Dances With Trout - John Gierach

Dances With Trout

By John Gierach

  • Release Date: 2010-05-11
  • Genre: Sports & Outdoors
Score: 4.5
From 15 Ratings


Brilliant, witty, perceptive essays about fly-fishing, the natural world, and life in general by the acknowledged master of fishing writers.

With the wry humor and wit that have become his trademark, John Gierach writes about his travels in search of good fishing and even better fish stories. In this new collection of essays on fishing —and hunting—Gierach discusses fishing for trout in Alaska, for salmon in Scotland and for almost anything in Texas. He offers his perceptive observations on the subject of ice-fishing, getting lost, fishing at night, tournaments and the fine art of tying flies. Gierach also shares his hunting technique, which involves reading a good book and looking up occasionally to see if any deer have wandered by.

Always entertaining, often irreverent and illuminating, Gierach invites readers into his enviable way of life, and effortlessly sweeps them along. As he writes in Dances with Trout, “Fly-fishing is solitary, contemplative, misanthropic, scientific in some hands, poetic in others, and laced with conflicting aesthetic considerations. It’s not even clear if catching fish is actually the point.”


  • Dances With Trout

    By flyfishlife
    John Gierach is one of the best fly fishing authors I've read, as I'm sure more anglers would agree. As an avid angler myself, his stories have a striking similarity to my own adventures when I'm out on a river. His stories, including 'Dances With Trout' aren't necessarily 100% about the act of fishing as they are life stories revolving around fishing. I highly recommend anglers of all aptitudes read his stories. They are quick reads and always engaging. -Justin
  • Dances With Trout

    By Ol'Dirty Orvis Hat
    Well there you have it. This book should have been a boring. It should have been a book about tall tails of fish won and lost on a stream. But it is more than that. If you are, have ever been or, wish to be, a man ( or women) of the stream this book puts it all into words. Words I myself, never even thought of comprehending. As stated by a self proclaimed Fly Fisherman.