Few people, if any, have put forward to the angling community the accomplishments of Ernest Schwiebert. Over the past fifty years, the information shared from his world travels and research, have opened the door encouraging fly fishermen to explore new waters, assess the conditions, identify the situation, and develop a strategy necessary to meet the challenge and entice a fish. Three of his published works are deemed classics in the world of fly fishing literature: Trout; Matching the Hatch; and Nymphs, earning him the undisputed title as Dean of American Trout Fishing Writers. A leader in the fields of ecology and conservation of cold water fisheries, Ernie provided commitment and unselfish dedication. Ultimately, one of the greatest fly fishermen ever.