Editorial board member Chico Fernández is a renowned fly fishing instructor, lecturer, and author who developed or helped develop many of the modern saltwater flyfishing techniques and fly patterns in use today. Chico’s most recent book is Fly-Fishing for Bonefish (Stackpole Press, 192 pages, August 2004)
About editorial board member Thomas McGuane, Nick Lyons recently said: “Among all the great fly fishing writers writing today, I would include Tom McGuane at the very top.” McGuane is perhaps best known among fly fishers for his novel Ninety Two in the Shade, which was nominated for a National Book Award for Fiction in 1974, and for The Longest Silence, a collection of angling essays. His novelThe Bushwhacked Piano received the Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Award for a Work of Fiction in 1971. Some of his other books include The Sporting Club and The Cadence of Grass, and, most recently,Gallatin Canyon.
Editorial board member John Merwin is one of the world’s most widely read angling journalists in his present role as editor-at-large of Field & Stream magazine. He was formerly an editor at Fly Fisherman magazine (mid-1970s), the founding editor and publisher of Fly Rod & Reel magazine (early 1980s), and did a hitch as the executive director of The American Museum of Fly Fishing (mid-1980s). There have been periodic wrestling matches with other publishers, too, as he’s written or edited more than a dozen fishing books. He fishes a ridiculous amount and often ecumenically, even to the point of once fly-fishing for carp with Bruce Richards.
Editorial board member Bruce Richards is an internationally recognized fly line expert and fly casting instructor. With Scientific Anglers 3M since 1976, Bruce is responsible for new product development and process improvement, as well as fly line taper design. He has taught and run fly fishing schools for many years and is a charter member of the Board of Governors for the Federation of Fly Fishers casting instruction certification program. Bruce is the author of Modern Fly Lines (Odysseys Editions, 1994) and is currently working on a new book about casting.
MidCurrent‘s publisher, Marshall Cutchin, was a fly fishing guide for more than 11 years in Florida’s Lower Keys. Based in Key West, he guided many top anglers and tournament-winning teams. Besides regularly fishing more than 275 days a year in the U.S., he also guided fly fishers in destinations like Belize, Mexico, and the Amazon. He is also the former associate publisher of EQUUS and Polo magazines.
MidCurrent‘s marketing director, Glenn Pittard, comes to fly fishing by way of golf. After chasing the little white ball for 30 years he decided that being a scratch golfer was over-rated and picked up a fly rod instead. These days you are more likely to find him searching the flats than wandering the fairways.