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Diana Rudolph grew up in the suburbs of Chicago but spent much of her youth vacationing in the Florida Keys where her father first introduced her to fishing. Her first encounter with a tarpon left her enchanted, propelling her into the realm of fly fishing.
After receiving her B.A. in biology and attending graduate school, she returned full-time to her passion and was successful in both the women’s bonefish and tarpon fly fishing tournaments in the Keys for a decade. In 2004 Diana became the only woman to ever win the prestigious 30-year-old Don Hawley Invitational Tarpon Tournament.
She currently holds eight I.G.F.A. fly division records including the largest tarpon ever caught on a fly rod by a woman. She is a contributing writer for many fly-fishing magazines and is on the advisory staff for Sage, RIO, and Simms. She also co-hosted The Sportsman’s Channel series Breaking the Surface for two years.
In addition, Diana hosts fly-fishing trips for Reel Women, is an instructor for the Florida Keys Outfitters saltwater school, and conducts fly fishing tutorials for clubs and fly shops. When not traveling to fly fishing destinations throughout the world, Diana resides in the Pacific Northwest where she is developing a fondness for steelhead.