From seasoned expert to enthusiastic novice, Fly Fisherman’s angling audience enjoys the most comprehensive and unbiased information on fresh and saltwater destinations, casting and presentation techniques, fly tying, conservation issues and more.
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Ross Purnell was born in Calgary, Alberta, and graduated from the University of Calgary (bachelor's degree) and later with a journalism diploma from Mount Royal College. After short stints as a fly-fishing guide, and as both a reporter and editor in the newspaper business, he was hired in 1996 by Fly Fisherman. In 2009 he became the editor of the magazine and in his 18 years on staff has fished in far off places like Patagonia, New Zealand, and Kamchatka, and all across North America from Alaska to Key West.