John Merwin

John Merwin

Contributing Writer

John Merwin was Field & Stream‘s long-time passed fishing editor. From a simple story on why you should fish without a strike indicator, to a whimsical essay on the ideal trout brook, to a three-part detailed report that drilled down into exactly how sportsmen’s money affects the U.S. economy, John could do it all–and do it breathtakingly well.

Highlights

  • Covered freshwater fishing, saltwater fishing, and fishing tackle

Experience

Merwin fished all over the world and wrote several influential books, including The New American Trout Fishing.

Fun Fact

For a column assignment, John's editor once had him go fishing for striped bass...with a kid's Barbie fishing rod.

Notable Work

Get latest from John Merwin

Tying the Bimini Twist Actually Isn't as Hard as You Think
Merwin: My New Lure Color Theory

Merwin: My New Lure Color Theory

Merwin: The Great Braid Debate

Merwin: The Great Braid Debate

Merwin: Tales From The Boat Ramp

Merwin: Tales From The Boat Ramp

Merwin: Stay Juiced With Heat-Shrink

Merwin: Stay Juiced With Heat-Shrink

Merwin: Brown Trout Battle Plan

Merwin: Brown Trout Battle Plan

How to Choose Leaders and Tippets when Fly Fishing
Merwin: Pinch a Barb For Fewer Stitches

Merwin: Pinch a Barb For Fewer Stitches