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John Gierach and Bob White Celebrate 100th Fly Rod & Reel Column

Posted on April 18 2008

Author John Gierach and guide, artist and illustrator Bob White will mark their 100th column together in Fly Rod & Reel‘s July/October issue. Their first collaboration was in July of 1988, when Bob illustrated John’s article, “East Big Fish.” After Lee Wulff’s death in 1991, the editors at Rod & Reel asked John to take over the assignment of writing the magazine’s closing column, and Bob was asked to illustrate it. Their first regular column together, “The Sporting Life,” was published in March of 1992. The illustration for the 100th column is a painting of John fishing his home water, and is titled “Close To Home.” The accompanying image has yet to be released and will be unveiled in the 100th issue.
Bob has produced a set of limited edition prints from the paintings that illustrate the 1st and 100th “Sporting Life” columns, and Fly Rod & Reel will be giving two of these sets away in a sweepstakes that is described on Fly Rod & Reel‘s website at In addition to the prints, the grand-prize winner will receive a new Boron II-MX rod courtesy of the R. L. Winston Rod Co.
To check out more of Bob’s fine artwork visit his Web site at You can also see his work represented on MidCurrent’s Fly Fishing Artists page.

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