WHO WE ARE
We are volunteers. We write for this blog because we love to fish and learn. We are regular folks and work on this blog on the side, for fun.
We are community-focused. This blog is for you, to get you excited about fly fishing, to get you on fish. We read every comment and value your views. We try to offer helpful advice as much as we can.
We are grateful for you. All of this started as a hobby. But, because of you, it now (gulp) is the #1 New England fly fishing blog and is rated #25 in the world.
We are transparent. We openly share the flies and techniques that work for us. At rivers, we have given away flies.
Alex Bagdonas: Passionate about fly fishing both freshwater and the salt, Alex frequently hits the Swift, Millers and other rivers. His Instagram is here.
Ray Cianni: Whether swimming in a pool, surfing in the Atlantic, or fishing Northeastern Pennsylvania’s finest trout streams, Ray’s childhood was surrounded by water. With some gentle encouragement (“I’m starting a comp. team, and you’re on it”), Ray entered the competition scene. He is VP Operations at Team Trutta, Co-Owner of Trutta Goods, and is on the Executive Board of the National Fly Fishing League.
Christian Denninger: Is majoring in Communications at Keene State College. He chases fish on the fly all over New England, from fresh to salt, throughout the year. His Instagram is here.
Adam Kautza: Has studied fisheries for a long time, earning multiple degrees: a BS, two Masters and a PhD. He currently is the Coldwater Fisheries Biologist for MassWildlife. Follow him here on Instagram.
Andrew Lyons: Is widely viewed as one of the best anglers on the Farmington. A father and husband, Andy works in the technology sector. Follow him here on Instagram.
Damon Matus: Chases trout and stripers and is a versatile angler, who has a knack for landing hogs. Enjoy his adventures if you follow him here on Instagram.
Ashu Rao: A Marine Biology major at UNH and writer for another blog, North River Fly Guys.
Jo Tango (BlogFlyFish): Is passionate about Euro-style nymphing. Married, a father. Works with technology entrepreneurs and writes for a personal blog.
FRIENDS OF THE BLOG
Grant Figura: Grew up fly fishing in the Adirondack Mountains. Based in western Massachusetts, he guides at the Deerfield and Westfield for those who like throwing streamers and big dries. More on him here. His Instagram is here.
Zach St. Amand: Lives on the banks of the Farmington, which he fishes 300 days a year as an angler and guide. An expert at catching big and wild fish, you can follow him on Instagram here. More on his guiding services at this link.
We love hearing from you. Comments below blog posts are best, so that everyone can benefit from the dialogue. Our Gmail is BlogflyfishMA.