A Crew of One

A Crew of One : The Odyssey of a Solo Marlin Fisherman

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Marlin fishing is intrinsically, almost compulsorily, a team sport, one that requires a boat captain, mate, and fishing crew for the 16 million deep-sea anglers in America. But Carlos Bentos has won dozens of billfish competitions-working completely alone. In fair weather and foul, he single-handedly maneuvers his boat for twelve, fourteen, sixteen hours a day, days at a stretch, at the same time spotting, landing, and releasing unharmed marlin weighing hundreds of pounds. How does he do it? And why? In A Crew of One, Bentos describes what compels him to troll solo a hundred miles offshore hoping for the strike of the fish called "the apex of deep-sea fishing." Through one man's extraordinary experiences of solitary adventuring, this oceanic A River Runs Through It offers a new way of looking at fishing, at self-reliance, and at the mystique of being alone at sea.show more

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  • Hardback | 204 pages
  • 144.78 x 215.9 x 22.86mm | 385.55g
  • Tarcher
  • United States
  • English
  • 1585421545
  • 9781585421541

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