Award-winning author and journalist Mike McKenna has been writing about the Eastern Sierra for well over a decade. His fishing stories for publications like The Sheet, Eastside Magazine, Mammoth Insiders Blog, The Log, Fish Rap and Trout magazine have won numerous national and regional awards.
Casting Around the Eastern Sierra will be modeled much like Mike’s first book, “Angling Around Sun Valley,” which he did with the assistance of world famous tackle shop Silver Creek Outfitters. It was named Best Book of the Year in 2014 by NOWA.
The Sheet was founded in May, 2003 by Jack Lunch (aka Ted Carleton) and is independently owned and operated. It is a weekly newspaper of general circulation covering news from Lone Pine to Coleville along the Highway 395 corridor. It is proof that traditional journalism is not dead if done well — that and if the newspaper is not completely overlevereaged by some corporate stool. However, if you are a corporate stool and you’d like to buy out The Sheet at an inflated price to allow Lunch to retire to Cabo, please inquire.
Julie Molema is a talented graphics artist as well as a gifted clothing and jewelry designer. As a graphic artist, she has produced work that has been named "Best Lifestyle Magazine" in the country by the Maggie Awards, and "Best Book of the Year" by NOWA. Her booming clothing and design business is called JAM Designs.
Brian Richter learned to tie flies a full year before he learned to fly-fish. He is not sure why that was, but he is certain it helped him better understand the water and the environment in which he would eventually find his calling. “Learning about bugs is an integral part of fishing.” A native of southern Idaho, Brian started fishing with his parents when he was still a toddler. “My mother made a miniature, makeshift float tube for me so that my sister could drag me around the lake while she and my father fished. My sister tells me I was either in my birthday suit or in diapers during these excursions.” It doesn’t get much more native Idahoan than that! Neither does his choice of après-fishing activities that favor a cold beer at Grumpy’s or dinner at the Pioneer Saloon, relaxing and spinning fishing tales with friends and clients.