I had a great labor Day weekend fishing with friends, enjoying my local waters. I’ve spent so much time working on the road that by circumstance I’ve neglected seeing my own backyard for most of the summer. It was really great to see it again.
SPEY/SWITCH FLY LINE BOX COVERS two-handed series + underwater fish
Airflo debuted their newly updated fly line box covers this past July at the 2016 IFTD/ICAST trade show held in Orlando, Florida. I was delighted at the oportunity to be a small part of Airflo’s marketing facelift with a few images for the Two-Handed Series product line, I think they came out great.
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The new 2016 summer issue of the Flyfishing & Tying Journal magazine just hit the newsstands. I am very happy to see that Brad and I landed the cover.
This image is of Brad Miller when he was guiding at TroutHunter Lodge guide in Idaho. Brad and a few others took advantage of a rare day off so the crew hitched up the boats headed to the lower Henry’s Fork river. It was a great day of fishing with stoneflies and streamers for brown trout. Over the years Brad has helped me create many great images: Ozzie the Osprey, a rare mountain orchid bloom, been a stunt caster for a few of my commercial shoots and of course there is the fishing. Big thanks for all the help over the years my friend.
I love fishing! I was raised an an angler, with a worm, a spinner and a fly and each has brought me some of the most memorable and valuable moments in my life. I’ve never been able to limit myself to fun. In 2014 I was in rural Argentina with a few great fishing friends, we had an amazing day fishing, with a Tenkara rod. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a group of anglers have so much camaraderie in an afternoon of fishings since the last time I was there the year before “playing baseball”. Played with 1 fly rod and 1 fly, taking turns with minimal casts, minimal steps, minimal time on the clock and if you swing and miss once, your out and then on to the next guy. There is much much more to fishing, than actually catching fish. This reminds me about the time we randomly found a lure while working on a slackline shoot in the backcountry, with no rod or reel or line around, we unraveled a inner sleeping bag cord, created a rig and caught a little fish. But this day, the day of the Tenkara, was amazing and it couldn’t have gone better.
YC – “Martin, have you ever used a tenkara rod?” MA – “No, never “ YC – “Well, its just like this (quick demonstration) want to try it?” MA – “ahhh, ok.. sure!”
2.83 seconds later
MA – “HOLY SH@*, first cast!!” GROUP – “laughing and cheering”
LAS PAMPAS LODGE CATALOG 2016 Las Pampas, Argentina
I’m happy to see the new 2016 Las pampas Lodge catalog in print. Every year I look forward to my yearly visit. The fishing is great, but it’s the overall adventure that makes it so appealing to me. It will always be a favorite!
BIG HORN RIVER | FIELD ASSIGNMENT Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures
Fort Smith, Montana
After a quick turn around, I packed and re-packed and headed out to Fort Smith for a few days on a Yellow Dog Flyfishing assignment. The first stop was to The Big Horn River Lodge, a comfortable place with great food and a top-notch outfitter, Matt Clawson. Matt is seen below releasing a brown trout underwater. The second stop we visited the Big Horn Anglers. We fished with Steve and Pete. Pete can bee seen in the image below wrangling a brown trout. The Bighorn is not short of willing fish that love to eat top water bugs. I look forward to returning.
EDITORIAL | BIG SKY JOURNAL FISHING 2015 Published Editorial
The new fishing issue of the Big Sky Journal is on the magazine racks. I’m thrilled to be apart of the annual fishing edition. Like every year, this is a hot one, one that usually sits on the table all year. The pages are jam packed with both great imagery and quality text. I’m proud to be amongst the many great friends and colleagues whom area also in this issue.
Head down to your local shop, news-stand or magazine shop and grab a copy today. It’s certainly coffee table worthy!
DUAL COVERS | FRONT & BACK COVERS AMERICAN ANGLER Cover Published Editorial
The new September/October 2014 issue of American Angler Magazine is hot off the press and I’m deeply humbled and beyond thrilled to see my images on both the front and back cover!
It’s great to see this moment make print as it brings back such great memories of my adventures in both Argentina and Washington.