesar’s first stop is South Carolina, in a city that initially seems like a haven.

Apr 13, Ben rated it really liked it.


Gierach’s writing, but I don’t like it a whole lot. We need to use cookies to do this. Gierach often begins with an observation that soon leads to something below the surface, which he finds and successfully lands. Orphaned as a child, Fatimah Asghar wadres with coming of age and navigating questions of sexuality and race without the guidance of a mother or father.

John Gierach is a trout bum, philosopher, and writer. The cast of Haslam’s life reads like a who’s who of ’70s, saders and ’90s popular culture: While reading, I felt as if I was standing in a river watching big trout sip mayflies from the surface film.

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Add to Cart Add to Cart. Laura hasn’t kept much in touch with Dewth since she fled, and her family – her lottery-playing, chicken-keeping Mama, her sweet deadbeat brother Trey, and no-nonsense Aunt Betty, hairdresser and cookie-baker extraordinaire – don’t know what to make of it when Laura turns up all but unannounced. To enter Gierach’s world is to experience the daily wonder, challenge, and occasional absurdity of the fishing life – from such rituals as the preparation of camp coffee to the random, revelatory surprises, such as the flashing beauty of a grayling leaping out of the water.

It was a wonderful introduction to John Gierach, whom I’ve never even heard of before.