Article by: Miles Nolte

It’s great to see this image of a blue trevally as the lead off image for Miles Nolte’s article “Quality in Paradise”. The blue trevally is quickly becoming a favorite of mine to both fish for and to photograph. Robust and feisty, full of colors and patterns, they never disappoint the angler or the camera.

This issue is packed with great articles and impressive essays, it’s not one to be missed.
Be sure to head down to your local shop and grab yourself a copy or better yet, order a subscription, you won’t be disappointed.

Gray’s Sporting Journal
Vol. Forty-two, Issue 3

Shot on assignment for Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures and FlyCastaway



Thinking about taking your photography skills to another level? Then consider signing up for Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures’ upcoming Cuba Fly Fishing Photography Workshop, happening October 14-25, 2017 in Playa Larga, Cuba.

There is nothing quite like a great “fish story” that includes tales of adventure, travel, and discovery. And while a good story is fun to hear, it’s always better when you have you a handful of amazing photos as well. There is no doubt that photography today is the new universal language, and many anglers have discovered the fun, creative possibilities of making memorable images over the course of their fishing trip. Nowadays, cameras are everywhere, and the ability to photograph your own adventures has never been easier. That said, the ability to shoot a photo does not mean that you’re guaranteed to capture good photos each and every time. If you’ve been thinking about taking your photography skills to another level in order to have your fishing memories captured in a way that truly showcases the beauty and excitement of the destinations that you visit, then consider signing up for Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures’ upcoming Cuba Fly Fishing Photography Workshop, happening October 14-25, 2017 in Playa Larga, Cuba. 

This hands-on, adventure-filled outdoor and fishing photography workshop is your chance to learn basic to intermediate photography skills from some of the most accomplished photographers and instructors in the industry. Learn to see your images and composition better, sharpen your camera technical skills, and set loose your creative drive while learning and photographing alongside our highly accomplished team of adventure angling photographers.

Whether you’ve just purchased your first camera and are wondering “what all those buttons are for,” or you’re a seasoned amateur-to-intermediate shooter wanting to make the most of your fishing and travel photography, this workshop will advance your skill level and improve your photos in the field. The workshop includes four days of guided fishing on the flats of Las Salinas in the famous Bay of Pigs region of Cuba. Anglers can expect to fish primarily to bonefish with possibilities for other marine species like permit, tarpon, snook, jacks, and barracuda. The flats of Las Salinas are a terrific area for wade fishing, so wading boots are highly recommended.

We’ve created a curriculum for this photo course that provides you with the necessary tools to create great images and truly “up” your photography game. In this immersive, eleven-day workshop, participating photographers will have daily detailed instructional lesson plans applied directly from the classroom to the field. Our pros will work alongside each participant, helping you to grow creatively with every shot. We’ve constructed a learning experience built around real-time scenarios to help you learn to anticipate and capture something special. This workshop will absolutely take your photography to the next level and will really help you make the most of your future fishing trips and adventure travel.

The eleven-day workshop also offers sufficient time in Havana to capture the sights and experience all that this fantastic city has to offer. After Havana you will have four days of fishing the flats of Las Salinas off the southern coast of Cuba, followed by a few days experiencing the Vinales Valley in Pinar del Rio Province. A UNESCO World Heritage site, the Vinales Valley is famous for the country’s classic tobacco farming techniques and methods, situated in one of the most unique and beautiful valleys in all of Cuba.

Location: Playa Larga / Las Salinas, Cuba
Dates: October 14-25, 2017 (11 nights / 10 days)
Cost Per Person: $6,995 (based on double occupancy)
YD Staff: Bryan Gregson (photography instructor) Kristen Tripp (Cuba Program Director, translator, and ground logistics)

All details and a complete overview of the itinerary can be found on our website at

Reach out to Kirsten Tripp or call Yellow Dog at 406-585-8667 to reserve your spot on this unforgettable Cuban photographic experience!


57° N 160° E – West of Russia Mainland

The Senanda River is mousing heaven if I’ve ever seen one. It’s not the fishing that draws me back here, it’s the overall experience. The landscape, the camp fires, the people, the food, the wildlife and then, of course, there is the fish. It was incredible to see a forest that is still relatively untouched and truly wild. Big thanks to Tom, Alejandro and James for letting me tag along with my camera daily.

This issue is packed with great articles and some impressive photo essays, it’s not one to be missed.
Be sure to head down to your local shop and grab yourself a copy or better yet, order a subscription, you won’t be disappointed.

Gray’s Sporting Journal
Vol. Forty-two, Issue 3
Photo Essay: Russian Spring

This essay is from my trip last year while on assignment for Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures