Death, Taxes, and Leaky Waders by John Gierach – Brilliant, witty, perceptive essays about fly-fishing, the natural world, and life in general by the. Gierach’s forty fishing columns, drawn from six of his previously published books, detail his experiences in a number of fishing venues and his philosophy as a. Brilliant, witty, perceptive essays about fly-fishing, the natural world, and life in general by the acknowledged master of fishing writers. Death, Taxes, and Leaky .

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I started reading taxws book right before I joined a bunch of friends on our yearly fishing trip to the Deschutes River. Wonderfully written, witty and yet down to earth. A finer collection of the author’s work could scarcely be found. Brilliant, witty, perceptive essays about fly-fishing, the natural world, and life in general by the acknowledged master of fishing writers. Like all his writing, these essays are seasoned by a keen sense of observation and a deep knowledge and love of fishing lore, leavened by a wonderfully wry sense of humor.

About the best writing in this book is Gierach’s introduction, or preface. This is the quintessential collection from one of the great fishing essayists of wadsrs time. When Caesar, a slave recently arrived from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they take the perilous decision to escape to the North.


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In just a few short paragraphs I’m transfered from the bothers of life to a flowing river with a fly rod in hand. Somehow Gierach always finds a way to weave his hilarious comments on the human condition into essays on nature and fly fishing.

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Jonathan Milton rated it really liked it Aug 21, When I gave him the book I told him he should keep it in the glovebox and go read it whenever he gets too embarrassed by the fact that I’m catching more fish than him.

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