Ryan Chelius

Senior Editor

Ryan Chelius is a Senior Editor for Field & Stream. He started freelance writing during college and landed a summer job as an editorial intern with Field & Stream in 2019. After graduation, he returned to freelancing for various outdoor publications before landing his dream gig as an editor for Field & Stream in 2021. 


  • Covers fly fishing, waterfowl hunting, turkey hunting, bass fishing, and conservation
  • Assigns and edits Field & Stream gear stories


Chelius is an established outdoor writer and has covered various topics including, fly fishing, bass fishing, deer hunting, duck hunting, and conservation. During college, he was a two-time recipient of the Outdoor Writers Association of America Bodie McDowell scholarship for his dedication and success in outdoor communications.

Chelius helps with assigning and editing all of Field & Stream’s gear stories. He also writes about his hunting and fishing adventures as well as how-to articles. Chelius’s passions are fly fishing and waterfowl hunting. When he’s not casting a fly, you’ll find him in the marsh chasing ducks and geese.


Chelius graduated from the College of Environmental Science & Forestry in Syracuse, New York, with a degree in Environmental Studies. He was an active member of the school’s fly fishing club, the “Trout Bums,” and Ducks Unlimited chapter. When he wasn’t in class, he spent every second of his free time chasing fish.

F&S Lightning Round

Favorite Place to Hunt: Northern New York,
Favorite Fish to Catch: Steelhead,
Bucket List Adventure: Wild steelhead fishing in the Pacific Northwest,
All-Time Favorite F&S Story: “The Road to Tinkhamtown” by Corey Ford