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Old 08-05-2010, 01:52 PM
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I used to dive into his books with so much enthusiasm, ahh a long time ago.
Fallon, C Boyd P....., and a bit later, Daignault. God, I love surf casting.
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Fallon is the quintessential Irishman, with a broag and all. Joyce and I were close to him for years and I am certain he is still around but writes way less. He always wrote with a great deal of flourish, differently than how we all speak. I also think he too was a disciple of Woolner as we both began contributing to SWS around the same time -- 1970. He never said so but I think Woolner was trying to build up his surf contributors. He once told me a New England surf man was needed to fill their needs at SWS.
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I think the starter off this topic is "Doc" Bill Muller's son ??
I have read some of his articles..following in his father's footsteps.
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I think the starter off this topic is "Doc" Bill Muller's son ??
I have read some of his articles..following in his father's footsteps.

He is no relation....
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He is no relation....

That's right. I made the same mistake myself once. Easy to do since Doc Muller's son is named Drew.

Back to Fallon. I liked his book quite a bit. Full of interesting little stories, and a joke about a Spotted Wrasse.
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Old 08-07-2010, 02:58 PM
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Fallon's mode, like Les Boyd, is more literary than expert. Both of them were better story tellers than high-liners. Perfect world, you could have a knowledgeable angler who could use language competently, like Frank Woolner or Lee Wulff.
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Yeah, or that French guy ...
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Old 08-09-2010, 07:36 AM
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Gad, I hope I'm the frog to whom you are referring.
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Old 08-09-2010, 09:55 AM
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Frank - was there any doubt?
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Then thank you.
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I hate seeing this thread die. It is very entertaining. These little jewels are all over stripersurf.con.
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I really enjoy reading these type threads!! I have learned so much yet so little about surf fishing, (especially for striped bass), from reading Frank, Dj, Van& Frank S and Al R. I agree with the guy that said "one envisions oneself at the place being described" (not those exact words, but unless you have a wrench stuck, you know where, you know what i mean) in Franks writing. Can we keep going this by everyone posting your favorite line(s) from some of these books written by the authors being talked about. I will sart with mine:

Striper Surf; Francis Daignault:
"While adults debate the wisdom of walking along a beach after dark or in the rain, children will participate without question."

The Call of the Surf; Van Campen Heilner, Frank Stick:
"Lord, what a fighter!" my companion ejaculated. He must be as big as a horse."

The Complete Book of Surf Fishing; Captain Al Ristori: "Finally, I took a good look at my plug and noticed the plastic hook guards Yo-Zuri had put over each treble point. Since it's difficult to back them off, I ended up tearing them off the points as best I could with my pliers, and my fish catching quickly improved."

Thanks for all you have done for Surf Fishing wanna be's like me. Now I need to go out and read some more stuff!!!!
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Old 04-29-2011, 01:20 PM
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Thanks, Pop. A good way to entertain memorable sayings might be to start a new thread. Presently this thread had evolved into discussion about other writers beside Fallon. I suppose your idea would still fit.
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Old 07-05-2011, 03:34 PM
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When Jack Fallon retired from his day job, he went headlong into fishing writing and did a lot of work for the larger, more upscale markets. Then, all of a sudden, he dropped completely out of outdoor writing and just flat out stopped.

I think that is happening to me. I have taken such a beating the last few years that I feel better about being retired, getting out of the writing game.

One wake up call for me was looking at the paucity of an artical check and realizing that I had been ignoring our investments. A few phone calls, a little on-line research, and in one day I increased our annual income by what I made writing a year! Sometimes you have step back and take a long look at what you are doing. I feel sorry for these newbies getting into outdoor writing. It all makes me wonder if that hasn't happened to Jack Fallon.
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I haven't seen or heard from Jack, except second-hand word for at least 15 years. If I know Jack, he may have given up writing, but not fishing.
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