Not Just Another Fish Story

Based on a lost manuscript, Zane Grey's Tales of the Gladiator is now available as a limited-edition book

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    Zane Grey was meticulous in the care of his fishing tackle and its organization.

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    Zane's brother R.C. Grey congratulates him on his world-record swordfish, caught June 29, 1926.

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    In addition to his angling skills, Zane Grey was an accomplished photographer.

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    "The line came taught. I felt the great weight and jerked as hard as I could."

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    Zane Grey relives memories of a recent battle as he admires the sword of his vanquished adversary.

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    Zane Grey with his world-record 758-pound bluefin tuna, caught in Nova Scotia, 1924.

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    Most remember Zane Grey for his Western novels—Riders of the Purple Sage in particular.

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    The Gladiator returning to Avalon, California, with a swordfish onboard as indicated by the large flag.

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    From around 1910 to 1924, Zane Grey could be found at the Long Key Fishing Club in the Florida Keys, fishing for tarpon, permit, and bonefish in the winter months.

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    Zane Grey's big-game fishing experience led to many innovations in tackle.

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    Zane Grey at work in his study in Avalon, California.

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    Zane Grey and his world-record 582-pound swordfish.

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