Fly Fishing Video: John Gierach in His Study

May 12, 2008 By: Marshall Cutchin

John Gierach’s first book in three years arrives in readers’ hands May 16. Fly fishers can hardly wait, and there are plenty of non-angling adherents of the Gierach view of life waiting for the UPS truck to arrive.
This week on MidCurrent you can watch and listen to Gierach as he draws the connections between fly fishing writing and the sport itself. As far as we know this segment, from the “Why Fly Fishing” DVD, is the only time Gierach has ever appeared in film. “We who fly fish,” Gierach says, “think it’s deeply meaningful until we try to explain why it’s meaningful, and then suddenly it’s just fishing again.”