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John D. Silva

New England Outdoor Freelance

Outdoor Writer & Photographer

John D. Silva is an award winning freelance outdoor writer, photographer, and humorist with over 40 years of experience fishing inland and coastal waters in the US and Canada. John is an active member in the New England Outdoor Writer’s Associationand has published instructional features and columns ranging in content from tips, tackle, rigging, and techniques; to anecdotal material including outdoor humor, cooking, and even motion-sickness remedies. His literary work and photography have been featured in a number of popular outdoor publications, including On the Water Magazine, Eastern Fly Fishing, Sporting Classics, Coastal Angler, and The Fisherman Magazine among others.

During his travels, John has become well versed in a wide range of fishing tackle and techniques from coast to coast. A dedicated, 12-month-a-year, all-weather, all-tackle angler, John has remained true to his belief that the “fun” in fishing is foremost.