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Adams, Leon David]
LOG OF THE "FISHFINDER" 11 - 48 TO 12 - 51 [manuscript title on front board and first leaf of text]
[San Rafael, Napa, and other locations in San Francisco Bay Area, 1951. 192pp. closely written manuscript in ink on ruled paper. Approximately 27,500 words. Beige cloth ruled-paper notebook. Minor wear to extremities of binding. Very good. A detailed fishing journal, kept by the noted writer and wine journalist, Leon David Adams, recounting his fishing experiences with his brother, E.A. Adams, and their friends. The journal reflects their fishing activities in the northern reaches of the San Francisco Bay area, including San Pablo Bay, San Rafael, the Napa River, Venice Island, and Oulton Point in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Leon David Adams (1905-95) was a well- regarded journalist for the McClatchy newspapers, best known for his reporting on the wine industry and his books on the culture of wine in America. This volume recording his fishing experiences is not simply a bare record, but a well-written and engaging narrative, enlivened by Leon Adams's skills as a writer. The Adams Bros. are usually identified by their initials ("LDA" and "EAA"), and their fishing partners by name. A sample entry begins: "12-11-48 - A 34-pounder for LDA - largest fish he ever caught, plus a 15, a 10 & a 2 pounder. EAA took one 15 lbs. Fifty-one minutes to land the monster on the 5 1/2 foot plug casting rod (made for 2 lb. black bass) with 18 lb. leader material & 25 lb. black nylon line. The day, chronologically: The Calhouns were to have been with us, but poor weather prophets and a sore throat cancelled them out; nobody else could go at last minute. EAA picked up LDA at 5A., ar … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana [New Haven, CT, U.S.A.]

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