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Dan Nelson

Dan Nelson

Fly Fishing

Dan Nelson is GearInstitute.com's fly fishing editor. He is based in the Pacific Northwest.

Kelly Bastone

Kelly Bastone

Cycling, Fly Fishing

Mountain-dweller Kelly Bastone became a writer so she could stop asking the boss for permission to take a powder morning, enjoy extra-long lunch breaks to fish or mountain bike, and clock out early when the hatch is on.

Brett Prettyman

Brett Prettyman

Fly Fishing

Brett Prettyman has been an outdoor writer at the Salt Lake Tribune since 1990 and also freelances for a number of outdoor-related publications. He tests fly fishing boots and waders for the Gear Institute.

Morgan Mason

Morgan Mason

Water Sports, Fly Fishing

Morgan Mason is a Rocky Mountain based water-enthusiast writer and fly fishing guide. Chasing spring runoff in a kayak or SUP or fly fishing rivers, streams, and high alpine lakes. Morgan is constantly near, around or in the water year round.