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John Gierach Quotes

Trout arent naturally as selective as theyve become in crowded tailwaters - theyve been trained to be like that by too much fishing pressure. Ive seen tailwater fish that are so hysterical theyll refuse naturals. You wonder how they get enough to eat.
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Really, the only thing a psychiatrist can do that a good (fishing) guide can't is write prescriptions.

— John Gierach

The solution to any problem -work, love, money, whatever -is to go fishing, and the worse the problem, the longer the trip should be.

— John Gierach

It's an odd fact of life that whichever side of the stream you're on, two-thirds of the best water is out of reach on the other side.

— John Gierach

Flyfishing does have its social aspects - on some of our crowded trout streams it can get too social - but esentially it's a solitary, contemplative sport. People are left alone with themselves in beautiful surroundings to try to accomplish something that seems to have genuine value.

— John Gierach

I necessarily fear change except that it's so seldom for the better. It's just that I can live with any number of things going straight to hell as long as these streams continue to hold up. If this amounts to living in a fool's paradise, don't waste your time trying to explain that to the fool.

— John Gierach

The things fishermen know about trout aren't facts but articles of faith.

— John Gierach

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