most humble fisherman has this in common with fishermen of all
degrees. Even the thousandth trip of the same old familiar
fished-out stream begins with renewed hope, with unfailing faith."
— Zane Grey
"Fishermen are categorically the most positive and
optimistic people in the world," says Bob Rich. It's no wonder
then that Rich, author of Fish Fights: A Hall of Fame Quest
(now in paperback from Lyons Press), who pursues his passion near
his home in Islamorada in the Florida Keys, has a lot of friends
From President George H. W. Bush's fish savvy to baseball
Hall-of-Famer Ted Williams' best fishing day ever, Rich has
gathered compelling and enthusiastic fishing stories from several
notable anglers — a group as diverse as they are insightful to the
ways of the world.
In The Fishing Club: Brothers and Sisters of the Angle,
Rich's quest is to discover what besides a sunny attitude draws
his extra-ordinary group of friends to the water and to the
endless pursuit of fish. Is it patience, perseverance, hope? A
combination of all three or something else altogether? What life
lessons has the pursuit of their passion for angling – season
after season — taught them?
Rich’s excursions explore the humble beginnings of Don Tyson,
former president of Tyson Foods, who now fishes for 1,000-pound
black marlins in the tradition of Zane Grey and Ernest Hemingway.
He learns how outdoor legend Bill Dance first realized the
importance of proper fly presentation.
You’ll meet English adventurer John Bailey, with 30 books on
fishing to his name; Andy Mill, champion ski racer, and star of
the Outdoor Life Network's award-winning Sportsman's Journal,
and Sandy Moret, saltwater fly fishing guru and founder of the
Florida Keys Fly Fishing School.
The Fishing Club is a charming, intriguing and candid look
at the world of fishing through the eyes of some of the most
patient, persistent, hopeful and passionate anglers Rich has ever
met. It’s a must-read for fishing fanatics, or anyone inspired by
what makes anglers do what they do.
A man who doesn’t have to depend on writing for a living,
the proceeds from Rich’s book is being donated to the 13 favorite
charities of the 14 avid anglers about whom he wrote, among them
The Jimmy Fund, The Cleveland Clinic Heart Center, St. Jude’s
Hospital, CF Foundation, the IGFA and SIFE.
In addition to being an avid angler and his extensive work with
charities, Bob "Bubba" Rich is one of the nation’s most dynamic
chief executives as chairman of Rich Products Corporation, the
largest family owned frozen food manufacturer in the United
States. He’s in the Buffalo Baseball Hall of Fame, the Greater
Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame, and in 1999 Rich became only the
second angler ever to be inducted into the "South Florida Fishing
Hall of Fame."
His first book Fish Fights is being made into a movie.
He’s also written Secrets from the Delphi Café and is a
regular guest on ESPN.
For more on Bob Rich, please visit these Websites:
and www.richs.com . More
information is available from Pete Johnson of Johnson
Communications, Inc. at (480) 951-3654,