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Where the Trout are All as Long as Your Leg [Hardcover]

John Gierach
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30 Jan 1999
Here, John Gierach provides a selection of c olloquial essays describing the secret places he considers t o be the soul of fishing. The book features half a dozen suc h places described in the words of someone with a passion fo r fishing. '

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  • Hardcover: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Robert Hale Ltd; New edition edition (30 Jan 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0709064357
  • ISBN-13: 978-0709064350
  • Product Dimensions: 20.8 x 14.6 x 1.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 929,631 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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John Gierach is the author of several previous books, including At the Grave of the Unknown Fisherman, Standing in a River Waving a Stick, and Dances with Trout. His work has appeared in Gray's Sporting Journal, Field & Stream, where he is a contributing writer, and Fly Rod & Reel, where he is a columnist. He also writes columns for the Longmont (CO) Daily Times-Call and the monthly Redstone Review. He lives in Lyons, Colorado. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
selection of tail-to-tail short stories, leads the reader imaginatively from one to the next. Not classic Gierach but still better than most.Most people will be able to sit there, nodding to themselves, "Yep! Been there, done that!" Add this one to the collection.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Not Gierach's best, but better than most others 29 Jan 2005
This is not a typical book for John Gierach. If you have read his other stuff and enjoyed it then this is definitely worthy of adding to your reading list. The book is a series of different short stories telling the reader about secret or hard to access fishing water. The title refers to the angler's common belief that on these waters the trout are all that size! It is generally humorous.P>This book does manage to convince the reader that they want to try to locate these waters and also gives them guidelines on keeping it a secret.
It is not a long book but will pass some very enjoyable time on those unfishable days.
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It all started with this book as a gift -- John's stories are addictive and now I own all of John's works (save, "Signs of Life"). If you enjoy well-crafted short stories, you will not be disapointed with this work.
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4.0 out of 5 stars one leg not being pulled 13 Dec 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
A typical John Gierach book,a mix of irony,common fishing sense and a dash of self pity.
A book well worth readiing,very well worth reading.Have a read of it soon;I'm not pulling your leg
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another good purchase from Amazon 18 Oct 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Very fond of John Gierach fishing books. I find them very readable if you are interested in trout fishing witha sense of humour thrown in. Always receive good service when I buy them through Amazon
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