"If you're a fisherman who also loves to read about fishing, you've
probably heard of John Gierach, whose essays on fly fishing and
life are full of humor, insight and irreverence. . . . just fun to
read, as all of his books are."
--Bob Frye, "Pittsburgh Tribune Review"
"While Gierach offers plenty of fishing how-to advice, the book is
most memorable for the wit and insight he brings to more
introspective matters, such as the whys of fishing, the places the
sport takes you, and the people you meet. There are many
technically correct fishing writers and many with a unique voice,
but few bring together these two sides of fishing literature quite
--"Booklist "(starred review)
"Even if you can't bait a hook or tie a fly, you may identify with
America's best fishing writer, John Gierach, as he details 'the
delightful torture known as fly fishing'--and a lot more--in the 20
essays that make up "No Shortage of Good Days"."
--Steve Bennett, "Houston Chronicle"
"The master of fly-fishing strikes again with his latest adventures
--Alan Pierleoni, "Sacramento Bee"
"Few writers, if any, have written about the implications of
fly-fishing as eloquently as Ernest Hemingway in "The Big
Two-Hearted River", but Gierach brings detailed insight and a sense
of humor to the subject. . . . Gierach's genial campfire manner and
woodsy witticisms should hook more than just the average fishing
"John Gierach is a master at spinning tales."
--"The Denver Post"