A Fly Rod of Your Own
Winner of the 2017 National Outdoor Book Award
"A must-read for restless fly-fishermen." - The Wall Street Journal
"For more than thirty years John Gierach has brought his sharp sense of humor and keen eye for observation to the fishing life and, for that matter, life in general. Hius books have been praised by Carl Hiaasen and Tom McGuane, and in newspapers ranging from regional weeklies to The Wall Street Journal. Now, in A Fly Rod of Your Own, Gierach once again takes us into the beguiling world of fly-fishing.
As Gierach says, 'fly-fishing is a continuous process that you learn to love for its own sake. those who fish already get it, and thos who don't couldn't care less, so don't waste your breath on someone who doesn't fish.' From Alaska to the the Rockies to Maine and the Canadian Maritimes, A Fly Rod of Your Own is an ode to those who fish - and they will get it. "
Praise for A Fly Rod of Your Own:
"John Gierach is the patron saint of American fly-fishing. When days go extremely well on the river I think of Gierach. When days go extremely badly I think of Gierach."
-C.J. Box, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Off the Grid
"A must-read for restless fly-fishermen."
- The Wall Street Journal
"John Gierach is the American Turgenev - that is, if Turgenev had a sense of humor, fished like Lee Wulff, and was as wise as Marcus Aurelius."
- Craig Nova, author of All the Dead Yale Men and The Constant Heart
"After five decades, 20 books and countless columns, [John Gierach] is still a master."