Dick Brown began chasing bonefish with a fly rod on his first trip to the Bahamas in the late 1970s. Two decades later—after stalking his favorite quarry on saltwater flats around the world—he wrote Fly Fishing for Bonefish, published by Nick Lyons in 1992. The book was immediately dubbed the bible on all things bonefish and hailed by reviewers and angling experts alike for its encyclopedic coverage of this great game fish. A new, all-color, fully revised edition was later released, complete with the latest prey and behavior research, angling techniques, fly patterns, flats destinations, and equipment.
His second book, Bonefish Fly Patterns, features detailed profiles, pattern recipes, and color photos of the best 197 bonefish flies ever created. The first edition of this pattern book became something of a flats fishing and fly-tying cult classic for its comprehensive profiles that showed not only how to tie each fly but how and where to fish them. And the second edition includes 47 more flats flies! The book’s colorful array of fly contributors—which includes some of the world's most experienced flats guides, anglers, and bonefish world record holders—makes it worth reading for their insightful anecdotes alone. These include anglers, guides, and tiers such as Adams, Baine, Bevans, Borski, Boyle, Brewster, Chocklett, Clouser, Cowen, Dorsy, Ebanks, Gaspeny, Glinton, Hall, Haselau, Lambot, Peterson, Simonsen, Skok, Tomchin, Trodella, and Roselione-Valadez.
Today, Dick writes for many fishing, fly-fishing, and outdoor magazines and gives slideshows, tying demonstrations, and how-to clinics at fly-fishing exhibitions, fishing clubs, and fly-fishing retailer events. He lives in Lancaster, MA.