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Re: John Gierach on Fly fishing in PA

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I just finished "Death, Taxes and Leaky Waders," a collection of 40 essays from his prior books. It's a great book.

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Re: John Gierach on Fly fishing in PA

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John Gierach does not know anymore about fly fishing in Pennsylvania Colorado Australia Alaska Canada than YOU or ME
He is trying to sell books You and I Know just as much if not more especially when it comes to fishing in PA
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Have you read any of his books? If you have, then it's pretty confounding how your own comment would make sense to you.

As several others have said, his books are intended to entertain, not instruct.

I'll have to back you up on the fact that John Gierach likes to sell books.

The nerve of these author-types, always trying to sell books ...

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Re: John Gierach on Fly fishing in PA

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My favorite writer(among the living that is).

Of fly fishing books.... right?

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I also think Gierach is one of today's best ff writers. I read Gierach for entertainment. I like Paul Schullery, too, for both entertainment and information. Gierach's Pennsylvania experience as one from outside PA was not to impress others with his knowledge; it was a fishing experience meant to entertain!
Interestingly, C. Meck also wrote of the experience in his book "Memory Rising" in a chapter called "The Plastic Man." Gierach and his cronies are bamboo fanatics and teased Meck about his use of a graphite fly rod.

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Re: John Gierach on Fly fishing in PA

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I've been reading him since the 80's. His homespun wit and down-to-earth style is like Will Rogers and Mark Twain gone fishin'... with a modern tone. Good stuff to read with some Beam at your side.

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Re: John Gierach on Fly fishing in PA

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Jeremymcon;
I also noticed the lines regardless his trip to PA:
“commenting on how the diner food was "almost always bad" in central PA” and more.
As everyone can have his own opinion I have to say I agree with John Gierach.
I own all of his books (except “Signs of Life”) and reread them periodically.
I hope he is doing fine.


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The parts that I really found amusing were his description of central Pennsylvanians as "so tough they can eat anything" - commenting on how the diner food was "almost always bad" in central PA.


He obviously did not indulged in the fries at Spruce Creek Tavern!

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Re: John Gierach on Fly fishing in PA

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The Main Street Cafe in Alexandria is a good place to eat.

Maybe he ate at that old diner along Route 22 between Waterstreet and Alexandria. That place has probably seen better days, around 1940 or so.

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Main Street's food, esp the wings, has gone downhill over the past few years with its new owners. Spruce Creek Tavern is still a good, inexpensive place to go, and the little Rt. 22 diner t/bert spoke of might not look like much but has pretty good food as well. Don't know where Gierach ate, but there are some good beaneries in the central PA area.

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In the spirit of March Madness; E. Hemmingway v. J. Gierach = J. Gierach.

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In the spirit of March Madness; E. Hemmingway v. J. Gierach = J. Gierach.

Ha! That's bold.

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In the spirit of March Madness; E. Hemmingway v. J. Gierach = J. Gierach.

Ha! That's bold.


This thread is almost as bad as the guitarists thread.

Posted on: 2013/3/22 16:24


Re: John Gierach on Fly fishing in PA

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He obviously did not indulged in the fries at Spruce Creek Tavern!


Maybe he had the pizza there? Lol.



OIP in Petersburg for the win.

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PennKev if its the same OIP as in Altoona then I give it a two thumbs up.

I remember reading the pa section when I was on watch in Afghanistan, it made me want to cast a line so bad.

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Re: John Gierach on Fly fishing in PA

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PennKev if its the same OIP as in Altoona then I give it a two thumbs up.

I remember reading the pa section when I was on watch in Afghanistan, it made me want to cast a line so bad.


Better although it recently changed ownership.

I still haven't figured out how the OIIP franchise works, theres a bunch of them in the central part of the state. All are good but also all of them are a little different. The one in in Petersburg had been run by a actual Italian guy until about a year ago. There's one in Milheim that's also run by a real Italian. His kids speak Italian and everything. That is probably the best of the three OIP resturaunts I've been to.

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