Rick has written articles for scientific journals, and penned the Aquatic Entomology column for American Angler magazine for over 30 years. Books to his credit include An Angler’s Guide to Aquatic Insects and Their Imitations (with Scott Roederer, Johnson Books, 1995), The Complete Book of Western Hatches (with Dave Hughes, Amato Pub., 1981), Western Mayfly Hatches (with Dave Hughes, Amato Pub. 2005), Nymph Fishing Rivers and Streams (Stackpole Books, 2006), and most recently Tactics for Trout and Seasons for Trout (with Dave Hughes and Skip Morris, Stackpole Books, 2014).
Rick has also instructed in eight fly fishing DVDs starting with the 1983 Scientific Angler release of Anatomy of a Trout Stream. His most recent DVD, Advanced Tactics for Emergers & Dries, was released by Laughing River Productions in October, 2011. Other DVDs include Nymph Fishing Basics and Advanced Nymph Fishing, and the four-volume set titled Fly Fishing Large Western Rivers.
Rick is currently a member of the Freshwater Trust, the Native Fish Society of Oregon, the Xerces Society, the Western River Conservancy, Trout Unlimited, and Water Watch. He has also been awarded life membership to the Federation of Fly Fishers and the Flyfisher's Club of Oregon for his contributions to fly fishing literature. He lives in Wilsonville, Oregon with his wife Carol. For more information checkout Rick’s website at: www.rickhafele.com.