Bob Mallard has fly fished for over forty years. He has traveled the country fishing many of its best-known trout waters. Bob is a Registered Maine Fishing Guide and former owner of Kennebec River Outfitters, a fly shop and outfitter in Madison, Maine. He is a fly designer for Catch Fly Fishing in Billings, MT with over 30 cataloged patterns. His flies have appeared in books and magazines including Guide Flies, Caddisflies, America’s Favorite Flies, Fly Tyer and American Angler. Bob is a blogger and free-lance writer whose work has appeared in many local, regional and national publications including Northwoods Sporting Journal, The Maine Sportsman, Fly Fishing New England, Eastern Fly Fishing, Tenkara Angler, Southern Trout, OrvisNews, Angling Trade, Fly Tyer, Fly Fishing & Tying Journal, Fly Fish America, Fly Fisherman and Outdoor Life. He is the author of two books (50 Best Places Fly Fishing the Northeast and 25 Best Towns Fly Fishing for Trout) and a contributor to several others (50 Best Tailwaters to Fly Fish, 25 Best National Parks to Fly Fish and Maine Sporting Camps.) Bob is currently working on a book about Maine (25 Best Places Fly Fishing Maine) and another about Brook Trout (Squaretail: The Definitive Guide to Brook Trout). He is also a columnist (Gearhead) for Southern Trout online magazine, and the Northeast Regional Editor and Publisher for Fly Fish America magazine. Bob is a native fish advocate, National Vice Chair of Native Fish Coalition, and a board member the Maine chapter of Native Fish Coalition.