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Old 09-24-2020, 09:03 AM
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Does anyone know of any authors similar to Patrick McManus, ie comedic outdoors, hunting, fishing, boating short stories.
Old 09-24-2020, 11:35 AM
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Ed Zern maybe, always liked pat

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_Zern
Old 09-24-2020, 12:18 PM
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If you want offshore/charter stories similar to McManus you should check out Philip Wylie. He spun fishing yarns for about 50 years for newspapers regarding a fictional charter captain and mate, Crunch and Des. He has several books in print, most are VERY hard to come by. However, one or two were recently reprinted and available on amazon.com and other outlets. The writing spans the 30s through the 60s I believe. I own 3 or 4 of his books and they really keep me on the edge of my seat. Even when i am reading the same stories for a third or fourth time.
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Thanks, I will look into both of them.
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McManus was a favorite of mine too.
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Back about 1983.....i was reading a Mcmanus story in Outdoor Life in World History class in high school. I started laughing.....couldnt stop. Just knowing that everybody was looking at me and didn't know why I was laughing made it even funnier and harder to stop.....I had tears rolling down my face and laughed uncontrollably for about a minute. I got in trouble too.


Eventually you get desensitized to his humor writing, unfortunately.

I remember the story, it was about training for hunting. It said to practice carrying your wife up and down stairs on your back, as practice for packing out an elks hindquarter. But it cautioned, do not, I repeat do not mention that she bears any resemblance to the hindquarter of an elk..... That's where it started......

I've got all his books somewhere.

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