Jack Ohman

Jack Ohman is the recipient of the 2009 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for editorial cartooning and one of the most widely syndicated political cartoonists in the Unites States, with his work appearing in 300 newspapers including The Washington Post and The New York Times. Ohman is also the author of Angler ManagementAn Inconvenient Trout (Headwater Books, 2008), Fear of Fly Fishing, and several other books on the sport.

Author Articles

How to Tie a Fly

I’m not much of a fly tier. I can do it—my friend calls it “ham and eggs tying”—and I tie some cool flies that I can’t buy in a fly shop, but other than that, I would no more sit down and tie a dozen hopper patterns than I would do something absolutely insane, like build a rod. A friend at The Oregonian often says that he’s going to become a...

“Gear We Don’t Use”

I KNOW THAT fly fishermen are supposed to be gear-obsessed, and to a certain extent, most are. I am more intrigued, however, not by the fisherman who has everything, but by the fishermen who have virtually nothing. I would say that anyone, for example, who fishes with a Pflueger Medalist reel, and cannot really say precisely what kind of rod he has other...