Rusty Chinnis is an award winning outdoor photographer, writer , Fly Fishers International Certified Casting Instructor and US Coast Guard Licensed Captain. Rusty specializes in bird, landscape and coastal photography. Rusty is a fly fishing and travel writer with credits in Eastern Fly Fishing, American Angler, Edible Sarasota Magaine, Fly Fishing in Saltwaters, Florida Sportsman, Sport Fishing, Saltwater Fly Fishing, Tide, Sarasota Magazine and many others.

Rusty is the Outdoors Editor of the Anna Maria Island Sun and was a Contributing Editor of Fly Fishing in Saltwaters Magazine.

Rusty served as President and Chairman of the Board of The Florida Outdoor Writers Association and is a member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America.

Rusty is a founder of and is Chairman Emeritus of Sarasota Bay Watch a non-profit working to preserve and protect Sarasota Bay.

Captain Rusty Chinnis
Fly Fishers International
Certified Casting Instructor
USCG Licensed Captain