We are volunteers. We write for this blog because we love to fish and learn. We are regular folks and work on this blog on the side, for fun.
We are community-focused. This blog is for you, to get you excited about fly fishing, to get you on fish. We read every comment and value your views. We give away 100% of our (modest) profits to charities, such as Casting for Recovery and Project Healing Waters.
We are grateful for you. All of this started as a hobby. But, because of you, it now (gulp) is the #1 New England fly fishing blog and is rated #25 in the world.
We are transparent. We openly share the flies and techniques that work for us. At rivers, we have given away flies.
Jamie Carr: A Mass. DCR Senior Aquatic Biologist, husband, and dad, he is someone who expresses his love of nature and wild fish through fly fishing adventures. His home turf is Massachusetts’ rivers and streams in the central and western part of the state. His Instagram is @immaculate_fins.
Joe Drake: A student at UMass Amherst, who is working towards a Ph.D. in Environmental Conservation. During a hiatus from college, he worked for various federal agencies and universities across the Western U.S. (living out of the back of his truck) for four years. Keep up to date with his work at his personal blog, or follow him on Twitter at @VAN_DLL or Instagram at @fieldbiojoe.
Bill Hager: He describes himself as a displaced Southerner and a very average fly fisherman. Bill moved to the Boston area seven years ago from the great college town of Athens, Georgia. He earned a masters degree in Journalism from the University of Georgia. Bill and his wife of 41 years have four adult children and two grandchildren. He works as a faculty chaplain at M.I.T. for an interdenominational ministry known as Cru. Follow him at @wrongfly.
Dave Hyde: Obsessed angler with a penchant for positive attitudes, resource conservation, and knowledge sharing. Extroverted outdoorsman who believes in the value of introducing others to outdoor experiences like fly fishing, paddling, and camping. Available for contact on Facebook here and on Instagram at @greenzero8.
Damon Matus: Chases trout and stripers and is a versatile angler, who has a knack for landing hogs. Enjoy his adventures if you follow him at @d_throw on Instagram.
Jo Tango (BlogFlyFish), Editor: His rotating obsessions have included tightline nymphing, steelhead, wet flies, homemade leaders, articulated streamers, and fishing tiny dry flies. Works with entrepreneurs and writes for a personal blog. Instagram is @blogflyfish.
FRIENDS OF THE BLOG
Alex Bagdonas: Loves fly fishing both freshwater and the salt, Alex frequently hits the Swift, Millers and other rivers. His Instagram is @broker_on_the_fly.
Adam Kautza: Has studied fisheries for a long time, earning multiple degrees: a BS, two Masters and a PhD. He currently is the Coldwater Fisheries Biologist for MassWildlife. Follow him at @arkautza on Instagram.
Daniel Wells: Army veteran, husband, and dad living in the Boston area. He spent over a decade in the military chasing salmon, steelhead, and trout in upstate NY and Alaska. He developed an expertise for remote-access trips via watermasters or UL packrafts. He has spent the last five years on striped bass and fishing the Cape Cod Canal with skagit gear. Instagram is @canalflyguy.
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