The Resource Fool's paradise, John Gierach ; illustrated by Glen Wolff

Fool's paradise, John Gierach ; illustrated by Glen Wolff

Label
Fool's paradise
Title
Fool's paradise
Statement of responsibility
John Gierach ; illustrated by Glen Wolff
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
If John Gierach is living in a fool's paradise, then it's a paradise that his regular readers will recognize and new fans will delight in discovering. Laced with the inimitable blend of wit and wisdom that have made him fly-fishing's foremost scribe, Fool's Paradise chronicles the fishing life in all its glory (catching your biggest fish ever) and squalor (being stranded in a tent during a soaking rainstorm). In Gierach's world, both experiences are valuable, and both evoke humor and insight. Fishermen everywhere will understand Gierach's quest to discover and explore new waters (and then not to divulge the best locations to anyone), the unlikely appeal of winter fly-fishing ("the ice fishing shanty served the dual purpose of group therapy and the neighborhood tavern"), how impossible it is to predict the best fishing ("Everything that happens is entirely familiar, but I don't always see it coming"), or even the absurdity of the entire exercise ("day after day, you're casting a fly that doesn't look like anything to fish that aren't hungry and may not even be there"). Braving trips on small prop planes and down "Oh-My-God" roads alike, Gierach and his fishing buddies pursue bull trout in British Columbia, steelhead in the Rocky Mountains, and pike so fierce that a wise fisherman wears Kevlar gloves for the obligatory trophy photo. But as with any activity that depends on unspoiled wilderness, change is constant. Gierach sees this happening both in the landscape ("You never get to point at a meadow full of browsing mule deer and say, 'You know, all this was once condos.'") and at lodges that now require guests to sign liability waivers ("[I] had a brief vision of herds of lawyers coursing over the tundra in search of litigation"). Just the same, he is always awed by the experience of nature, or as he puts it: "You're on a lovely, remote wilderness river in the Alaskan backcountry. There are people who would make this trip and not even bring a fishing rod."
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gierach, John
Dewey number
799.12/4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
SH456
LC item number
.G575 2008
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Wolff, Glenn
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gierach, John
  • Fly fishing
Label
Fool's paradise, John Gierach ; illustrated by Glen Wolff
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 25
  • 4
  • Pike
  • 37
  • 5
  • Creeks
  • 49
  • 6
  • Volcano
  • 61
  • 1
  • 7
  • Road Books
  • 75
  • 8
  • The Best Trout Stream in the World
  • 87
  • 9
  • Flowers
  • 97
  • 10
  • Trips
  • Musky
  • 109
  • 11
  • Cheap Dates
  • 119
  • 12
  • Hunt
  • 129
  • 13
  • Winter
  • 1
  • 139
  • 14
  • Rods
  • 149
  • 15
  • Labrador
  • 161
  • 16
  • Nebraska
  • 173
  • 2
  • 17
  • Umpqua
  • 183
  • 18
  • The Meeting
  • 193
  • 19
  • The New Guy
  • 203
  • Bull Trout
  • 13
  • 3
  • Steelhead
Control code
ocn144570964
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
211 pages
Isbn
9780743291736
Lccn
2007024651
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)144570964
Label
Fool's paradise, John Gierach ; illustrated by Glen Wolff
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 25
  • 4
  • Pike
  • 37
  • 5
  • Creeks
  • 49
  • 6
  • Volcano
  • 61
  • 1
  • 7
  • Road Books
  • 75
  • 8
  • The Best Trout Stream in the World
  • 87
  • 9
  • Flowers
  • 97
  • 10
  • Trips
  • Musky
  • 109
  • 11
  • Cheap Dates
  • 119
  • 12
  • Hunt
  • 129
  • 13
  • Winter
  • 1
  • 139
  • 14
  • Rods
  • 149
  • 15
  • Labrador
  • 161
  • 16
  • Nebraska
  • 173
  • 2
  • 17
  • Umpqua
  • 183
  • 18
  • The Meeting
  • 193
  • 19
  • The New Guy
  • 203
  • Bull Trout
  • 13
  • 3
  • Steelhead
Control code
ocn144570964
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
211 pages
Isbn
9780743291736
Lccn
2007024651
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)144570964

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