Few writers in the realm of fly-fishing have achieved the iconic status of John Gierach. One of the great honors of my career has been to have piqued Gierach’s interest in tenkara, and then to fish with him on a few occasions. Last year he released his latest book, All Fishermen are Liars, I’m still debating whether the inclusion in a book with this title is something of which to be proud…but I guess I am. John and I sat down last year to have a conversation about his experiences with tenkara. We put out the video you can see below. Since that interview several people asked us to release the full interview, and the podcast is a great medium for that. So, here is our unabridged conversation…except for a couple of small cuts for when we got too distracted by his cute cats.