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Trout Bum is a fresh, contemporary look at fly fishing, and the way of life that grows out of a passion for it. The people, the places, and the accoutrements that surround the sport make a fishing trip more than a set of tactics and techniques. John Gierach, a serious fisherman with a wry sense of humor, show us just how much more with his fishing stories and a unique look at the fly-fishing lifestyle.
Trout Bum is really about why people fish as much as it is about how they fish, and it is ultimately about enduring values and about living in a harmony with our environment. Few books have had the impact on an entire generation that Trout Bum has had on the fly-fishing world. The wit, warmth, and the easy familiarity that John Gierach brings to us in Trout Bum is as fresh and engaging now was when it was first published twenty-five years ago. There's no telling how many anglers have quit their jobs and headed west after reading the first edition of this classic collection of fly-fishing essays.
About the Author
John Gierach is a freelance writer living in northern Colorado. He is the author of nineteen books including "Trout Bum, Sex, Death and""Flyfishing, Standing in a River""Waving a Stick, "and" No Shortage of Good Days--"some of which have also been published in Norway, Japan, and France"--"as well as numerous magazine articles, essays, and columns. He is a regular columnist for "Fly Rod & Reel" magazine and "Redstone Review" and was the outdoor correspondent for the "Longmont Daily Times-Call" newspaper in Longmont, Colorado, for twenty-eight years.He lives in Lyons, Colorado.