Dave's fishing obsession began, in earnest, at age 7 when his family moved to the shores of one of Massachusetts’ best bass ponds. Surfcasting took over around the age of 18 and took firm hold in 2002 when he moved to the shores of Buzzards Bay. He is known for upholding an old school fishing mentality—don’t ask, don’t tell. But he also loves to pass his knowledge on through writing, focusing on the experience and how to become a better angler rather than where to go. Dave held the positon of Managing Editor of The Fisherman Magazine from 2007 to 2010 and now holds the same position with Surfcasters Journal. In addition to fishing, Dave loves to build wooden lures, play guitar and hunt for Native American artifacts. He is also a family man, and enjoys nothing more than introducing his young daughter to all of the things the New England outdoors has to offer.
Jerry is an adventurer, who is uncompromising in his pursuit of his outdoor passions. Principle among these pursuits, is fishing. Jerry came to fishing very young; the moment he could hold a rod in his hand, he was catching panfish, catfish, trout, and bass on his family’s property in Vermont. As an adult, Jerry became a fanatical surf fisherman, employing lures and flies in the pursuit of his quarry. In freshwater, he’s now gone all in on fly fishing. He’s fished up and down the East Coast of the United States, and some of the West, but New England has always been “home”. He often combines his love of running, mountain biking, and hiking with fishing. He also enjoys writing both technical and entertainment pieces about fishing, and is a contributor to The Fisherman and Surfcasters Journal. He holds a Doctorate in Exercise Physiology and has conducted a wide variety of biomedical and comparative biological research- from working with dragonflies to US Army soldiers.