Entries in legends of fly fishing (124)
Chasing tidal bass and huge snook in an undisclosed location with legendary angler Paul Bruun. Tight quarters meant that fly casting was impossible, so Michael had to throw conventional gear. Actually, many areas were too tight to even cast a spinning rod.
Imagine you're sitting in your living room, in your john boat. The surrounding walls are all submerged trees, and you're floating in waist deep, alligator infested water. Now, imagine you're fighting a 14 lbs Snook! That's how tight these quarters were. South West Florida has mammoth snook. Hope you 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.