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 fishthe 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 nightonly to...! Tales of Swordfish and Tuna will dazzle and thrill any fishing heart.
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About 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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.