John Alevras was raised in New Jersey fishing the Catskill trout streams, and limestone creeks of the Cumberland Valley as a youth. His adult years have found him fishing the rivers of the Northern Rockies and wild steelhead waters of Washington, Oregon and British Columbia. His early passion for the sport was recognized by well known fly fishers and fly tyers who mentored him. All of this led to a passion for the literature and book collecting. In addition he has authored a book and several articles, and is recognized as a skilled fly tyer in his own right.