Eric McDuffie

Bart Lombardo

Bart, the creator of Panfish On The Fly,  has been fly fishing and fly tying for over thirty years and writing about it for almost as long.  Although he is known to fish for trout and salmon all over the country, his true passion is chasing bluegill and other panfish with a fly rod.  As an endorsed fly tier for REGAL VISE he enjoys teaching others about the art of fly tying.   He is also a fly fishing and fly tying instructor for LLBean as well as an Ambassador for Tenkara USA.  If you want to check out more of his writing visit The Jersey Angler.

Bart can be contacted via email at  

Louis DiGena

Lou Digena is a Regal Endorsed fly tier.  Lou’s background in fly tying includes 25+ years experience with a commitment to designing patterns with the K.I.S.S. rule (Keep It Simple Stupid).  He primarily targets trout, bass and bluegill throughout the United States.  His home waters are in the northeast where he prefers fishing for native Brook Trout and wild Browns.  He enjoys tying traditional patterns like the Frank Sawyer's Pheasant Tail, and Killer Bug and creating new patterns, like his Bubble Pupa, CE Crayfish (Close Enough), and K.I.S.S. Crane Fly Larva.

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Bradford Wade

Bradford is a current student at the University of Tennessee. He is majoring in Fish and Wildlife Management and is working to be a game warden. When he’s not in school he’s fishing the local creeks for panfish around Knoxville. He provides free guided fishing trips in the Knoxville area and can be contacted via email at


Eric McDuffie

Eric McDuffie, a native of the Tar Heel State of North Carolina, is a PhD student in the Environmental Studies Department at Antioch University New England. Eric continues to honor his mother’s and grandparents’ wishes to complete his education in order to better serve children and the natural world. McDuffie earned an undergraduate degree in biology with a secondary science teaching certification at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, followed by a master of environmental management degree at Duke University’s Leadership Program within the Nicholas School of the Environment. He then worked for over a decade teaching middle and high school environmental science to over 2,500 students. He received several Environmental Educator of the Year honors from the state of North Carolina while becoming state certified as an Environmental Educator. His passion for fly fishing extends back 47 years. McDuffie’s dream now leads him to build a contemporary eco-contemplative fly fishing ethic and academy for children and their parents to begin creating their own fishing stories while bonding with the natural world. He hopes his dissertation will help to fulfill this mission for combining eco-contemplative fly fishing experiences through storytelling and honoring its fisheries through environmental education, while also honoring his grandfather, who taught him the sacred art of fly fishing beginning on his third birthday.  You can find more of his work at  Eric can be contacted via email at