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Dick Brown has stalked bonefish--as well as permit, tarpon, snook, and other tropical saltwater species--for over 30 years, fishing extensively in the Bahamas, Caribbean, Mexico, Pacific, Venezuela, and Florida Keys. He is one the foremost authorities on bonefish and author of Fly Fishing for Bonefish and Bonefish Fly Patterns considered by many to be the bibles on this great game fish. Both books are available in new revised editions from Lyons Press featuring the latest discoveries in bonefish behavior and prey preferences as well as new angling techniques, strategy, equipment, and dozens of new flies. To learn more, visit his website:
Dick is a featured speaker at national fly fishing shows and he gives presentations and teaches clinics at many angling clubs and retailers around the US. He is also an innovative fly designer, tyer, and authority on bonefish patterns. He has created several signature flats flies including the Beady Crab, the Hare Trigger, the Strip Tease, the Phantom Crab, and the Slinky Toad.
Dick writes articles for most major angling magazines including Salt Water Sportsman, American Angler, Fly Fishing in Saltwaters, Fly Fisherman, Fly Tyer, Saltwater Fly Fishing, the Atlantic Salmon Journal, and The Yale Angler's Journal. He has also contributed to a number of other angling books, including Bob Veverka's Innovative Saltwater Flies, Mitchell Beasley's The Complete Book of Fly-Fishing, Alan Robinson's Saltwater Grand Slam, Salt Water Sportsman's Saltwater Fishing Tactics, and Bill Cummings' Atlantic Salmon Fishing.
In addition, Dick has fished for Atlantic salmon in Canada's maritime provinces and for trout and steelhead in the American West and Northwest. He lives on the north shore of Massachusetts where he and his wife, Carol Wright, pursue striped bass, bluefish, and other inshore species, when they're not exploring bonefish and permit flats to the south or the salmon rivers of Canada.
Dick is an executive board member of the New England Saltwater Fly Rodders and a member of the International Game Fish Association, Bonefish & Tarpon Trust, United Fly Tyers, Trout Unlimited, and Stripers Forever. He has also served on the Board of Directors of New England Fly Tyers. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Connecticut with a joint B.A. in English and history, and he is a graduate of Dartmouth College's Amos Tuck School of Business Executive Program. He spent much of his business career in the computer industry, running worldwide marketing and communications for a Fortune 500 computer firm and as CEO and founder of Brown Wright & Company--a high tech marketing company.