Fishing Book Series: Standing in a River

This Fishing Book Series: Standing in a River Waving a Stick by John Gierach. The stories in this particular book are so rich and intriguing that you will not be able to put it down. This author writes in a such a way that you feel you're sitting beside him on the bank, as the story develops.

These are great campfire stories to sink into at night, when you are enjoying a weekend fishing trip. This is one of the most popular books by John Gierach for a very good reason. You will learn so much about fishing and it may just teach you a little bit about life too, as you turn the pages of this endearing little book.

Amazon Summary on the Book:


Brilliant, witty, perceptive essays about fishing, the natural world, and life in general by the acknowledged master of fishing writers.

With his inimitable combination of wit and wisdom, John Gierach once again celebrates the fishing life in this book notating its benefits as a sport, philosophical pursuit, even therapy: “The solution to any problem—work, love, money, whatever—is to go fishing, and the worse the problem, the longer the trip should be.” After all, fishing teaches important life lessons—about solitude, patience, perspective, humor, and the sublime coffee break.

Reflecting on a lifetime of lessons learned at the end of a rod, Gierach concludes, “The one inscription you don’t want carved on your tombstone is  that the poor guy didn’t fish enough.’ Fortunately for Gierach fans, this is not likely to happen.

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