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At the Grave of the Unknown Fisherman

4.22 of 5 stars 4.22  ·  rating details  ·  186 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Brilliant, witty, perceptive essays about fly-fishing, the natural world, and life in general by the acknowledged master of fishing writers.

Proving that fishing is not just a part-time pursuit, At the Grave of the Unknown Fisherman takes us through a year with America’s favorite fishing scribe, John Gierach, who dedicates himself to his passion despite his belief
Paperback, 208 pages
Published March 5th 2004 by Simon & Schuster (first published March 4th 2003)
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Jason Hastings
This little 'novel' is unusual in the canon of John Gierach in that it actually has a linked story line spread out over chapters, instead of his usual unlinked essays. But then again, this is only my third installment on the John Gierach plan and the most recent of his that I've read (2003) so it's possible he's been at this fixed style for a while.

The first thing I noticed was that his writing style has changed a little; he's not quite as humorous as the Gierach of Another Lousy Day in Paradis
Another great one. This followed a whole year of fishing, so it felt much less disconnected and I was able to relate more as I looked back on my first year fishing in Wyoming.
This book is a collection of fun and clever stories about fly fishing. I was looking for something light, and that's exactly what I got.
May 13, 2010 Justin rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommended to Justin by: Katie
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A decent one, although he ups the curmudgeon factor a little, especially when dealing with the Internet (which is too cliche a thing for him to be going after).
Richard Mendenhall
I have read every book written by John Gierach. It is not about just fishing it is truly about life. Gierach is a great writer and one of a kind.
Brian Klemme
Great read. Gierach has a way of capturing fly fishing... I love his books!
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