RaveThe Wall Street JournalMr. Gierach is arguably the best fishing writer working. Like all of his books, his new one is a collection of informal narrative essays about fly-fishing—but only loosely. Fly-fishing is merely the lens through which he regards what William James called the \'human core\' ... There is a wonderful honesty and restraint in Mr. Gierach’s writing. In situations that a lesser writer might have milked for dramatic effect, Mr. Gierach pulls his punches elegantly ... In each instance, I had the sense that a lesser writer would have striven for—and failed to achieve—a greater effect. There’s no exaggeration or grandiosity here. Mr. Gierach never tries to wow you. He knows that less is more.