Jim C. Chapralis pioneered the international fishing travel business. Jim, who fished in about 40 countries and was a key figure in tournament casting as well as the author of several books, died in 2007.
I THOUGHT Stu Apte was the biggest B.S.er in fishing. Back in the 1950s, I read about this cat who claimed that he was landing big sailfish — over 100 pounds— in Panama on 16-pound, plug-casting tackle. 16-pound line, mind you! Heck, we midwestern anglers were breaking 20-pound lines on muskies that weighed 20 pounds or less. Then later, he landed a...