Sporting Life

  • By: John Gierach
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Really, how safe is it for an angler to think the world owes him a fish?

A Bad Day

  • By: John Gierach
  • Illustrations by: Bob White
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A Bad Day

These things are relative . . . .

Fool’s Errand

  • By: John Gierach
  • Illustrations by: Bob White
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In mid-August we flew to the headwaters of the George River at Lake Juliet, just over the Labrador border in eastern Quebec, and launched a pair of 20-foot fiberglass canoes. As far as we knew, we’d be only the fourth party in more than 100 years to canoe this part of the river.

Sporting Life

  • By: John Gierach
  • Illustrations by: Bob White
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I went fishing a few days after my mother died, and not long before her funeral. This was after I asked my sister if she needed me for anything and she told me, no, everything was being taken care of. The subtext here is that I’m not the one in the family anyone would trust with such important arrangements.

Sporting Life

  • By: John Gierach
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