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Bill Dance’s Fishing Wisdom
Bill Dance is one of America’s best-known fishermen and has more than fifty years of on-water experience. Bill Dance’s Fishing Wisdom combines his years of experience, knowledge, and wit into 101 tips that are sure to help any freshwater angler catch more and even bigger fish! For more books featured in the Tom Rowland Podcast click the button ‘BOOK CLUB’ above. Also to purchase this book, click on the book and buy from Amazon.
Bill Dance, one of the world’s most famous fishermen, always planned to be a doctor like his father, grandfather and three other generations of Dances.
Then, driving home one night while enrolled in medical school in Memphis, Tenn., in the early 1960s, he came upon a horrific motorcycle crash. The grisly encounter changed his life.
“I was the first person on the scene,” Dance recalls. “It was very traumatic and it affected me deeply. At that moment I knew I didn’t want to be a doctor anymore.”
What did he want to be?
“Well,” says Dance in his down-home Southern drawl, “I’d always loved to fish.”
And fish he did. He began competing—and winning—in bass tournaments and landed a lure manufacturer for a sponsor. The sponsor encouraged Dance to start a TV show to help promote the product. Bill Dance Outdoors premiered on a Memphis ABC affiliate in 1968 and has been growing in popularity ever since. Today the show is televised nationwide and its host has achieved celebrity status among the nation’s 45 million anglers.
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