Ever since I read my first bonefish related article from Charles Rangeley-Wilson and found out he had a movie about bonefish, I’ve been waiting for it to come out in a US-compatible format.
Bonefish: A Fishing Odyssey is now available. I got my copy from Hatches. Today when my daughter went down for nap and my wife went shopping, I popped it in.
I love it. I would probably love just about anything bonefish related, but this is a very human bonefishing experience. Charles is not some ubber angler pounding out impossible casts, full of confidence who catches fish at will. Charles had tough days… he has poor weather… he takes a mail boat from Nassau to Andros… he tries to do it himself. I like his style. He rides a bike (no fancy rental cars here). He doesn’t get hosted by expensive lodges. He does it like I might do it. He’s a fellow bonefish addict and I feel his frustration, his anticipation and his joy.
I like this movie. It brought me to the Bahamas (where I’ll be headed on my own come January). It made me grin from ear to ear.
The price seems a bit high… $25 is more than I’m used to paying for a video, although, with a 2.5 year old, I’m mostly buying animated movies from Pixar or Disney, so maybe I’m out of touch.
If you are a fellow bonefish addict, you may just appreciate what Charles has put together here.