New Zealand is one of the"hot" fly-fishing spots in the world today. Known for brilliant, crystal clear rivers, Zane Grey's New Zealand conjures up images of huge and mythic trout. In Tales of the Angler's Eldorado, Grey fishes both these now legendary streams as well as pursues the monster swordfish off the coast of the New Zealand shores. It's an adventure story and a fishing story at once.
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.