BOB MALLARD serves as Publisher, Advertising Director, Northeast Regional Editor, and regular contributor for Fly Fish America magazine. He has fly fished for forty years. Bob is a former fly shop owner and a Registered Maine Fishing Guide. He is a staff fly designer at Catch Fly Fishing with over 30 cataloged patterns. Bob is also on the pro staff of Epic Fly Rods and Scientific Anglers, and formerly served in that capacity to R.L. Winston Fly Rods. He is a founding member, former National Vice Chair, and current Executive Director for Native Fish Coalition. His writing, photographs, and flies have been featured at the local, regional, and national level. Bob has contributed to several books including 50 Best Tailwaters to Fly Fish (Gunn), 25 Best National Parks to Fly Fish (Gunn), and The Hunt for Giant Trout (Mayer). He has written three of his own books as well: 50 Best Places Fly Fishing the Northeast, 25 Best Towns Fly Fishing for Trout, and Squaretail: The Definitive Guide to Brook Trout. Bob is currently working on books about Maine fly patterns and fly fishing in Maine. He can be reached at [email protected] or 207-399-6270.