Articles and journalism
Commercial copy chameleonry is one of the main reasons I'm a writer. But sometimes you've just gotta go with your own tone of voice - and mine can be more mid-Atlantic than you'd guess from just looking at me or my CV.
That's why I'll always be grateful for fly-fishing past and present, as well as travel, literature, and the environment, as perennial hot topics of international conversation.
Researching and writing about them - sometimes all at once, and more - gives me an extracurricular creative thrill that re-energises my work in every way.
My book Trout in Dirty Places, a trailblazing guide to urban river restoration, fly-fishing and the third sector, has just been published by Merlin Unwin Books. I'm also working on a couple of biographies: Alan Haig-Brown, First World War hero and father of Canadian conservationist Roderick Haig-Brown; and Gilliat Hatfeild, one of the world's earliest dry fly fishermen.
Theo Pike, fishing writer. Nominative determinism? Moi?