Published Aug 31. 2011 - 5 years ago
Updated or edited Nov 17. 2015

Dick Brown

Dick Brown has stalked bonefish, permit, tarpon, snook, and other tropical saltwater species for over 30 years.

Book cover - The cover of Dick Brown\'s Bonefish Fly Patterns
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Dick Brown
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Dick Brown has stalked bonefish, permit, tarpon, snook, and other tropical saltwater species for over 30 years and he’s fished extensively for bones in the Bahamas, Caribbean, Pacific, South America, 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, and they have received high praise by reviewers.

Recently, Lyons Press released a new edition of Fly Fishing for Bonefish featuring the latest discoveries in bonefish behavior and prey preferences as well as new angling techniques, strategy, equipment, and flies. And in the summer of 2011, Lyons released an all new second edition of Bonefish Fly Patterns, 2nd Edition: Tying, Selecting, and Fishing All the Best Bonefish Flies from Today’s Best Tiers, with the most comprehensive collection of bonefish fly patterns and tiers ever assembled in a single volume, profiling more than 195 fly patterns from over 100 veteran flats anglers and fly tiers worldwide.

Dick 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, the Magic Mantis, and the Slinky Toad.
Dick has contributed to a number of 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. He has also written for Salt Water Sportsman, American Angler, Fly Fishing in Saltwaters, Fly Fisherman, Saltwater Fly Fishing, the Atlantic Salmon Journal, and The Yale Angler’s Journal.
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.

You can read much more about and of Dick Brown on his own web site.

Dick is an executive board member of the New England Saltwater Fly Rodders and a member of the Bonefish & Tarpon Trust, International Game Fish Association, United Fly Tyers, Trout Unlimited, and Stripers Forever. He 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.

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