This is the second volume in the Pulp Fly anthology series. Composed of some of the finest sporting writers that exist today, Pulp Fly Volume Two stands on its own.
Erin Block lives in the mountains of Colorado and is a librarian by day, writer by night, and avid fly angler on her days off. She is the author of “The View From Coal Creek: Reflections on Fly Rods, Canyons and Bamboo” (Whitefish Press 2012), is a contract fly designer with Umpqua Feather Merchants, news curator for MidCurrent, as well as a regular contributor to TROUT Magazine. Her writing can also be found on her blog, mysteriesinternal.blogspot.com.
Tosh Brown is a writer, photographer, and small-press publisher from Austin, Texas. He has written and photographed four books, and his essays and short fiction appear regularly in Gray’s Sporting Journal, The Drake, and Flyfish Journal. With both kids out of the nest, Tosh plans to spend the foreseeable future traveling with his wife, and extending his streak of 28 years without wearing a tie to work. Tosh’s books and publishing projects can be found at www.departurepublishing.com. To browse his photography archives, visit toshbrown.com.
Matt Dunn used to be a fishing guide in Michigan. Now he lives in New York State and makes beer for a living. He runs www.fishbeer.com.
Michael Gracie is a finance, accounting, and information technology advisor who steadfastly believes fly-fishing is the cure for his embarrassing golf handicap. Michael’s writing credits span milcomms technology to fly rod selling. He has architected websites for doctors, lawyers and retired fishing guides, and provides strategic, financial and technology planning support to numerous sporting-related endeavors. He can be found purveying useful tidbits on fine dining, wedding crashing, and swinging flies at michaelgracie.com.
Sarah Grigg arrived as a trout research intern on the Henry’s Fork in 2003 better equipped for a Sotheby’s auction than a salmon fly hatch. Since then, she’s become a professional Jill-Of-All-Trades, working as a grizzly and wolverine trapper and ranch manager. In her free time, she writes about charismatic megafauna and cage fights in Butte, MT. View her work at www.shgrigg.com.
Chris Hunt is the national communications director for Trout Unlimited and a freelance writer focusing on fly fishing. He lives in Idaho Falls with his family, and can be found wandering the backcountry streams of Idaho, Wyoming and Montana—where he searches carefully for evidence of unknown bipeds wandering the woods. He can also be found at www.eatmorebrooktrout.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 www.fishingjones.com.
Tom Reed lives on a small ranch outside Pony, Montana, where he maintains a herd of English setter bird dogs and a flock of elk hunting horses. A life-long Westerner and outdoorsman, Reed has authored four books, works for Trout Unlimited and writes a regular column for the magazine, TROUT. He is a contributor to the upland bird hunting blog, Mouthful of Feathers and numerous sporting publications such as Fly Fisherman, Bugle and Wyoming Wildlife. For more information, visit www.tomreedbooks.com.
Will Rice is a freelance journalist and a contributing editor for The Drake magazine. He’s written for the Denver Post, Salt Water Fly Fishing, Flyfish Journal, Fly Rod & Reel and Angling Trade. Will grew up fishing for bass in upstate NY but has lived in Colorado for the past 15 years, where he can usually be found enjoying the cityscape or nearby mountains with his wife Sara and their dog Brooker.
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, www.busterwantstofish.com, The Drake, Flyfish 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.
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 and more can be found at www.bobwhitestudio.com.
Special thanks goes out to…
- Bob White, who created the cover art for Volume Two
- Alex Landeen, who created the Pulp Fly logo
- Nadir Yasin, who created our writers’ contract
- Pulp Fly Volume Two was edited by Bruce Smithhammer and Michael Gracie
- Pulp Fly Volume Two was produced by Michael Gracie