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At the Grave of the Unknown Fisherman

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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.

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 that “In
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Paperback, 208 pages
Published March 5th 2004 by Simon & Schuster (first published March 4th 2003)
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Jason Hastings
Oct 05, 2013 Jason Hastings rated it liked it
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
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Richard Mendenhall
Jun 20, 2007 Richard Mendenhall rated it it was amazing
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.
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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).
Jen
Apr 20, 2014 Jen rated it really liked it
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.
Jared
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.
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May 18, 2016 Paul rated it it was amazing
Unlike other books of his, this book takes the reader through an entire year of his fishing adventures. Personally one of my favorites.
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