Skiff Republic founder and publisher Marshall Cutchin has been fishing from small boats for his entire life. He started poling wooden jon boats and “graining” for flounder at age six and now pushes high-performance fishing skiffs around. Marshall was a fishing guide in the lower Florida Keys and Key West from 1985 to 1997. He is also publisher of the most popular fly fishing Web site in the world, MidCurrent.com.
Thomas McGuane – Not just an author of prize-winning novels, short stories, screenplays and essays, Tom McGuane is an expert small-boat fisherman and a student of skiff design and history. He is an avid sailor as well, and spends more time on the water than any other writer we know.
Steve Huff - Ask any modern saltwater fishing guide whom they consider an icon in their profession, and Steve Huff’s name is likely to be mentioned. Steve was not only one of the first fishing guides to take the lessons from poling and fishing and turn them into thoughts about skiff design (hand-building his first technical skiff), he also is a craftsman, inventor and tinkerer, with an unusual talent for improving small boat function.