Fly Fisher, Fly Tyer, Writer, Editor
Scott Sadil is a freelance writer who lives in Hood River, Oregon. His books include a memoir (Angling Baja), a novel (Cast from the Edge), two short story collections (Lost in Wyoming, finalist for the 2011 Oregon Book Award in fiction, and Goodnews River), a collection of essays (Fly Tales: Lessons in Fly Fishing Like the Real Guys), and his new book, Pacific Coast Flies & Fly Fishing. Over the past three decades his work has appeared in all of the important fly fishing magazines, and he’s currently the Angling Editor for Gray’s Sporting Journal, while also writing the “At the Vise” fly tying column for California Fly Fisher.
Since building his first wooden boat a decade ago and sailing it from Astoria, Oregon, to Lewiston, Idaho, Sadil has also published extensively about boatbuilding and boating adventures for Small Craft Advisor and Water Craft, in the UK. He launched his fourth boat, Tamalita, a 6 meter lugger, this past fall, and while his work for Gray’s takes him to destination fishing worldwide, Sadil treasures his time searching for wild fish throughout the West and along the shores of the Eastern Pacific.