Captain Gifford is known to the big game angling fraternity for his skill as a guide for offshore fishing, for his advocacy of light tackle (24 and 15 thread) angling, for his contempt for ""muscleheads"" who hold to heavy tackle, and for his export knowledge of the big fish and their ways. His story of his devotion to fishing -- since childhood; of his early days with rod and reel; of his finding the possibilities of charter parties,- wander from New Jersey to Oregon, California, Florida, Long Island, Nova Scotia, Bimini, the Bahamas. It is filled with accounts of tremendous battles with marlin, broadbill, giant tuna, etc., with the reasons for the development of the equipment he uses -- boat, tackle, riggers, kite baiting, and with the types of men and women he has fished. Raymond Camp introduces him as the number one man in his field and this autobiography underlines not only his abilities but also his contentment in this sporting area. Definitely for enthusiastic followers.