Diana Rudolph

Diana Rudolph grew up in the western suburbs of Chicago. Much of her youth was spent vacationing in the Florida Keys, where she began fishing at a very young age.

Her father introduced her to fly fishing on the flats of Islamorada, and her first encounter with a tarpon left her trembling with excitement.

After receiving her B.A. in biology and attending graduate school, she returned to her passion. She has since fished several flats and offshore tournaments in Islamorada and in 2004 won the Hawley Invitational Tarpon Tournament, a male dominated event. In addition, she holds seven I.G.F.A. fly division records.

She is a contributing writer for Fly Fishing in Saltwater magazine and travels to sport shows, clubs and fly shops throughout the country sharing her enthusiasm for fly fishing and instructing. She spends her winters and springs exploring the flats of the Keys, and her summers and falls wading the rivers and streams of Montana.

Diana on Tarpon Line