Chris Dombrowski

Chris Dombrowski

Chris Dombrowski is the author of two books of poetry, including Earth Again. His book, Body of Water, about legendary guide David Pinder Sr. and bonefishing on Grand Bahama Island, was published by Milkweed Editions. He is a longtime guide who lives with his family in western Montana.

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River Kismet

A series of coincidences on life's river of fate.

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Dangerous Dan

One of the most respected anglers in Montana, Dan Lahren reflects on his life as a guide and friend to some of the finest writers of his generation

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Drug of Choice

Cracking the code of the elusive permit is a lifetime endeavor for anglers long accustomed to the maddening highs and lows of the pursuit.

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Coming of Age

Two old friends pull story after story from a river of memories as they once again fish the Michigan waters of their boyhood.

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River Hewn

A longtime guide’s love letter to Montana, where rivers are deep with fishing options and the field of play is as wide as the eye can see.

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Rainbow Trout

A lifelong infatuation with irascible, beautiful, boulder-leaping rainbows

Key West guide Justin Rea is equally adept with fly rod and push-pole as he scours the flats for the wonderfully maddening permit.

The Permit Whisperer

Justin Rea has a love/hate relationship with a fish that doesn't play fair on the fly

Author Jim Harrison has an eye for small gods, big trout and poet/guides with a weakness for good cheese and vodka.

The Gospel According To Jim

I’m sitting at the Hitchin’ Post in Melrose, Montana, drinking vodka with Jim Harrison, who between sips steals a scant glance at his beloved barmaid Nicole’s rear, puffs from his American Spirit and says: “Do you want to know how you can believe in God?”

Stealth and sweat are part of the game when you’re looking for untrammeled water.

The Right Madness

Our wives told us: If you catch a king, kill it, and we’ll turn it into ceviche tonight. They said: We’ve got all the fixings at the house, then went downstream to fish for trout. Two beautiful women, late in the long Chilean afternoon, about to work up ample appetites.