Anglers Journal - - CONTRIBUTORS -

Reed Austin has spent 50 years on Buz­zards Bay, Mas­sachusetts, run­ning fish­ing boats large and small from the beach to the edge. He was Gray’s Sport­ing Jour­nal’s first man­ag­ing edi­tor and had a long stint at Salt Wa­ter Sports­man mag­a­zine. Reed writes about a chance en­counter with a sea robin in this is­sue.

Scott Bannerot earned a doc­tor­ate in marine bi­ol­ogy and fish­eries while ac­quir­ing a 100-ton Coast Guard cap­tain’s li­cense. He’s worked as a sci­en­tist and a guide, in ad­di­tion to sail­ing the Pa­cific to Aus­tralia. He now runs char­ters on a 20-foot clas­sic Seacraft out of Is­lam­orada, Florida. Scott writes about the mag­nif­i­cent blue mar­lin in “Won­drous.”

Long an ad­mirer of over­looked places, Reid Bryant haunts the tan­nic creeks and cold free­ston­ers of his na­tive New Eng­land, where the trout are of­ten far out­weighed by the memories they make. He works for Orvis Co. and is a fre­quent con­trib­u­tor to such pub­li­ca­tions as Gray’s Sport­ing Jour­nal, Shoot­ing Sports­man and Amer­i­can An­gler. Reid tells of fish­ing Rus­sia’s Ponoi River with an old friend in “At­lantic Salmon Snob.”

South Florida na­tive Jef­frey Cardenas is a peri­patetic fly fish­er­man, au­thor, pho­tog­ra­pher, pi­lot and for­mer Key West guide whose writ­ing has ap­peared in The New York Times, Sports Il­lus­trated, Out­side, Time and other pub­li­ca­tions. The for­mer owner of the Salt­wa­ter An­gler fly shop in Key West, he en­joys ex­plor­ing by small plane the out is­lands of the Ba­hamas and Caribbean. In this is­sue, Jef­frey likens fish­ing for per­mit af­ter a long leave of ab­sence to an awk­ward first date.

A fre­quent con­trib­u­tor to An­glers Jour­nal, Michael Cevoli is a com­mer­cial and doc­u­men­tary pho­tog­ra­pher based in south­ern New Eng­land. He is a grad­u­ate of the bach­e­lor’s and master’s de­gree pro­grams at the Rhode Is­land School of De­sign and has ex­hib­ited in­ter­na­tion­ally. Michael traipsed through mud to shoot the images for “Work­ing the Tides,” and his work also ap­pears in “Nat­u­ral At­trac­tion.”

Noah Davis hunts and fishes along the Al­legheny Front near his home in Tip­ton, Penn­syl­va­nia. His es­says and po­ems have ap­peared in The Fly Fish Jour­nal, Orion, Poet Lore, The Hollins Critic and Ap­palachia, among oth­ers. Noah takes us to the Key­stone State’s coal coun­try for “By Street Light.”

Chris Dom­browski is the au­thor of two books of poetry, in­clud­ing Earth Again. His new book, Body of Wa­ter, about leg­endary guide David Pin­der Sr. and bone­fish­ing on Grand Ba­hama Is­land, was re­cently pub­lished by Milk­weed Edi­tions. A long­time guide, Chris heads to the flats with Pin­der’s son in “Mad Re­spect.”

Dustin Doskocil is a pho­tog­ra­pher from Texas who is based in Colorado. He’ll shoot al­most any­thing but spe­cial­izes in out­door ad­ven­ture and the life­style that goes with it. When he’s not edit­ing images or on as­sign­ment, you can find him fish­ing from a kayak or rid­ing his moun­tain bike, liv­ing in a non-stop, mo­tion­less state of mind. Dustin shot the Texas farm pond images for “Longhorns and Largemouths.”

Barry Gib­son has spent more than three decades in fed­eral fishery man­age­ment in the North­east. A for­mer edi­tor of Salt Wa­ter Sports­man mag­a­zine, he owns a char­ter boat in Booth­bay Har­bor, Maine. Barry writes about the “hon­esty” of fish­ing with bait in “Nat­u­ral At­trac­tion.”

Brian Grossen­bacher was a fly-fish­ing guide for 18 years and got into pho­tog­ra­phy by ac­ci­dent while work­ing on his sec­ond book, Fly Fish­ing Mon­tana. “The photo bud­get wasn’t enough to buy images, so on a gam­ble we bought a Nikon body and a cou­ple of lenses,” he says. By the time the book was pub­lished, he al­ready had a hand­ful of mag­a­zine cov­ers and a new pas­sion that be­came a full-time ca­reer. Brian’s images il­lus­trate “Mad Re­spect” and “At­lantic Salmon Snob.”

Writer and artist Al­berto Rey was born where the Gulf Stream flows near Ha­vana, Cuba, and has never lived far from mov­ing wa­ter. He is an Orvis-en­dorsed fly-fish­ing guide and a dis­tin­guished pro­fes­sor at the State Univer­sity of New York at Fre­do­nia, where he teaches draw­ing and paint­ing. Al­berto writes about a mem­o­rable fish­ing trip on Ice­land’s Jškla River in this is­sue.

Jes­sica Hay­dahl Richard­son loves to cap­ture life un­fold­ing be­fore her cam­era lens. Grow­ing up on the ocean in Van­cou­ver, Bri­tish Columbia, her pas­sion for pho­tog­ra­phy and na­ture grew into a pro­fes­sion. She has worked with the Van­cou­ver Canucks pro hockey team and Getty Images, and has been pub­lished in sev­eral fish­ing mag­a­zines and other pub­li­ca­tions. Jes­sica shot the cover photo for the this is­sue, as well as one of the open­ing spreads.

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