Finding the Perfect Walking Stick

In this excerpt from his book Sex, Death and Flyfishing, John Gierach reflects on the appeal of found walking sticks, and memories of walking with his father.



Older couple walking on trail
When you are out in the woods or walking along a trout stream, picking up a stick seems like such a natural thing to do, almost automatic.
PHOTO: FOTOLIA/MONKEY BUSINESS
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A fancified, "boutique" stick.
MAGGIE KANNAN
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A bestaffed MOTHER staffer.
MAGGIE KANNAN











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