A Welcome Note

A Welcome Note

  • By: Joe Healy

I need to make an introduction by way of a correction. Last issue we led with a steelhead on our cover—a tight shot of a bright chromer to preview the special steelhead coverage we had in the issue. We bought the photo from one of the shooters who’s been covering hunting and fishing for decades, Denver Bryan. But through a miscommunication, we didn’t notice that the credit for the photo, embedded in the digital-file information, was for another photographer. Denver represents many photographers through his company Images on the Wild Side, helping them to share their creative vision with art directors and editors of outdoor journals. Our last cover, sent to us by Denver, actually was the work of Greg Thomas.
Through a happy coincidence of timing, Greg came aboard as our managing editor right when we were mailing the January/February 2009 issue, right when we blew the cover-photo credit and indicated it was Denver’s and not Greg’s. So an official correction: that January/February cover credit goes to Greg Thomas (see the cover on page 4 in the Letters department). And an official welcome. You’ll see more of Greg’s work in this issue, and in issues to come.
Greg lives in Ennis, Montana, with his wife and two daughters. He’s traveled far and wide to catch fish on flies. He studied journalism at the University of Montana, has pursued a career in the hunting-and-fishing publishing field for 15 years, and has written six books. He also launched a successful regional fly-fishing annual, Tight Lines, in 2003.
Greg and I share a vision for this magazine: We will continue to keep Fly Rod & Reel fresh and surprising; we will speak up on issues pertinent to fly-fishers; we will share with you compelling, interesting, fun, lively, useful stories. That was the promise when the magazine was founded in 1979. That’s our promise today, going into this, our 30th Anniversary year.