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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 Waders collects forty of John Gierach’s finest essays on fishing from six of his books. 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. Gierach often begins with an observation that soon leads to something below the surface, which he finds and successfully lands. As Gierach says, writing is a lot like fishing.

This is the first anthology of John Gierach’s work, a collection that is sure to delight both die-hard fans and new readers alike. To enter Gierach’s world is to experience the daily wonder, challenge, and occasional absurdity of the fishing life—from such rituals as the preparation of camp coffee (for best results, serve in a tin cup) to the random, revelatory surprises, such as the flashing beauty of a grayling leaping out of the water. Whether he’s catching fish or musing on the ones that got away, Gierach is always entertaining and enlightening, writing with his own inimitable blend of grace and style, passion and wit.
Published: Simon & Schuster on Feb 21, 2001
ISBN: 9780743215398
List price: $14.99
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GREAT book on one of my favorite hobbies. It's basically a collection of Gierach's columns, so it's an easy book to pick up and read when you only have a little bit of time and want to capture the dream of being out on a stream with a fly rod in yer hand!!read more
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Gierach is bar none probably one of the best outdoor writers ever. With his witty delivery and helpful insights on fishing and life, I can't think of a writer who can capture a single moment on a stream better then Gierach. With each story there's a new bit of wisdom to be learned and forgotten and learned again.Death, Taxes, and Leaky Waders is a collection of Gierach's best essays on his favorite topic, fly-fishing. They are easy, comfortable, yet thought provoking reads that will also make you laugh out loud.read more
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A "Greatest Hits" Collection of 40 essays from Gierach's first six essay books, Death, Taxes and Leaky Waders breaks no new ground - but serves as a useful introduction to those who are new to Gierach's insightful, humorous fly fishing essays.

When I finally bought an e-reader - and despite owning the book - I bought a digital copy so I'd always have some Gierach nearby; he's one writer I can read over and over.

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GREAT book on one of my favorite hobbies. It's basically a collection of Gierach's columns, so it's an easy book to pick up and read when you only have a little bit of time and want to capture the dream of being out on a stream with a fly rod in yer hand!!
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.
Gierach is bar none probably one of the best outdoor writers ever. With his witty delivery and helpful insights on fishing and life, I can't think of a writer who can capture a single moment on a stream better then Gierach. With each story there's a new bit of wisdom to be learned and forgotten and learned again.Death, Taxes, and Leaky Waders is a collection of Gierach's best essays on his favorite topic, fly-fishing. They are easy, comfortable, yet thought provoking reads that will also make you laugh out loud.
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.
A "Greatest Hits" Collection of 40 essays from Gierach's first six essay books, Death, Taxes and Leaky Waders breaks no new ground - but serves as a useful introduction to those who are new to Gierach's insightful, humorous fly fishing essays.

When I finally bought an e-reader - and despite owning the book - I bought a digital copy so I'd always have some Gierach nearby; he's one writer I can read over and over.

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