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Dances with Trout

By: John Gierach
Narrated by: David Colacci
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Summary

Brilliant, witty, perceptive essays about fly-fishing, the natural world, and life in general by the acknowledged master of fishing writers. 

With the wry humor and wit that have become his trademark, John Gierach writes about his travels in search of good fishing and even better fish stories. In this new collection of essays on fishing - and hunting - Gierach discusses fishing for trout in Alaska, for salmon in Scotland, and for almost anything in Texas. He offers his perceptive observations on the subject of ice-fishing, getting lost, fishing at night, tournaments, and the fine art of tying flies. Gierach also shares his hunting technique, which involves reading a good book and looking up occasionally to see if any deer have wandered by. 

Always entertaining, often irreverent, and illuminating, Gierach invites listeners into his enviable way of life, and effortlessly sweeps them along. As he writes in Dances with Trout, "Fly-fishing is solitary, contemplative, misanthropic, scientific in some hands, poetic in others, and laced with conflicting aesthetic considerations. It's not even clear if catching fish is actually the point."

©1994 John Gierach (P)2019 Tantor

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Lots of truths about fishing. Having done it myself many times I especially enjoyed the chapter about salmon fishing in Scotland. As stated - the best way to catch a salmon is to have your fly in the water - you won’t catch anything sitting at home or in the pub!
I wasn’t expecting so much (anything) about hunting but I didn’t mind it.

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