Saturday, January 14, 2017

Windknots Profile: John Gierach

A lot of fly fishing type people get all twitter-patted when they meet someone they consider a celebrity. I don't. I, on the other hand look at the person and compare their accomplishments to my own.  Take John Gierach (renowned  fly fishing author) for instance.  I just don't get it.  He's a fly fisherman, I'm a fly fisherman.  He's a writer, I'm a writer. He says what some folks consider brilliant contemplative thoughts and I say...stupid shit.  Hard to believe that people revere him just because he says smart stuff. 

I've got a few fans of my own.  There's this one guy that always seems to show up whenever I'm at a fly fishing event.

He even loves dogs!

I think he's asking for my autograph.

While at the Fly Fishing Show this year with David and Lynette, I finally got the courage to ask him if I could interview him.  Here is the interview:

Me:  Hi John!  Do you have a new book coming out soon?
John:  Yes, sometime this Spring.
Me: Thanks!

Okay, I'm not kidding anyone.  I'm in awe.

We even look alike
 If I was only a more talented writer and fly fishermen...

Enjoy hearing from John.