Spencer Durrant is a fly fishing writer, outdoors columnist, and novelist who lives in Utah. He’s been fly fishing since he could walk, hunting since he was trusted with a rifle, and backpacking once he realized genetics were against his dreams of playing in the NBA.
Spencer’s work has appeared in Field & Stream, Hatch Magazine, Sporting Classics Daily, American Angler, Southwest Fly Fishing Magazine, Trout Magazine, KSL.com, the Miami Herald, Associated Press, Reuters, and other national and regional publications.
Spencer got his first “break” as a feature writer for the Utah Jazz during their 2013-14 NBA season. Following his stint in the NBA, Spencer left professional sports for fly fishing, and hasn’t looked back since.
His first book – Learning to Fly – was published in August 2016. No, it’s not about fly fishing – it’s a YA novel set in the late 80s. He’s currently at work on his next novel, as well as a collection of fishing stories tentatively titled Brook Trout and Bad Dates.
Spencer currently lives in Utah and is finishing a long-overdue degree at Utah Valley University, where he’s majoring in English Education. In the coming years, Spencer hopes to move to Alaska to teach Hemingway, McManus, LaFontaine, McGuane, Gierach, and others to unknowing high school students.
Spencer Durrant Outdoors is Spencer’s own publication for stories he wants to tell by himself. You can read more about this publication below.
Find Spencer on Twitter/Instagram, @Spencer_Durrant.