Narrator Ted Husing follows famed author Zane Grey on a fishing trip far up the Oregon River in quest of the steel-head trout. The fishing party, in three boats, is forced to negotiate ... See full summary »
Narrator Ted Husing follows famed author Zane Grey on a fishing trip far up the Oregon River in quest of the steel-head trout. The fishing party, in three boats, is forced to negotiate dangerous white-water rapids before they reach the choice fishing spot. Grey lands a big specimen that puts up a big fight. Written by
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I am no expert on Zane Grey and his stories, though I thought for sure he'd died long, long ago and had never been on film. However, when I watched the DVD for one of his stories, "Wagon Trail", it contained an this short--an odd little short in which the real-life Grey goes on a fishing outing along a VERY rough river. While you don't get to hear him talk at all (as the film is narrated but otherwise silent), you see that the guy was incredibly spunky, as 67 years-old and running the rapids!! Interestingly, Grey died of a heart attack shortly after this film debuted--perhaps this rugged outdoor life was too much for the old guy!
I did a little research and was shocked to read that Grey was one of the preeminent fisherman of his age--fishing most every day of the year! He held some world records and fished on several continents! Considering my love for fishing, I'm surprised it took me so long to discover this!
As for the film, it's really not all that interesting except to fly fisherman (and they are a very, very dedicated lot). And, considering I've seen quite a few of Grey's films, it was finally nice to get a look at him.
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