Zach Matthews

ZachMatthews@gmail.com
Phone: (770) 722-9784

Current Positions:

Editor, The Itinerant Angler
Contributor, American Angler, Arkansas Life

Other Publications:

Fly Rod & Reel, Fly Fisherman, Fly TyerThe DrakeKentucky AfieldGarden & GunBackpackerLife RefinedMidcurrentTroutFish & FlySaltwater Fly FishingFly Fish Journal 

Memberships and Certifications:

Certified Fly Casting Instructor, Federation of Fly Fishers
Trout Unlimited
Nikon Professional Services (NPS)
Nature Conservancy
Georgia Bar Association
Tennessee Bar Association

Biography

Zach Matthews is the editor and owner of The Itinerant Angler, www.itinerantangler.com. For more than a decade he has been a regular contributor to a number of national outdoor and lifestyle magazines, including American Angler, Fly Rod & ReelFly Fisherman, The Drake, and Arkansas Life. As the host of The Itinerant Angler Podcast, Zach has conducted nearly two hundred interviews with expert fly fishers, manufacturers, guides, writers and artists. He lives and practices law in Atlanta, Georgia.

Publications
Current Projects:
“Night and Day” – Fall/winter stripers on Lake Lanier, focusing on dock lights and the morning blitz

“Ancient Linesides” – Native stripers of the Coosa/Etowah drainage, with a focus on the area’s rich history

“Down and Out in Iceland and Patagonia” – Massive laker brown trout of the Thingvallavatn and Lago Strobel watersheds

“The Golden Man” – Dorado of the northern Argentine jungles

Awaiting Publication:

“Top Five Casting Errors and How to Fix Them” – American Angler, Jan/Feb 2018

Feature1 Publications:

“Oar You Could Just Try a Kayak” – Arkansas Life, November 2017
“The Salmon of Wall Street” – The Drake, Summer 2017
“Chalkstreams” – The Drake, Spring 2017
“The One True Snowman” – Sporting Classics, January 2017
“Mountain Madness” – American Angler, November/December 2016
“Have Rod, Will Travel” – Fly Rod & Reel, August 2016
“The Steelworks” – The Flyfish Journal, Spring 2016
“New Striper Nation” – Fly Rod & Reel, Summer 2016
“Gar Water” – Fly Rod & Reel, Spring 2016
“The Wizard of Blue Ridge” – The Drake, Spring 2016
“Five Questions (Oliver White)” – American Angler, Winter 2015
“Podcasts” – Fly Fisherman, October 2015
“Five Questions (Jim Bartschi)” – American Angler, September/October 2015
“Trash Men of the Flats” – The Drake, Summer 2015
“Hit the Trail” – Arkansas Life, April 2015
“Swing Away” – Arkansas Life, March 2015
“Five Questions (GEOBASS)” – American Angler, March/April 2015
“On Stage with the Howler Bros.” – Fly Rod & Reel, Spring 2015
“Tailwater Tactics” – American Angler, January/February 2015
“Track & Field” – Arkansas Life – January 2015
“Dobsonflies” – The Drake, Winter 2014
“Mid-Range Saltwater Gear Guide” – Fly Rod & Reel 2014 Gear Guide issue
“Water Cycle” – Arkansas Life, October 2014
“Black Tar Permit” – The Drake, Fall 2014
“Premium Cooler Throwdown” – Fly Rod & Reel – Spring 2014
“Get Away: Georgia’s Golden Isles” – Arkansas Life – June 2014
“Get Away: The Smokies” – Arkansas Life – June 2014
“Get Away: Atlanta” – Arkansas Life – June 2014
“Little Yellow Sally” – The Drake – Spring 2014
“Ladies’ Flats Fishing Gear Guide” – Fly Rod & Reel – Gear Guide 2014
“Out Cold” – Arkansas Life – January 2014
“True Fishing Stories” – The Drake – Winter 2013
“A Bird in the Bush” – Arkansas Life – December 2013
“Striped Bass Cryptology” – Arkansas Life – November 2013
“Bomb the Bass” – The Flyfish Journal – Fall 2013
“Shades of Glory” – American Angler, August/September 2013
“Summer Camping Extravaganza” – Arkansas Life, July/August 2013
“Groundhog Day” – Arkansas Life, February 2013
“Top Ten Fly Fishing Colleges” – Fly Rod & Reel, Angling Adventures Issue, 2013
“Stand Up, Guys” – American Angler, May/June 2013
“Spey Lines Demystified” – American Angler, November/December 2012
“Brown Butter: Fall Fishing on the White River” – Arkansas Life, October 2012
“Pimp My Skiff” – Fly Rod & Reel, Fall 2012
“The Loneliest Brook Trout in the World” – The Drake, Fall 2012
“Line Hacking” – Fly Rod & Reel, Summer 2012
“Yellowstone Backcountry Expedition” – American Angler, June/July/August 2012
“DIY Adventure” – Fly Rod & Reel, Adventure Issue 2012
“Spey Fishing for Striped Bass” – American Angler, April/May 2012
“Safety First” – Fly Tyer, Spring 2012
“Ozarks Double Play” – Fly Fisherman, February/March 2012
“Among the Hogs” – Fly Fisherman, October/November/December 2011
“The World of Commercial Fly Tying” – Fly Rod & Reel, June 2011
“Don’t Fear the Ferrule” – Fly Rod & Reel, “Angling Adventures” special issue, 2011
“From Scratch” – Fly Rod & Reel, April 2011
“Silly Putty Spoons” – Fly Tyer, Winter 2010
“Diff’rent Strokes” – American Angler, November/December 2010
“Backroad Bullies” – American Angler, May/June 2010
“October Browns” – Kentucky Afield, Fall 2009
“Taper Tech” – American Angler, May/June 2009
“Googling the Backcountry” – American Angler, March/April 2009
“Gear of the Year 2009” – American Angler, January/February 2009
“Cooking Up Some Lines” – American Angler, September/October 2008
“The Cumberland: Big Water, Big Fish” – Fly Fisherman, September 2008
“Long Shots” – American Angler, May/June 2008
“Bonefish 101” – American Angler/Saltwater Fly Fishing, January/February 2008
“Night Time is the Right Time” – Fish & Fly, Season Opener 2008
“Gear of the Year” – American Angler, January/February 2008
“Reinventing the Wheel” – American Angler, November/December 2007
“Switched On!” – American Angler, Fall 2007
“Blue-Lining the Smokies” – Fly Fisherman, May 2007
“Brake Jobs” – American Angler, Spring 2007
“The Right Stuff” – American Angler, January/February 2007
“Down and Out on the Xingu” – American Angler, January/February 2007
“Choosing Cane” – American Angler, November/December 2006
“Undergunned” – The Drake, 2006
“Breathing Underwater” – American Angler, April 2006
“Working Classes” – American Angler, March 2006
“The Winter Game” – American Angler, January/February 2006
“The Amazing Twenty-Five” – American Angler, January/February 2006

Editorial:

“FYI”/”Headwaters” Editor (front of book), American Angler, 2006-2008.

Featurettes & Blurbs:

Multiple 100-1,000 word featurettes and blurbs, typically on political or news-related items, gear or book reviews, or interviews with famous anglers. American Angler, Fly Fisherman, Fly Rod & Reel.

1 “Feature” typically denotes a 1,000-5,000 word article accompanied by multiple photos, generally spanning 4-6 pages, although some shorter-form publications are included here for interest.

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