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A Fly Rod of Your Own

By: John Gierach
Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
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Publisher's Summary

John Gierach is known for his witty, trenchant observations about fly-fishing. In A Fly Rod of Your Own, Gierach once again takes us into his world and scrutinizes the art of fly-fishing. He travels to remote fishing locations where the airport is not much bigger than a garage and a flight might be held up because a passenger is running late. He sings the praises of the skilled pilots who fly to remote fishing lodges in tricky locations and bad weather. He explains why even the most veteran fisherman seems to muff his cast whenever he's being filmed or photographed. He describes the all-but-impassable roads that fishermen always seem to encounter at the best fishing spots and why fishermen discuss four-wheel drive vehicles almost as passionately and frequently as they discuss fly rods and flies. And while he's on that subject, he explains why even the most conscientious fisherman always seems to accumulate more rods and flies than he could ever need.

From Alaska to the Rockies and across the continent to Maine and the Canadian Maritimes, A Fly Rod of Your Own is an ode to those who fish.

©2017 John Gierach (P)2017 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"A must for fisherman and outdoor enthusiasts, this book may also have wider appeal, as it is as much about travel, friendships, and navigating today's world as it is about fly-fishing." ( Library Journal)

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Robotic narrator ruins the listen w lurchy and robotic delivery. Def not the voice of a guy that fishes. Why doesn’t JG read it himself...

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Gierach is the man

Awesome awesome awesome awesome awesome. Doesn’t get much better, Gierach is my favorite fly fishing story teller.

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great book! loved it!

Very good book, narator was perfect, waiting now for sex death and fly fishing. tight lines to all.

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great book, flat delivery

the narrator has the matter-of-fact tone which usually works great for audio books, but here it misses the writer's wry sarcasm.

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not to bad

interesting stories and ask listening experience. the narrator was a bit hard to get used to but the overall content of the book was great.

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Great book.

John takes you to the real action , good or bad.His ability to capture a scene is unmatched.

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  • 04-14-18

Just ok...

I just couldn't get into it. The author is good, the narration was ok, the story just seemed to ramble

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great book

I love the story telling style of the book. awesome had me wishing I was in Labrador right now

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It's obvious in the first chapter of this audio book that the person that recorded it was not a pro, and if they were, they shouldn't be. Kind of a bummer as I was really looking forward to this book.

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  • 02-23-20

Great book let down by the 'nasal' narrator.

This is another triumph by Gierach as far as I'm concerned. He's a grumpy old fart but still manages to make me smile with his humour and wry look at life and the world of fly-fishing. Cheers John!
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  • J.J.
  • 02-19-19

Loved it

If you are looking for a light hearted and occasionally very funny set of fishing related stories then this book is for you

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  • RyanStampfli
  • 02-25-19

Gone fishing!

Absolutely loved this book
I’ve listened to a John Gierach audiobook before and this one was just as great
Mike Chamberlain is an excellent reader and if you’ve ever heard Gierach in an interview, you’ll find Chamberlain was a great choice, really gets the inflections and humour that’s written - wonderful book, you’ll want to go fishing the whole time