Matthew Miller

Fly Fisher, Writer, Conservationist

Matthew L. Miller is director of science communications for The Nature Conservancy and editor/lead writer for the organization’s popular Cool Green Science blog. He is also author of the book Fishing Through the Apocalypse, published by Lyons Press, and recipient of the Jade Award, the highest conservation honor of the Outdoor Writers Association of America. His work has appeared in Fly Fisherman, Flyfishing & Tying Journal, Field & Stream, Sports Afield, and many other outdoor publications.

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Silver Creek – The Legend and Its Future

Matthew Miller is the director of science communications for The Nature Conservancy and has fished Silver Creek countless times. Silver Creek is well known for testing the skills of many an accomplished fly fisher so Matt’s tips for fishing it will be invaluable. Join us and learn about fishing this legendary fishery and what changes are taking place that may affect the future of this spring creek.

Just a few of the questions asked and answered during the interview:

  • What was your first experience with Silver Creek?
  • What makes it special for you?
  • Can you give us a tour of Silver Creek?
  • What species do you target?
  • What's the best time of year to fish?
  • Are there trophy fish to be caught in the creek?
  • What is the best way to fish the creek?
  • What hatches are common in this water?
  • How important is it to match the hatch?
  • Are the fish there really as picky as some people describe?
  • The fishery is known for its dry fly fishing. Is nymphing also effective?
  • What is the Nature Conservancy's history with Silver Creek?
  • What does the future look like for Silver Creek?

A native of central Pennsylvania and graduate of Penn State, Matt has lived in Idaho for the past 21 years. An avid naturalist and outdoor enthusiast, he has covered stories on science and nature around the globe. Matt is currently trying to catch a fish in every U.S. state (he’s at #33) and enjoys exploring public lands and wild spaces near and far with his wife and young son.


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