Ever since Foote established himself in many minds as a better spinner of yarns about fishing than of yarns about dogs, anthologists have tried to secure reprint rights, in vain. The result is that these stories, once read, never forgotten, are hard to find, hard to buy. Here- at last- is a collection of great fishing yarns, which in rereading merit the term ""great"". A Wedding Gift, Fatal Gesture and seven others, all depicting real fishermen, young and old, good and bad, men and women, devotees of the sport. This one-volume collection will be prized by sportsmen and admirers of Foote's unequalled gift of story telling.