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.


  • Covered freshwater fishing, saltwater fishing, and fishing tackle


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.

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