Body of Water: A Sage, a Seeker, and the World's Most Alluring Fish (Hardcover)

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The history of bonefishing in the Bahamas, from its early days in the 1950s and the role of legendary guide David Pinder Sr. to the mythical allure of this challenging sport. Natural history at its finest for flyfishers and armchair travelers alike. — Stan Hynds

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Chris Dombrowski was playing a numbers game: two passions--poetry and fly-fishing; two children, one of them in utero; and an income hovering perilously close to zero. Enter, at this particularly challenging moment, a miraculous email: can't go, it's all paid for, just book a flight to Miami.

Thus began a journey that would lead to the Bahamas and to David Pinder, a legendary bonefishing guide. Bonefish are prized for their elusiveness and their tenacity. And no one was better at hunting them than Pinder, a Bahamian whose accuracy and patience were virtuosic. He knows what the fish think, said one fisherman, before they think it.

By the time Dombrowski meets Pinder, however, he has been abandoned by the industry he helped build. With cataracts from a lifetime of staring at the water and a tiny severance package after forty years of service, he watches as the world of his beloved bonefish is degraded by tourists he himself did so much to attract. But as Pinder's stories unfold, Dombrowski discovers a profound integrity and wisdom in the guide's life.

About the Author


Born in Michigan, Chris Dombrowski earned his MFA from the University of Montana. His publications include two collections of poems, By Cold Water (2009) and Earth Again (2013). His poetry and nonfiction have been widely published in leading journals and magazines. Also a well-established fly-fishing guide, Dombrowski lives in Missoula, MT.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781571313522
ISBN-10: 1571313524
Publisher: Milkweed Editions
Publication Date: October 18th, 2016
Pages: 232
Language: English
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