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John Gierach On Chucking Lead With Bamboo

May 1, 2009 By: Marshall Cutchin

Author John Gierach acquires a new custom cane rod and decides on a less-than-perfect test: fishing the slush of Colorado’s South Platte. “I’ve repeatedly promised myself that I won’t fish if it’s so windy I can’t keep my hat on or so cold the line freezes, but most years I end up doing both a few times anyway, sometimes by accident and occasionally on purpose, because, as Annie Dillard said, ‘Tomorrow is another day only up to a point.'” In Gray’s Sporting Journal.