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    Default Favorite John Gierach book

    I just started "Standing In A River Waving a Stick" and have been really enjoying it. What are some of his other works I should put on the list?
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    "Is a man who's too busy to go fishing a success?" --John Gierach , Death, Taxes, and Leaky Waders


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    All of his writings are worth the time to read. We can find something in all of his books that strike that " Oh yeah, been there/done that place."
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    Trout Bum was one of his best. I think it was his first also.

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    Not a huge fan of that style of writing, but I was quite impressed with Good Flies, which for some reason never seems to get the credit due, in my opinion.

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    If you're interested in bamboo rods Fishing Bamboo
    is a must read.
    When you can arrange your affairs to go fishing, forget all the signs, homilies, advice and folklore. JUST GO.

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    I've read and enjoyed all of them. I once heard someone say he didn't like them because every chapter in every book was he same. He thought each one was some variation of "A.K. and I went fishing..."

    I guess I never found that to be the case. I have read each book at least twice. I like them a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whatfly View Post
    Not a huge fan of that style of writing, but I was quite impressed with Good Flies, which for some reason never seems to get the credit due, in my opinion.
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    I prefer the earlier books to the latter because the earlier books were "A.K. and I go fishing..."

    A.K. seems to have disappeared from the later books. In one, Gierach even admits he forgot A.K.'s phone number.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave potts View Post
    Trout Bum was one of his best. I think it was his first also.
    Fly Fishing the High Country was actually his first book, but I agree, Trout Bum is a classic. Sex, Death & Flyfishing is another one I really like.

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    Another Lousy Day In Paradise. I like it mostly for the content. I think I want to move back to Labrador!!
    A warm summers rain falls down on a quiet fishing stream
    Lined with cabins, smoke straight to the sky
    Two ol fishin buddies with never a care
    Teasing a trout with a fly.
    (Simani, "This Isle of Mine")

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