Crunch & Des: Classic Stories of Saltwater Fishing

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Philip Wylie’s enthralling tales of saltwater fishing have been entertaining readers of the Saturday Evening Post since 1939. Captain Crunch Adams, skipper of the charter boat Poseidon, and his friend and partner Des Smith adventure high and low in the waters of Florida, coming face-to-face with big fish and bigger personalities along the way. Featuring twenty-two of Wylie’s best Crunch and Des stories, this ...
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Philip Wylie’s enthralling tales of saltwater fishing have been entertaining readers of the Saturday Evening Post since 1939. Captain Crunch Adams, skipper of the charter boat Poseidon, and his friend and partner Des Smith adventure high and low in the waters of Florida, coming face-to-face with big fish and bigger personalities along the way. Featuring twenty-two of Wylie’s best Crunch and Des stories, this is a delightful compendium of every thrill fishing has to offer.

These beloved adventures include:

• “Widow Voyage”
• “Light Tackle”
• “Fifty-Four, Forty and Fight”
• “The Way of All Fish”
• “The Affair of the Ardent Amazon”
• “Smuggler’s Cove”
• And more favorite classics!

With each Crunch and Des story selected by the author’s daughter, these tales begin a journey of saltwater nostalgia, marine adventure, and warmhearted personalities that will last far beyond the last page.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Crunch Adams, skipper of the trim cruiser Poseidon , and his partner Des Smith entertained readers of the Saturday Evening Post from 1939 to 1954 in these 22 tales about a charter-boat fishing business off Florida's coast. A unique treat for fishing enthusiasts, Wylie's jaunty stories are full of iridescent charm and rhapsodic prose that captures the tribulations and imponderables of fishing. While many are period pieces, the best of these romantic idylls have a timeless quality. Wylie Generation of Vipers ; Finley Wren is adept at quick, incisive sketches of Crunch & Des's customers, illuminating their foibles, dreams and the pressures they're trying to escape as they ply the indigo waters from Miami to the Keys. He also evinces sympathy for ``fishing widows,'' like Crunch's sensible wife , women whose husbands are ``at sea'' in more ways than one. Nov.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781558210806
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/1990
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 388
  • Product dimensions: 6.29 (w) x 9.31 (h) x 1.31 (d)

Meet the Author


Philip Wylie was a popular author of pulp fiction, sci-fi, and mysteries, as well as social commentary and non-fiction titles on a variety of subjects. His works include When Worlds Collide, Gladiator, and Generation of Vipers .
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2000

    A 'should read' for any fisherman

    Heart warming short stories. If you fish or know someone who does, this book would make and excellent gift. It is one of the best I have read. You cannot help but feel the situations these two characters get into. The book is made of several short stories written in the early '40's. Difficult times for charter fishermen. I Loved It!!

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