Zane Grey did a lot of fishing-up to 300 days of the year. And Romer Grey was often right by his brother's side, enjoying his own victories as well as Zane's. With all that time on the water, there was nothing more exciting than the really BIG fish-the monsters of the sea. Imagine 750 pounds of fish at the end of your line and fighting with it for four hours or more! Zane and Romer Grey fished for the giants of the sea and lived to tell about it. Romer's tales of fishing with his brother for broadbill, swordfish, marlin, shark and tuna are as exciting and amazing as Zane's tales. Romer Grey accompanied Zane Grey on many trips to the South Seas and beyond. During one summer without Zane, he landed 7 broadbills, including a world's record weighing 588 lbs. which, to his immense satisfaction, beat his brother's previous record!
Zane Grey was born in Zanesville, Ohio in 1872. He attended the University of Pennsylvania on a baseball scholarship where he became a dentist. 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. His brother, Romer, often accompanied him on his fishing trips and even managed to break Zane's record for largest marlin!