Our friend Bob White and John Gierach are celebrating their 100th column together in Fly Rod & Reel’s July/October, 2008 issue.

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Their first collaboration was in July of 1988, when Bob illustrated John’s article, “East Big Fish.” After Lee Wulff’s tragic death in 1991, the editors at Rod & Reel asked John Gierach to write the magazine’s closing column, and Bob White 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 issue with the 100th collaboration has just been shipped and this is the first time the image has been released.