H. G. Tapply, renowned Field & Stream associate editor and editor-in-chief of three national sporting magazines, was also one of the cofounders of The Salt Water Sportsman. Founding member of the New England Outdoor Writer's Association, he published two previous books, several stories, and national magazine and encyclopedia articles. However, fishing and hunting were "strictly for the fun of it."
William G. Tapply is an accomplished author of mystery novels and outdoor sports books including Upland Days, Pocket Water, and The Orvis® Pocket Guide to Fly Fishing for Bass. He is also a Field & Stream contributing editor and writing professor at Emerson College and Clark University. He lives in Hancock, New Hampshire.