Of Wind and Tides is an autobiography from one of the world’s fishing legends, Stu Apte. Starting with his early childhood in the 1930s through the eventful decades that followed, he takes readers along with him as a college student, as a young Naval Aviation Cadet, and as a pilot with 34 years on Pan Am’s seniority list. Of Wind and Tides includes such memorable exploits as ejecting from a fighter plane at 20,000 feet during the Korean War, to fishing with some of the sporting world’s most notable celebrities, including Boston Celtic John Havlicek and Chicago Bears Dick Butkus, and co-hosting ABC’s “The American Sportsman” show with Curt Gowdy. The book also includes entertaining memories with fellow anglers and pilots, including a steamy yet hilarious escapade with a flight attendant. From Naval fighter pilot, to fishing guide for celebrities, to spending evenings with two different dictators, Apte’s travels around the globe pursuing big fish reveal what all anglers want to know – what fish to pursue, how to fish them, and where to find them.