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BIMINI TWISTS: A SHORT FICTION
Author: Sandy Rodgers
Publisher: NATIONAL BOOK NETWORK, Mar 2001
Life as a fishing guide isn't easy. Just ask Skip, the hilarious character developed by Rodgers. Wonderful stories that revolve around Skip & his wife & their efforts to find their own kind of paradise amid cranky clients, fishless days, & broken equip as they fish for bonefish, tarpon, snook, permit, & more. 6x9 inches, 232 pgs.
Meet Skip and his wife Shelly, in Bimini Twists. Skip is a fishing guide and lately his life of guiding would-be fishing masters around the flats has been a little less dream-fulfilling then he had anticipated. His clients seem to have a knack for being unable to see fish let alone cast anywhere near them and the jet skiers are very good at coming around just in time to scare the fish. Still, life as a fishing guide has its moments-teaching a child to fly-fish, watching a rookie pull in their first tarpon or the even rarer, permit.
"The insight toward a guide's life will leave you laughing while making mental notes of things not to do the next time you fish with a guide. This book will also give you a better understanding of what a guide goes through each day while on and off the water, which just might be enough to keep some anglers at their 'day job' instead of becoming part- or even full-time guides." ?Ted Kraimer, All Outdoors.com
"First time novelist, Sandy Rodgers, captures the essence of a Florida Keys' fly guide while he struggles to adapt to challenges Mother Nature and neophyte anglers deal to him day-to-day on the water....Sandy masterfully paints a clear picture of an angler's flaws, diverse personalities, triumphs and miscasts." ?Rodney Smith, Coastal Angler Magazine
"A spate of new fly-fishing novels has appeared over the past year, and this one deserves the award for best title yet.... There are also plenty of well-described action sequences involving permit, bonefish, and tarpon, most (but not all) on a fly. Rodgers is a high-energy writer." ?Steve Raymond, Fly Fishing in Salt Water
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Sandy Rodgers has published stories and articles in Gray's Sporting Journal, Fly Fish America, Saltwater Sportsman, Fly Fishing in Saltwaters, Sporting Classics, Saltwater Flyfishing, Trofeo Pesca, The Elements of Fly Fishing and on the website Alloutdoors.com. Sandy and her husband, Bob, reside in the Florida Keys, where they collaborate as co-columnists for Sporting Classics and Reel-Time.com, and serve as Florida regional editors for Fly Fish America.