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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Bonefish: Speed, Power and Grace

So which fish is strongest relative to its weight? Fifth in our survey of six contenders is the bonefish, a silver speedster that makes blistering runs when hooked.

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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?”

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The Right Madness

On the water, 350 days a year.