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fadedrose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-18-09 02:08 PM
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DARK TIGER (2009) Wm. G. Tapply, died 7/28/09
Just finished this book today. It was pretty good..I just found out that Tapply died in July of leukemia.

One of his book characters, Smoky Calhoun, is in 3 books, and the 3 books that I read all have fishing segments about fly fishing, tying flies, etc. The title of this book is named after a fly, the dark tiger.

Nice books for people who fish...Tapply also wrote for Field & Stream..I don't fish, never did, but enjoyed the mysteries anyway.

RIP Mr. Tapply....

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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-18-09 02:28 PM
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1. Mystery writers often center their stuff on another passion in their lives
There are a few who write culinary mysteries, one who centers hers on antiques, another on quilting, another on public parks, on travel, and so on and so forth. While you can't say any of them provide a good education on these subjects, if it's nothing you've remotely considered an interest, you'll still pick up reasons other people are interested in them through the author's own enthusiasm.
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fadedrose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-18-09 04:59 PM
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2. How right you are..
What surprised me is that so many expert fishermen don't keep the fish they catch...they let them return to the water, because "the fish is so nice that it's a shame it could only be caught once." (paraphrasing)

They enjoy finding and getting a fish to bite, and keep their favorite spots secret, and don't particularly like stocked lakes.

These guys (and gals) benefit us as well as the fish, and the money they spend on equipment isn't peanuts. Gives me a whole new perspective and respect for a lot of fishermen.
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-18-09 05:10 PM
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3. Well, it has to be painful and terrifying for the fish
but most of the time, it'll make for a smarter fish that's harder to catch.

Stream fishing here is catch and release because heavy metals from old mine tailings have polluted most of the streams and made the fish dangerous to eat.
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latebloomer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-23-09 01:42 PM
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4. Oh, he died?
I'm so sorry. I really like his books. Will have to find this one.
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