Middle River Dispatches is a gumbo of posts about fly-fishing, conservation, politics and days afield.

Who is Tom Sadler

The Nut Graf

Most of my professional life has been spent playing Doc Holliday to the Wyatt Earps of the fish and wildlife conservation world.

The Story

In January of 2017, I joined the Marine Fish Conservation Network as the deputy director. The Marine Fish Conservation Network is a coalition of commercial and recreational fishing associations, regional and national conservation groups, aquaria, and marine science organizations dedicated to defending and strengthening our primary federal fisheries law, the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, in order to sustain abundant fish populations, healthy marine ecosystems, and thriving fishing communities. Learn more.

Prior to that, I was the executive director of the Outdoor Writers Association of American.

Before that I worked in Washington, DC’s government relations game.

Most of my “pro-bono” time goes to being a board member of the American Fly Fishing Trade Association.

Now and then I teach and guide for Mossy Creek Fly Fishing, in and around the picturesque mountain streams and spring creeks here in the Shenandoah Valley.

I am also an award winning freelance writer.

The Interviews

In the Orvis News: 5 Questions with Tom Sadler: Seeing the Fly-Fishing Industry from the Inside

On the Eat More Brook Trout blog: 20 Questions: Tom Sadler

On the Chi Wulff blog: People of Fly Fishing: 10 Questions with Tom Sadler (Part 1) and (Part 2)

In Garden and Gun article: Whisper Fishing

The Guiding Gig

I do all my guiding for Mossy Creek Fly Fishing in Harrisonburg, VA. Please contact them to book a tenkara trip!

The Social Scene

I am social sort; you can find me on TwitterLinkedIn, Facebook, Pinterest and Google+

Official Bio

G. J. Thomas Sadler, Jr.