Ernest G Schwiebert Jr. was a founding member of Trout Unlimited, the Federation of Flyfishers, and Theodore Gordon Flyfishers and a regular contributor to Esquire, Field & Stream, Fly Fisherman, the New York Times, and Sports Afield.
"In my opinion, [Ernest Schwiebert] was the most important figure of the 20th century in the fly-fishing world." --Howell Raines, Pulitzer Prize-winner and former executive editor, New York Times "Schwiebert's elegant prose and fascinating storytelling make for enjoyable, engaging reading [that] is so detailed and comprehensive that the rest of us will be depending on Schwiebert's work for decades to come." --Philip Monahan, editor, American Angler , on Nymphs "Ernest Schwiebert was one of the most influential anglers of his time, bringing fluid prose and scientific precision to the knotty problems of enticing trout with artificial flies. Now a new generation can experience the Schwiebert touch as he adds still greater dimension to the art of nymph fishing." --John Merwin, fishing editor, Field & Stream , on Nymphs