Ernest Schwiebert Dies

December 11, 2005 By: Marshall Cutchin

Ernest Schwiebert, author of several important books in including the Nymphs, Matching the Hatch, and the magnum opus Trout, and on one of the most influential writers in modern fly fishing, passed away yesterday morning. Schwiebert is widely credited with popularizing the phrase ‘matching the hatch’ in the mid-1950s and reportedly was nearing completion of his rewrite of Nymphs, due to be published next year by Lyons Press.