Ralph is a 49 year old Communications Engineer & 14 year veteran, residing in southern New Jersey with his family and their two labs. He is the author (R.E. Long) of several books including "Tomorrow's Fish" and his most recent "The Telling of Waters". Along with his FAOL Whip Finish article he is a lifelong flyfisherman with over 20 years at the tying bench, a regular contributor of FlyTyer magazine and a Moderator of the FlyTyer online forum. With a love for trout and their habitat first-&-foremost, he can also be found on pretty much any pocket of water big enough for his float-tube in pursuit of bluegills.