All Fishermen Are Liars by John Gierach audiobook

All Fishermen Are Liars

By John Gierach
Read by Mike Chamberlain

Tantor Audio 9781451618310

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781515916093

  • ISBN: 9781515916093

Runtime: 6.96 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Sports & Recreation
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

For John Gierach, "the master of fly-fishing" (Sacramento Bee), fishing is always the answer—even when it's not clear what the question is. In All Fishermen Are Liars, Gierach travels around North America seeking out quintessential fishing experiences, whether it's at a busy stream or a secluded lake hidden amid snow-capped mountains. He talks about the art of fly-tying and the quest for the perfect steelhead fly ("The Nuclear Option"), about fishing in the Presidential Pools previously fished by the elder George Bush ("I wondered briefly if I'd done something karmically disastrous and was now fated to spend the rest of my life breathing the exhaust of this elderly Republican"), and the importance of traveling with like-minded companions when caught in a soaking rain ("At this point someone is required to say, 'You know, there are people who wouldn't think this is fun'"). And though Gierach loses some fish along the way, he never loses his passion and sense of humor.

Wry, contemplative, and lively—that is to say, pure Gierach—All Fishermen Are Liars is a joy to listen to—and, as always, the next best thing to fishing itself.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Perceptive and witty . . . These lyrical essays explode with descriptions of beautiful places, big fish, and beautiful fish. Booklist Starred Review

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Author

Author Bio: John Gierach

Author Bio: John Gierach

John Gierach is the author of numerous books on fly-fishing. His work has appeared in Gray’s Sporting Journal; Field & Stream, where he is a contributing writer; and Fly Rod & Reel, where he is a columnist. He also writes columns for the Longmont Daily Times-Call and the Redstone Review. He lives in Lyons, Colorado.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Sports & Recreation
Runtime: 6.96
Audience: Adult
Language: English