If you’re a fan of fly fishing literature, you’re most likely a fan of the legendary fly fishing author John Gierach. And if you’re not, please remove yourself from whatever rock you’ve been living under, and join us in the real world.

With eighteen books to his name, John is far and away the most prolific and quite possibly the most popular fly fishing writer alive today.

If you haven’t read his books, do yourself a favor and pick one up. I personally cut my teeth on Geirach’s writing with a collection of short stories titled No Shortage of Good Days.

In the book Geirach, chronicles fly fishing expeditions from the Great Smoky Mountains to his home rivers of Colorado. His witty style combines with decades of knowledge and insight about the fly fishing game to deliver the reader straight from the arm chair the banks of whatever tiny stream, wide river or high mountain lake Gierach happens to be writing about.

A few other favorites are Trout BumFool’s Paradise; Sex, Death and Fly Fishing; and Death, Taxes, and Leaky Waders.

If you’re already a fan of Gierach’s writing, don’t miss a rare opportunity to get inside the writer’s head by listening to a recent interview conducted by Orvis’ Tom Rosenbauer—a major fly fishing luminary in his own right—for his popular Orvis Fly Fishing Guide Podcast.

In it, Rosenbauer talks with John about his latest book, A Fly Rod of your Own, and Gierach opens up about his life as a fishing writer and the methods to his writing madness.

Click the image below to listen! 

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