Jack Sampson Dies

Jack Samson, author of more than a dozen outdoors books, including Permit on a Fly, Fly Fishing for Permit, Saltwater Fly Fishing and the Orvis Pocket Guide to Fly Fishing For Bonefish and Permit, died Sunday of complications related to Alzheimer’s disease. Wes Smalling wrote an in-depth biography of Samson for The New Mexican, describing his war service, devotion to fishing, and a life spent doing and writing about doing those things he enjoyed most. “In 1970, he moved to New York City and became managing editor of Field and Stream. Two years later, he became editor-in-chief, a position he held for 13 years. During that time, he traveled the world and wrote 16 books. Many were groundbreaking works on saltwater fly fishing.”
Services will be held tomorrow (Thursday) at 10 a.m. at McGee Memorial Chapel, 1320 Luisa St., with burial at 11 a.m. at Santa Fe Veterans National Cemetery. (Thanks to Cam Sigler, Nassim Joaquin and David Dalu for help with this entry.)

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  • Jackson Marrs

    I met jack many years ago at a expo,held on the sunshine coast ,Queensland, Australia.
    He was a legend, and his extensive knowledge on permit and flyfishing was amazing,He will be greatly missed.
    Regards,
    Jackson Marrs