James Prosek
James Prosek (born May 23, 1975) is an American artist, writer and naturalist. Born in Stamford, Connecticut, he is a 1997 graduate of Yale University where he was a member of Manuscript Society.Prose...
Lawrence Mott
Jordan Lawrence Mott IV (1881–1931), often referred to as Jordan Lawrence Mott III and better known as Lawrence Mott, was an American novelist and writer on the outdoor life. He was the great-g...
Ralph W. 'Bud' Leavitt Jr.
Ralph W. 'Bud' Leavitt Jr. (1917–1994) was a Maine newspaperman who was executive sports editor of The Bangor Daily News, and a longtime outdoor columnist recognized statewide. In addition to hi...
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Ted Trueblood
Cecil Whittaker "Ted" Trueblood (1913-1982) was an outdoor writer and conservationist. From 1941 to 1982, he was an editor and writer for Field & Stream magazine. Born in Boise, Idaho, on June 2...
Frank Parker Day
Frank Parker Day (9 May 1881 at Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia – 30 July 1950 at Yarmouth, Nova Scotia) was a Canadian athlete, academic and author.Since Day's father was a Methodist minister who moved to ...
Charles Frederick Holder
Charles Frederick Holder (1851–1915) was the inventor of big-game fishing and a founder of Pasadena's Tournament of Roses and the Tuna Club of Avalon on Santa Catalina Island, California.
Ho...
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Frank Sawyer (writer)
Frank Sawyer MBE (1906–1980) was an English river manager, writer, and inventor of such flies as the Pheasant Tail Nymph. Sawyer also invented a number of different animal traps some of which bore his...
Charles Gaines
Charles L. Gaines (born c. 1942) is an American writer and outdoorsman, notable for his works on fly fishing, his role in the development of paintball, and his photo-essay Pumping Iron, about the body...
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Charles Alfred Payton
Sir Charles Alfred Payton MVO (12 November 1843 – 11 March 1926) was a British adventurer, fisherman, diplomat and writer.
Charles Payton was born in York, the son of a Dissenting minister, and ed...
Robert Roosevelt
Robert Barnhill Roosevelt, also known as Robert Barnwell Roosevelt (August 7, 1829 – June 14, 1906), was a sportsman, author, and politician who served as a United States Representative from New York ...
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Tom Rosenbauer
Tom Rosenbauer is a fly fishing mentor and author who currently works and resides in the Manchester, Vermont area. He has published books for Orvis, which he has been with for over 30 years.Rosenbauer...
Arnold Gingrich
Arnold Gingrich (December 5, 1903 – July 9, 1976) was the editor of, and, along with publisher David A. Smart and Henry L. Jackson, co-founder of Esquire magazine. Among his other projects was the pol...
Frederic M. Halford
Frederic Michael Halford (13 April 1844 – 5 March 1914), pseudonym Detached Badger, was a wealthy and influential British angler and fly fishing author. Halford is most noted for his development and p...
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Al Lindner
Al Lindner (born 1944 in Chicago, IL) is a sportsman, television and radio personality, and fishing industry innovator who has invented, along with his older brother Ron Lindner, many fishing lures an...
George Edward MacKenzie Skues
George Edward MacKenzie Skues, usually known as G. E. M. Skues (1858–1949), was a British lawyer, author and fly fisherman most noted for the invention of modern-day nymph fishing and the controversy ...
Gary LaFontaine
Gary LaFontaine (May 12, 1945 - January 4, 2002) was a well known fly fisherman and author. His books include Caddisflies, The Dry Fly: New Angles, Fly Fishing the Mountain Lakes, and Trout Flies: Pr...
Arthur Ransome
Arthur Michell Ransome (18 January 1884 – 3 June 1967) was an English author and journalist. He is best known for writing the Swallows and Amazons series of children's books about the school-holiday a...
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Thomas McGuane
Thomas Francis McGuane III (born December 11, 1939) is an American author. His work includes ten novels, short fiction and screenplays, as well as three collections of essays devoted to his life in t...
Jack Gartside
John Clarence "Jack" Gartside was an American fly tyer and fly fishing author.Considered one of the most talented and innovative fly tyers of the modern era, Gartside was taught how to tie flies at th...
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Daryl Crimp
Daryl Crimp (born 1958) is a New Zealand writer, illustrator and cartoonist.He specialises in books on fishing in New Zealand.
Reddy Grey
Romer Carl "Reddy" Grey (April 8, 1875 – November 9, 1934) was a professional baseball player. He played one game in Major League Baseball in 1903 for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Grey began his baseba...
Bill Dance (television host)
Bill Dance is an angler and host of Bill Dance Outdoors, a fishing television series on NBC Sports and "Bill Dance Saltwater" on Outdoor Channel.
Raised in Lynchburg, Tennessee, Dance planned to b...
Romer Zane Grey

Romer Zane Grey was the elder son of one of the most famous Western novelists of all time, the legendary Zane Grey. Romer was born October 1, 1909 at Lackawaxen, Penn. Zane and Dolly Grey had thr...
Robert Venables
Robert Venables (ca. 1613–1687), was a soldier during the English Civil War and noted angler.Venables was a colonel in the parliamentary army and was wounded at the Siege of Chester in 1645. He was ap...
John Gierach
John Gierach is an American author and freelance writer who formerly resided on the St. Vrain River in Lyons, Colorado and now lives in Larimer County, Colorado. His books' themes are based on his var...
Zane Grey
Pearl Zane Grey (January 31, 1872 – October 23, 1939) was an American author best known for his popular adventure novels and stories that were a basis for the Western genre in literature and the arts;...
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Joseph Crawhall II
Joseph Crawhall II (1821–1896) was born at West House, Newcastle.
Crawhall, like his father (also Joseph), a Newcastle ropemaker, was interested in writing and water-colour painting. He went...
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The Arthur Ransome Society
The Arthur Ransome Society, also known by its acronym Tars, and whose members refer to themselves as Tars, is a society whose goals are to "celebrate the life, promote the works, and diffuse the ideas...
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