Greg Thomas

Greg Thomas grew up splitting time between Alaska and Seattle, chasing and catching wild steelhead and Pacific salmon in each state. He serves as Fly Fishing International’s editor in chief and has fished extensively for anadromous fish in The Great Land, British Columbia, Washington and Oregon. He’s spent the past 20 years living in the northern Rockies, writing books and articles about the region’s array of incredible trout fisheries. He has travelled widely, chasing saltwater fishes in the Caribbean, pike, lake trout and bass in northern Canada, and Atlantic salmon in eastern Canada and Russia.

His work appears in many national and regional publications, including the New York Times, Forbes, Outside, Field & Stream, Alaska, and Big Sky Journal, among many others. He’s written five books on fly fishing, including Fly Fishers Bible: Montana and Fly Fisher’s Guide to Washington. He founded the annual fly-fishing magazine, Tight Lines, and the web site Anglers Tonic, in the early 2000s.

He spends much of his time fishing and hunting in Montana with a yellow Labrador retriever named Rye.