Tales of Swordfish and Tuna

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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...! Tales of Swordfish and Tuna will dazzle and thrill any fishing heart.
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Overview

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...! Tales of Swordfish and Tuna will dazzle and thrill any fishing heart.
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E. W. Smethurst Jr.
Tales of Swordfish and Tuna is a new collection of Grey's saltwater-fishing adventures. They are well worth reading for pleasure and instruction. Just as he invented the Western, Grey also pioneered sporting fishing for the large ocean species of game fish.
Library Journal
Though he made his bread and butter by spinning yarns about the plains of the Old West, Grey's true passion was water. He had an almost fanatical love of fishing, spending as many as 300 days a year roaming the seas with a rod in his hand in pursuit of everything and anything that would swallow a hook. Published in 1953 and 1954, respectively, this duo contain some of Grey's best fishing stories culled from a lifetime of pursuing the leviathans of the deep (he liked to catch big fish). The stories are buttressed with numerous monochrome photos. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781586670276
  • Publisher: Derrydale Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/2000
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 689,145
  • Product dimensions: 7.04 (w) x 10.06 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author

Zane Grey was born in Zanesville, Ohio in 1872. He attended the University of Pennsylvania on a baseball scholarship where he became a dentist. However, his heart was not in dentistry, it was in writing. In 1905 he married Lina Roth. They had three children, and eventually moved to California where Zane could both experience the West and write about it. He was one of America's most prolific authors, writing almost 90 books. He died of heart failure in 1939.
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  • Posted April 9, 2010

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    A must read for anyone who loves fishing...

    Zane Grey's became very famous and very rich off of the books he wrote involving stories of the Old West. He used some of those riches to finance his many journeys around the world to explore untapped fisheries. His writings of this portion of his life offer readers many insights into the history of sportfishing. Zane was a true pioneer of the sport and I highly recommend these books to anyone who has a love of fishing and its rich history.

    This book focuses on Zane's adventures chasing swordfish and tuna in the Pacific and Atlantic. My favorite tales focus on the chase of bluefin tuna off Nova Scotia. With the bluefin currently endangered by overfishing, it must have been something to see all those fish.

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