Photo credit: Tom Hazelton


Dave Karczynski is a travel writer and photographer specializing in sporting culture and narrative.  Whether it’s the glacial rivers of the Himalayan outback or the high country lakes of the Polish Carpathians, deep wild country is where Dave feels most at home. A former Zell Fellow at the University of Michigan and recipient of the 2012 Robert Traver Award, he is a regular contributor to Outdoor Life, Traverse, Fly Rod & Reel, The Drake, and many other magazines.  Dave is also the author of two books, From Lure to Fly and Modern Smallmouth, both due out in bookstores in the fall of 2017. When not on the water or in the woods, Dave teaches creative writing and photography at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.