Nathan Perkinson grew up in southern Indiana, where he spent his youth catching bass, panfish and catfish. He earned a bachelor's degree from Franklin College of Indiana in 1997. He received his first fly rod at age 16 and by age 24 he was tying flies, making leaders and using fly tackle almost exclusively. Nathan's fly-fishing articles have appeared in American Angler
, Fly Tyer
and Flyfishing and Tying Journal
. He currently lives in Portage, Michigan, where he fly fishes for warmwater species as well as trout.