Orrelle is a retired college instructor with an abiding interest
in American sporting and wildlife art.
writing has appeared in a variety of outdoor periodicals, including
Gray's Sporting Journal, Fly Fisherman and Field & Stream.
early trustee for the American Museum of Fly Fishing, his book
Fly Reels of the Past is a pioneering treatise on vintage
tackle and a standard among collectors.
recently John Orrelle has published a comprehensive two-volume
set of books on the legendary artist and waterfowler David Hagerbaumer
(Sporting Images and The Art of a Sporting Life).
he lives in LaConner, Washington.
avid fly fisherman, he has a particular affection for brook trout,
sea-run cutthroats, and bluegills.
also enjoys upland hunting with a special interest in grouse