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Zane Grey fished up to 300 days of the year. But, with all that time on the water, there was nothing more exciting or more compelling than the really BIG fish--the giants of the sea. Blue fin tuna are (even today) still sometimes pursued with harpoons! There's the story of a swordfish that was hooked at 10:30 in the morning and played until 11:30 that night--only to...! Ta ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published April 1st 2020 by Lyons Press (first published December 1st 1992)
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Jeffrey
Mar 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The brothers Grey were very dedicated to angling. They were rich, they were good and they knew it. Their exploits are impressive however. Big fish caught by rod and reel. Fish so big that anglers acted more like human winches than anglers. Exciting stories of big tuna, sharks, swordfish, orcas, market fisherman and sports. Cutting edge tackle and techniques. And of course, Zane's remarkable ability of describing the scenery, the ocean, the fish, the play by play, the blow by blow, the heartache ...more
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Oct 06, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this when I was in high school about 55 years ago and liked it so much that I wanted to become a charter boat captain. I never did, but became instead one of the first certified fish pathologists in the nation!
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All of his fishing books are good reads with interesting old photos- back-in-the-day sport fishing.
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