John Gierach is an American author and freelance writer who formerly resided on the St. Vrain River in Lyons, Colorado and now lives in Larimer County, Colorado. His books' themes are based on his various fly fishing adventures, some of which take place with his friend, A.K. Best. A few of his works include The View from Rat Lake, Even Brook Trout Get the Blues, and the cult classic--Trout Bum. His work has appeared in Gray's Sporting Journal, Field & Stream where he is a contributing author, and Fly, Rod, and Reel where he is an editor at large. He also writes columns for the Longmont Daily Times-Call out of Longmont, Colorado and the monthly Redstone Review and a monthly column for The New York Times.
Gierach was the 1994 recipient of the Federation of Fly FishersRoderick Haig-Brown Award—The award recognizes a fly fishing author whose work embodies the philosophy and spirit of Roderick Haig-Brown, particularly, a respect for the ethics and traditions of fly fishing and an understanding of rivers, the inhabitants and their environments.