All Fishermen Are Liars (Hardcover)

By John Gierach, Glenn Wolff (Illustrator)
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"I have to go fishing; it's my job." John Gierach can say that and mean it. But fishing is only part of his job. The other part is writing about his fishing adventures. And that's the part we readers get to enjoy.
In "All Fishermen Are Liars," Gierach travels across North America from the Pacific Northwest to the Canadian Maritimes to seek out quintessential fishing experiences. Whether he's fishing a busy stream or a secluded lake amid snow-capped mountains, Gierach insists that fishing is always the answer--even when it's not clear what the question is. "All Fishermen Are Liars" covers fishing topics large and small: the art of fly-tying and the quest for the perfect steelhead fly; fishing in the Presidential Pools previously fished by the first President George Bush; and the importance of traveling with like-minded companions when caught in a soaking downpour. ("At this point someone is required to say, 'You know, there are people who wouldn't think this is fun.'")
Gierach may occasionally lose a fish, but he never loses his passion for fishing or his sense of humor. "All Fishermen Are Liars" proves yet again that life's most valuable lessons--and some of its best experiences-- can be found while fly-fishing.

About the Author

John Gierach is the author of numerous books on fly-fishing. His work has appeared in "Field & Stream, Gray's Sporting Journal", and "Fly Rod & Reel", where he is a regular columnist. He also writes a column for the monthly "Redstone Review". He lives in Lyons, Colorado. Visit

Glenn Wolff grew up in Traverse City, Michigan. He studied printmaking at Northwestern Michigan College, and received his BFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. His career began as an illustrator for such clients as the New York Times, the Village Voice, the Central Park Conservancy, and the New York Zoological Society. In 1987 he returned to Northern Michigan, concentrating on fine art and book illustration. Glenn's mixed media fine art has been shown throughout the United States and Canada, and is included in numerous private and public collections.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781451618310
ISBN-10: 145161831X
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: April 15th, 2014
Pages: 211
Language: English