Paul Dixon, a native of Newport Beach, CA, became an angler at age three, when his mother handed him his first fishing rod. He began fly fishing at 16 in a summer job at a fishing lodge on Henry’s Lake in Idaho, honing his skills on the legendary Henry’s Fork and Madison River. Returning to Southern California in 1973, he pursued his new-found passion on the beaches of California and Baja, Mexico, while majoring in business at the University of California at Irvine.
In the mid ’80s, Paul moved to the East Coast, and began fishing for striped bass and blue fish in the waters off of Long Island. He ran the fly fishing department of Orvis New York for five years, and with Randy Carlson, began one of the first Orvis salt water fly fishing schools. In 1994, Paul opened Dixon’s Sporting Life in East Hampton, while developing To the Point Charters.
Paul has been featured on TV’s Charlie Rose Show; The Outfitters, presented by Ford Motor; ESPN’s fishing shows Guidehouse Montauk, The Walker’s Cay Chronicles and Spanish Fly; NBC News; and Barbara Koppel’s ABC Prime Time Special “The Hamptons,” as well as in The New York Times, Outdoor Life, Fast Company, Forbes FYI, The Miami Herald, New York (Magazine), Salt Water Sportsman, Salt Water Fly Fishing, Field and Stream, and Newsday, among others.
Paul is married to the internationally best-selling author Ellen T. White, who wrote the groundbreaking Simply Irresistible.