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. He was the illustrator and the author of Death of a Riverkeeper, Nymphs Volumes I and II, Remembrance of Rivers Past, and Trout.
Artist, writer, and activist, James Prosek made his authorial debut while still an undergraduate at Yale University; Trout: An Illustrated History, features seventy of his watercolor paintings of the trout of North America. Prosek has shown his paintings with numerous galleries and museums and is a regular contributor to The New York Times. His other books include, Joe and Me: An Education in Fishing and Friendship, The Complete Angler: A Connecticut Yankee Follows in the Footsteps of Walton, Fly-fishing the 41st: Around the World on the 41st Parallel, A Good Day’s Fishing, and The Day My Mother Left. He co-founded a conservation initiative called World Trout in 2004 with Yvon Chouinard, the owner of Patagonia clothing company. Prosek lives in Easton, Connecticut.