More On Gierach's Fool's Paradise

August 17, 2008 By: Marshall Cutchin

John Gierach’s latest book seems to have split the angling literature crowd in two: half think it is the work of an fishing writer in his finest form, and the other half think it is tired and not quite up to the standard set by Trout Bum. John Corrigan offers his opinion in the Concord (New Hampshire) Monitor. “Longtime Gierach readers will understand why I penned ‘wow’ in the margin where the author announces that the last four rods he bought were graphite. He clearly revels in the contradictory role of a hard-core bamboo lover who has discovered new lines of graphite rods described as ‘affordable even by modern standards.'”