Is a fishing consultant, instructor, outdoor writer, editor and lecturer. Captain
Tom Boyd has over 50 years’ experience as a catch-and- release fly fisherman. As
a professional fly fisherman, he has traveled the world in pursuit of fresh and salt
water species. He has consulted with manufacturers and lodges on many aspects
of fly fishing. Tom has taken countless world record-sized fish using IGFA
regulations including a 340 lb. blue marlin on a 20 lb. tippet along with black
marlin and giant sailfish; a 40.5 lb. roosterfish on a 10 lb. tippet (it’s the 12 lb.
record); and most recently, 8/20/15, a 9 lb. 10 oz. Labrador brook trout.
Tom has taught fly fishing tactics and techniques to captains, mates, and guides
for 30 years. He teaches techniques in blue, green – shallow and flats, and fresh
water. He has caught upwards of 200 different species of fish from the Arctic to
Tierra del Fuego. He specializes in gamefish behavior and developing often unique
techniques to catch even the toughest species.
Tom writes for many different magazines, is interviewed on internet and radio fly
fishing shows, has been a content editor and Editor-in- Chief of fly fishing
magazines. Currently, he is Editor-at- large of Fly Fish America magazine. As a
fishing advocate, he champions the sport to everyone.
He is past President of Connecticut Outdoor Recreational Coalition (CORC);
former President of Connecticut and Rhode Island Coastal Fly Fishermen
(Conn/RI); Board member of Coastal Conservation Association, CT, etc. and has
won many fly fishing tournaments and awards. Tom’s new book is Saltwater’s
Greatest Gamefish – Techniques and Tactics to Catch the Top 35 Species with
Notes on Rankings and Speed.