Where The Trout Are All As Long As Your Leg. John Gierach.
Where The Trout Are All As Long As Your Leg
Where The Trout Are All As Long As Your Leg

Where The Trout Are All As Long As Your Leg

New York: Lyons & Burford, Publishers, 1991. First Edition. Hardcover. 5-5/8 x 8-1/2", 1/4 black cloth, blue paper over boards, 84pp, illus. Item #900726
ISBN: 1558210989

Signed by the author on the title page. First Edition, First Printing.

"The secret places are the soul of fishing.... It may be a private spring creek with armed guards where there are huge browns and lots of them, or it may just be an unknown beaver pond where a handful of book trout have grown to a whopping eleven inches. In either case, it's a spot that, by the simple virtue of being left more or less alone, has reached is full potential." So begins this brilliant short book, in which half a dozen such places are featured. There is a pool made memorable because it is part of a risky childhood adventure; hidden local streams; sections of a wealthy ranch; secret stretches - full of rattlesnakes - and private ponds with trout as long as your leg. All are made magically vivid by Gierach's special prose - and all stand starkly against a more public natural world increasingly threatened with ecological disaster. 

Price: $95.00