About

Photo by Phil Farnsworth

Since a kid, I’ve been fascinated with life outdoors.  For me, rivers, lakes, and forests, all held magic. Around the age of fifteen I picked up my first fly rod. And it’s been a love affair ever since. Fly fishing is awesome; I can’t imagine living without it.

Many years later I began writing about the sport. Now, I’m the author of four books –Fly Rodding the Coast, Fly Fishing the Saltwater Shoreline, Fly Rodding Estuaries and Along the Water’s Edge. I’m also been a contributing editor to Fly Fishing In Salt Waters magazine and over the years, penned articles for every major fly fishing periodical including –American Angler, Fly Fisherman, Fly Tyer, Fly Rod & Reel,  Fly Fishing in Salt Waters, Saltwater Fly Fishing, and Saltwater Sportsman.

Prior to taking up the writing game, I earned an MFA in Photography and spent 10 years as a full-time college photography professor. Yes I’m camera crazy. I have owned and used everything from Polaroid sx-70s to 8×10 view cameras. In those years, I exhibited personal work across the country, in both group and solo exhibits. Today I still show occasionally and my photographs (all digital now) are often used as illustrative support for my writing. And they’re all over this website, as you will see.

In the 1990’s, I got involved in the shooting sports. At first, the roar, the recoil, and the pure adrenaline rush were the attraction. While that attraction remains, it became overshadowed by the mental and physical challenges involved in shooting well; handguns are difficult to master. With time I became a NRA certified Handgun Instructor, a certified Range Safety Officer, and a certified Handloading Instructor.
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2 Responses to About

  1. Bill Whelan says:

    Met you the other day at my boat in our Marina . Have taken a look at your blog; at your suggestion, enjoyed what I saw. Good stuff and information. Since we met have done some fishing for the young Tarpon. Fished today with Dusty. The last two days fished about three hours and jumped six. Fun fun fun. Hope to run into you again and spend sometime discussing our mutual hobby.

    • Ed Mitchell says:

      Hey Bill,
      Nice to hear from you. Glad the tarpon cooperated; they can be real tough. I’ll likely give it a try tomorrow morning.Two evenings back, I saw a couple of tailing reds on the flat, but no hookups unfortunately. Give me a call sometime. Maybe we can catch a beer over at the Deck.

      Ed

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