New John Gierach Book, A Fly Rod of Your Own.

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New John Gierach Book, A Fly Rod of Your Own.

Post by Scott » Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:16 pm

Heads up for anybody who is a fan of John Gierch; New book, A Fly Rod of Your Own due to be released May 4th, you can pre-order on Amazon;

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Re: New John Gierach Book, A Fly Rod of Your Own.

Post by PeteD » Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:08 am

Will look forward to that. Gierach's books never fail to please.

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Re: New John Gierach Book, A Fly Rod of Your Own.

Post by Paul D » Sat Apr 22, 2017 6:38 am

Just read a review of this, sounds a good un! Has any read "standing in a river waving a stick"?
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Re: New John Gierach Book, A Fly Rod of Your Own.

Post by Scott » Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:26 am

Paul D wrote:
Sat Apr 22, 2017 6:38 am
Just read a review of this, sounds a good un! Has any read "standing in a river waving a stick"?
Yes. It's great, they all are!

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Re: New John Gierach Book, A Fly Rod of Your Own.

Post by Luke » Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:58 pm

Our signed stock should arrive in the next few days. Can't wait to get a proper look at a copy.

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Re: New John Gierach Book, A Fly Rod of Your Own.

Post by John Aston » Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:10 am

Just reading my copy now. It was good to be reminded again just how brilliantly Gierach writes ; he is concise ,wise , erudite , very funny and so, so stylish . In my view there's not a better writer alive on our sport. I have given up on most contemporary writers - maybe I have been unlucky in what I have chosen to read but sometimes it feels as though it's Chris Yates (undoubtedly one of our very best) , then a host of people trying (and failing) to write like Yates and finally , at the bottom of the barrel , a bunch of semi literate drongoes devoting their deathless prose to carp rigs or , even worse, recounting scatological stories of merry japes on ...ahem...carping socials, innit . My , how we roared .......

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Re: New John Gierach Book, A Fly Rod of Your Own.

Post by Match Aerial » Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:27 pm

Had john taken up rod making ?

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Re: New John Gierach Book, A Fly Rod of Your Own.

Post by SofaSurfer » Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:46 pm

I visited Oxfam books recently and found a lot of angling books, somebody had cleared out their library. There were three books by Gierach. As members rave about him I bought all three. I decided to read them in the order they were published and started with Troutbum.

Initially I found it hard to read but then I got used to his style of writing and the stories flowed. I didn't like the 'good old boy', truck, backwoodsman, ye ha continually pounding me into the dust. I couldn't relate to the big sky, bears, camp fire stories because that's not my type of trout fishing.

I finished reading Troutbum and started on his next book. To my dismay it was more of the same. Are all his books the same?

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Re: New John Gierach Book, A Fly Rod of Your Own.

Post by Firebird » Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:19 pm

I think his books are quite similar SS, but then most fishing writers produce similar writings. I'm not such an unconditional fan of JG as many. For my money Thomas McGuane is a cut above, which JG thinks too as it happens. I would like to read Trout Bum though, which some say is his best.

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Re: New John Gierach Book, A Fly Rod of Your Own.

Post by SofaSurfer » Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:21 pm

Firebird,

I will post it to you free of charge if you pm your address :-)

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