Fool's Paradise

Product Number: EB00574872
Released: Sep 25, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781416565598
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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Brilliant, witty, perceptive essays about fly-fishing, the natural world, and life in general by the acknowledged master of fishing writers. If John Gierach is living in a fool's paradise, then it's a paradise that his regular readers will recognize and new fans will delight in discovering. Laced with the inimitable blend of wit and wisdom that have made him fly-fishing's foremost scribe, Fool's Paradise chronicles the fishing life in all its glory (catching your biggest fish ever) and squalor (being stranded in a tent during a soaking rainstorm). In Gierach's world, both experiences are valuable, and perhaps inevitable. Fishermen everywhere will understand Gierach's quest to discover and explore new waters (and then not to divulge the best locations to anyone), the unlikely appeal of winter fly-fishing, or his dismay at encroaching development ("You never get to point at a meadow full of browsing mule deer and say, 'You know, all this was once condos.'"). Braving trips on small prop planes and down "Oh-My-God" roads, Gierach and his fishing buddies pursue bull trout in British Collumbia, steelhead in the Rocky Mountains, and pike so fierce that a wise fisherman wears Kevlar gloves for the obligatory trophy photo. Equal parts fishing lore, philosophy, and great fish stories, Fool's Paradise may not be a perfect substitute for actually being out on the water, but it's surely the next best thing.

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Author(s): John Gierach
Genre: Sports, Humor
Original Publish Date: May 06, 2008

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Author(s): John Gierach
Narrator(s): Mike Chamberlain
Series:
Genre: Sports, Science
Product Number DD30360
Released: Mar 21, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781515916116
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Author(s): John Gierach
Narrator(s): Mike Chamberlain
Series:
Genre: Sports, Science
Product Number Z100121187
Released: Mar 21, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781515996118

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