Fishing Passion: A Lifelong Love Affair with Angling Reviews

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Fishing Passion: A Lifelong Love Affair with Angling

Drawn from a lifetime of passion for fishing, these stories focus on one man’s angling adventures at the world’s most exotic locations. Jim Chapralis began fishing at age eight, became immediately addicted, and for the next six decades found a way to fish in 40 countries. Jim pioneered the international fishing travel business, and in this book he describes trips to Angola in search of giant tarpon, to Panama, where he and friends are held at bay by a dozen guns; and to Colombia, where witch doc

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  1. Bob McFarland; Schenectady, New York says:
    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Discovering a Fascinating Modern Odyssey, February 20, 2003
    By 
    Bob McFarland; Schenectady, New York (Schenectady, NY USA) –

    This review is from: Fishing Passion: A Lifelong Love Affair with Angling (Hardcover)

    Fishing Passion
    by
    James C. Chapralis

    As a university administrator of long standing, I read hundreds of pages of articles, reports, and memoranda weekly, and, sometimes, even daily. I am also an avid novel reader and devour much non-fiction. In other words, reading is the linchpin of much of my work and leisure; therefore, I am always on the alert for the next “great read.”
    Not being either a fisherman or an angler, but always eager to stretch my knowledge base, I was intrigued by the title of a new book, Fishing Passion, and its tag, “a lifelong love affair with angling.” Happily, my curiosity led me to read Mr. Chapralis’ marvelous odyssey about his incredible life…one imbued with his love and virtuosity of fishing/angling, his daring immersion in several unique business ventures, and his genius for forging remarkable and enduring friendships, including some with the rich and famous.
    This incredible Promethean journey, begun and centered in Chicago but encompassing every corner of the globe, is recounted by Mr. Chapralis in an engaging, humorous, and self-effacing style that is the hallmark of every accomplished raconteur. I found myself racing ahead to see what new, exciting, hilarious, and even life-threatening, adventure he would next expose to this delighted, and by now captive, reading audience. And he never disappoints–his is a career highlighted by a life-informing zest and decades of improbable encounters and feats that will not only fire your imagination but also blow your envy quotient through the roof.
    We should all be so lucky if a passion of ours could feed our soul, earn our bread, and burnish our existence with the joy, grace, and success that Mr. Chapralis has attained and conveys so effortlessly and convincingly in Fishing Passion. Am I ever glad that my restless inquisitiveness strongarmed me to read Fishing Passion…and so will you!
    Bob McFarland
    Schenectady, New York

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  2. Midwest Book Review says:
    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Vividly communicates the true joy of a beloved pastime, September 9, 2002
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    Midwest Book Review (Oregon, WI USA) –

    This review is from: Fishing Passion: A Lifelong Love Affair with Angling (Hardcover)

    Fishing Passion: A Lifelong Love Affair With Angling by international fishing pioneer Jim C. Chapralis is a unique exploration that explores not so much the “how-to” of fishing, as the emotional aspects of angling. Comparing the attraction and act of fishing to the condition and experience romantic love, as well as deftly capturing the passions of the sport in anecdotes, dreams, memorable personal experiences and communions with nature, Fishing Passion was written by an angler, for anglers everywhere, as it vividly communicates the true joy of a beloved and life-long pastime.

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