David A. Van Wie

Writer, Photographer, Fly-fisherman

Member, Outdoor Writers Association of America


Book Trailer Video for Storied Waters


For more information about each book, click on the cover...


Peter E. Randall Publisher

Honorable Mention

New England Book Festival 2016

~ Wild Card ~

Now In Its Second Printing




Stackpole Books

Digital/Kindle Versions

Also Available

And click below to order these great titles from my friend & longtime fishing partner, Lou Zambello at his website: www.mainelyflyfishing.com     N.B.  I appear in each of his books, as he does in mine.
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Click below to hear me on the
American Outdoors Radio Podcast

Storied Waters
Interview with John Kruse
Starts at 12:00 in (9 minutes long).
Click below to hear me on
The Orvis Fly Fishing Podcast
with Tom Rosenbauer, Jan 2020
(interview starts at 45:00)
Click below to hear me on the
Nature Revisited Podcast
Take Me To The River
Episode 7 in two parts.
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I have been contributing articles to various publications for over 30 years. Presently, I am a monthly columnist for The Maine Sportsman magazine, alternating two topics from month to month: The Sporting Environment, and Danger in the Outdoors. I have had articles published in Northern Woodlands magazine, Maine Sunday TelegramInterface Business News (a regular column on environmental issues), and several daily newspapers. I am proud to be a member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America.


Some of my recent articles are reprinted in the links below.

Our Endangered Species Scorecard

My Sporting Environment column from July 2017 issue of The Maine Sportsman.

A review of God's Kingdom by Howard Frank Mosher, appearing in Summer 2017 issue of Northern Woodlands magazine.

A tribute to a favorite writer, published in The Maine Sunday Telegram, February 5, 2017

A feature article in Northern Woodlands magazine, Winter 2016-17 with two of my photos.

Special feature article in Sporting Dogs section of The Maine Sportsman magazine, September 2016, with my three of my photos.

My column from The Sporting Environment section of The Maine Sportsman magazine, June 2016 with my photos.

My column from The Sporting Environment section of The Maine Sportsman magazine, August 2016.

Reprint from Danger in the Outdoors column, The Maine Sportsman, March 2016.

Reprint from The Maine Sportsman, March 2014.

Published on Facebook to honor my daughter, September 2015

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fresh air photography

 Landscape & Nature Photos - Action Sports - Family Events - Cityscapes - Public Art 
Click on the thumbnails to see the galleries full size.

Some Storied Waters Photos

Favorite Photos



I have lived in small New England towns for over 30 years. My wife, Cheryl Bascomb, and I enjoy outdoor sports & activities on the rivers, lakes and coast, as well as in the Adirondacks and White Mountains. I grew up in rural upstate New York before graduating from Dartmouth College. I now live on the Connecticut River in Lyme, NH near Dartmouth where my wife now works, and where I teach a graduate course in environmental journalism. I am also a Senior Fellow with the Conservation Law Foundation working primarily on clean water issues.

After 30+ years working as an environmental professional in government, business & consulting, I am now a writer & photographer. My second book, Storied Waters, was released in October 2019 from Stackpole Books. Part travelogue, part literary history, part natural history and part fishing porn, the book recounts my epic six-week odyssey to visit over 35 fabled fly fishing destinations mentioned in literature, from Maine to Wisconsin and back with 80-some photos from my trip.

I was the instigator and lead author of The Confluence- A Collection of Essays, Art & Tall Tales about Fly-fishing & Friendship (Peter E. Randall Publishers, 2016), written with six close friends from college about our 20+ years of fishing adventures in the deep woods of northern New Hampshire. We have been thrilled with the response to this unusual group memoir which went to a second printing in 2019. We enjoy hearing how our shared experiences and stories in seven voices resonate with so many readers.

I write a monthly column for The Maine Sportsman magazine called "The Sporting Environment" about environmental issues that affect our beloved outdoor activities. My freelance articles have appeared in Northern Woodlands, Maine Sunday Telegram, Interface Business News, and other publications. I'm a proud and active member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America.

My fresh air photography (see below) focuses on outdoor activities, nature and the built environment. I enjoy shooting interesting structures and "portraits" of outdoor statues.

I am always interested in challenging writing and photography assignments, so give me a call. Perhaps I'll see you on the water. And, don't forget to always watch your backcast.


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If you would like to schedule a presentation on one of my books or recent trips, contact me below.



You can book me as a speaker for your next event. Choose a topic:

  • Storied Waters -  An epic six week adventure about fly fishing and literature

  • The Confluence: Fly Fishing & Friendship in The Dartmouth Grant

  • Fly Fishing Tips and Adventures

  • How to Take Better Photographs

  • Writing Personal Memoir

For inquiries, please contact me at:

Tel: 207-272-2482 | dvanwie.79@att.net

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WatchYourBackCast   © 2018 by David A. Van Wie, Lyme, New Hampshire, USA