Some contributors to this project have written professionally for established fly-fishing publications such as The Drake, Grays Sporting Journal, Fly Rod & Reel, and Fly Fish Journal among others, while a few of the writers are making their voices heard for the first time.
Ralph Bartholdt is an avid fly caster who spends most of his time on North Idaho’s fabled fisheries with occasional jaunts into Montana. A former newspaperman turned Keller Williams Realtor in Coeur d’Alene, Bartholdt is working on a book of fiction, and a guidebook to Lake Coeur d’Alene, scheduled for release in 2012.
Alex Cerveniak can think of a billion other things he would rather do than write a self-promoting bio. Examples include: fly fishing, fly tying, hunting, snowboarding, reading, writing, photography, ice fishing, and volunteering for local conservation clubs. If you’re into that kind of stuff, too, you should check out Alex’s blog, alexkain.com/category/blog/
Davin Ebanks is a marginally self-employed bonefish guide who hails from the isolated coral rock called Grand Cayman Island. A glass-sculptor by trade, by inclination he pursues bonefish, tarpon, and permit (and, frankly, any other fish) as time and finances warrant. He occasionally writes about it on his blog, www.flatswalker.com, and can also be found at http://www.fish-bones.com/
Michael Gracie is a sometimes information technology and finance consultant and a full-time fly-fishing junkie. Michael’s writing credits include Military Information Technology and Angling Trade, as well as architecting fly-fishing oriented websites such as MidCurrent. He can be found purveying useful tidbits on a variety of subjects (but weighted towards fly-fishing) at michaelgracie.com.
Alex Landeen is a perpetual student of the camera, the page, and the fly rod. He also enjoys a good science fiction book from time to time. Find him on the web at www.fatguyflyfishing.com and www.landeenphotography.com
Pete McDonald is a writer, magazine editor and Florida expatriate now based in New York. He is the author of the book The Blitz: Fly Fishing The Atlantic Migration. He blogs at fishingjones.com
Bruce Smithhammer can usually be found throwing flies at anything that swims, chasing a hell-bent shorthair pointer around the West, flinging arrows at ungulates and otherwise contemplating the vicissitudes of the sporting life. His scribblings can be found at www.mouthfuloffeathers.com, busterwantstofish.com, The Drake, Fly Fish Journal, Fly Rod & Reel, Angling Trade, and probably a few other places. www.brucesmithhammer.com
Matt Smythe finally decided that hunting and gathering for his family’s table is a far better way to make a living than grinding out a nine-to-five. From his Upstate NY home, Matt splits his time between freelance marketing consulting work, time in the woods and on the water with his kids and writing his blog, www.fishingpoet.com.
Bjorn Stromsness is from the mountains of Northern California where he learned to fish for trout and steelhead. Bjorn has been fishing since he was four and fly fishing for the past 15 years, but it wasn’t until just a few years ago on a family trip to Hawaii that he saw his first bonefish. After seeing a real monster bonefish up close (but not on the line), he became a little bit obsessed. Bjorn now writes the Bonefish on the Brain blog, updated daily, as a way to deal with his addiction: bonefishonthebrain.com
Bob White was constantly nose-deep in the outdoor books and sporting magazines of his boyhood, which he preferred to doing his homework. After wandering between Alaska and Patagonia for more than two decades as an itinerant fishing guide, he now paints and writes for a living. Bob’s excellent artwork (which graces the cover of Volume One), and more, can be found at www.bobwhitestudio.com.
Special thanks goes out to…
- Bob White, who created the Volume One cover art
- Alex Landeen, who created the Pulp Fly logo
- Nadir Yasin, who created our writers’ contract
- Michael Gracie, who did the production
And of course our tireless editors, Kirk Deeter, Bruce Smithhammer, and Pete McDonald.