HATCH OUTDOORS | WINTER
Fly Fishing Gear
Tis the season for snow and the joys of winter. We are happy to have our images accompanying this years Hatch Holiday Gift guide, a few website headers and winter ads. It seemed like only yesterday Zach Wheeler and I were fishing right out of our frozen snowy doorstep on the Henry’s Fork River in Yellowstone Caldera. I really enjoy the quiet and solitude winter fishing can bring and I also really enjoy those monster winter hatches when the stars align.
A few new Hatch Outdoors Ads have been surfacing this spring season, its always great to see the fruits of our labor seeing the light of day.
These images always take a team effort, these two here were helped created with global guide Gabriel Gygax in Xcalak Mexico in the first photo and Tom Melvin of Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures in Caye Caulker Belize in the second image. Big thanks to all the anglers, manufacture, lodges, staff, guides, logistics agents, etc, who helped with the process, these images wouldn’t be created without your help and continued support.
+ Hatch Outdoors: http://www.hatchoutdoors.com/
HATCH OUTDOORS AD | TFFJ 2015
Cayo Largo, Cuba
A new Hatch Outdoors Ad hits print in winter issue of the The FlyFish Journal. This image was created on the pristine flats of Cuba with Tom Melvin and Avalon fishing guide Keinlert… and of course a Hatch 7+ Plus. We got really lucky, and had great fishing for the shoot. And yes, real actual fish were actually caught for the creation of this shoot.
+ Hatch Outdoors: http://www.hatchoutdoors.com/
IMAGES FOR HATCH OUTDOORS NEW 2015-2016 WEBSITE
Published Commercial Website
The crew over at Hatch Outdoors has revamped their website. It’s full of new photos, new products and their top-notch standard of sleek machining and bomber-engineering that Hatch is known for. Their new site is LIVE! It’s great to see a handful of my images made the cut and relive those memories once again.
Head over to the new HATCH OUTDOORS website now
EDITORIAL COVER | TROUT MAGAZINE
Cover, Winter 2015
The new issue of TROUT magazine is hot off the press. I’m thrilled and humbled to have landed the cover image. This is my second cover with TROUT Magazine as a photographer and I couldn’t be more pleased.
You can get your copy a few different ways. Often your local angling shop will have them or you can get it free with your Trout Unlimited membership. I am member of Trout Unlimited. TU’s conservation and restoration work in and around my home waters is vital for the survival of an ecosystem and native species such as the Cutthroat Trout. For that I am very thankful and one of the reasons I donate. What’s your reason?
About the Image:
A blustery winters day might seen insignificant to non-anglers, however, in countless areas such as the Henry’s Fork River it can cause quite a stir amongst the fish relishing a healthy hatch. Laura Jenkins casting to sipping wild rainbow trout in the solitude of an average winters day in the mighty Yellowstone caldera.
EDITORIAL | THE FLYFISH JOURNAL WINTER ISSUE
A few images made it to print, so nice to see these on actual paper. Big thanks to those that help make this a reality! Anglers, sponsors and lodges, without you these images wouldn’t be possible.
Head down to your local shop and grab yourself a copy or better yet, order a subscription, you won’t be disappointed.
+ The FlyFish Journal – http://www.theflyfishjournal.com/
About the image
+ Millie Paini releasing a Tarpon. Playa Blanca Lodge, Yucatan.
+ Tom Melvin hanging on for 8-seconds with a wild jumping Rainbow Trout. Kulik Lodge in Alaska
EDITORIAL | THE DRAKE MAGAZINE FALL ISSUE 2014
Crab Hand, Zach Wheeler
I’m happy to see my image accompanying Drew Chicone’s article “Consider the Crab” in the new Fall issue of The Drake Magazine.
Also… don’t forget to take a stroll over to Drew’s site, he has some great patterns – http://www.saltyflytying.com/
About the Image
+ Angler: Zach Wheeler
+ Location: Playa Blanca, Yucatan http://casablancafishing.com/
TICKETS BOOKED…SEE YOU IN A FEW WEEKS BELIZE!
Black and White Caribbean
It’s only a few weeks away until my big Belize adventure begins. I’m really looking forward to this shoot, it’s going to be a great trip: 5 lodges, 3 weeks. Stay tuned for live coverage from the field.
YELLOW DOG FLYFISHING ADVENTURES SHOOT
+ Turneffe Flats + Belcampo + Belize River Lodge + El Pescador Lodge + Cay Caulker
+ Hatch – Premium Fly Fishing Reels + Airflo Fishing + Scott Fly Rod Company + Patagonia + TroutHunter Products + DeLorme inReach
HATCH OUTDOORS | NEW ANGLERS ANNUAL 2015 CATALOG
The new 2015 Hatch Angler’s Annual is out! I’m very happy to be a small part of the Hatch family, and to be able contribute ever year. Their support has been nothing short of amazing. Big thanks and big congrats on another great year! I’m certainly looking forward to this upcoming year. Trips are on the books and things are in the works.
Also, a huge thanks to all those that help make these images possible: friends, family, fellow photogs, guides, anglers, staff, transfer agents, translators, editors, pilots and taxi cab drivers.
Hatch Outdoors, check em out!
+ Hatch Outdoors – http://www.hatchoutdoors.com/
+ 2015 Anglers Annual – http://www.hatchoutdoors.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Hatch_2015_AnglersAnnual.pdf