EDITORIAL | FLY FISHERMAN MAGAZINE GEAR GUIDE 2017

EDITORIAL | FLY FISHERMAN MAGAZINE
Gear Guide 2017

The Fly Fisherman Magazine 2017 Gear Guide has recently hit the newsstands! I’m happy to see that an image from our Alaskan shoot last year made the cover. This image of angler Camille Egdorf was taken in while on location shooting for Yellow Dog Fly Fishing Adventures. We were searching for the elusive Sea Run Rainbow Trout with Rick Matney when she hooked into this gem. It was a great trip with great friends. I hope to one day see to the temperate rainforest of the great white north again, it really is the last of the salmon (and steelhead) forests.

Head down to your local shop and grab a copy, or better yet, get a yearly subscription and never miss an issue.

+ Fly Fisherman Magazine: http://www.flyfisherman.com/

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COVER | STEELHEADERS JOURNAL

EDITORIAL COVER | STEELHEADER’S JOURNAL
2016 issue

I am very pleased to see this image on the cover of the 2016 issue of the Steelheaders Journal. It’s always nice to see your hard work in print and its even nice’r to see your work on the cover. I couldn’t be more happy. This image is of Rick Mantey releasing a chrome steelhead back into the native waters of Alaska.

Grab a copy from your local shop … or order one today!
+ Steelheaders Journal: http://www.steelheadersjournal.com/

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PRODUCT PACKAGE IMAGE | AIRFLO

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.

+ Airflo: http://airflousa.com/two-hand-lines/

Do you have a product that needs imagery? Don’t hesitate to reach out. I have an extensive library of global images to choose from or let my team and I help you create a unique impactful look for your next project.

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SOUTHEAST ALASKA | FIELD ASSIGNMENT

SEAK TRIP RECAP
Steelhead + Crab + Prawns = OH MY!

I was certainly happy to get the call to head to Southeast Alaska this past spring. This remote temperate rainforest is a place of adventure, wonder and some of the best wild steelhead fishing around. The weather, the climate, the tides, the terrain and just trying to get there also makes it one of the most vigorous angling exploits imaginable, the temperate rainforest is not for the faint of heart. However, besides the constant uphill battle, this is also one of the most thrilling adventures a fly angler can have! It was a fun week of crab, prawns, and steelhead. I can’t wait to return.

For more on the trip and to book your trip be sure to check out the Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures trip report on the blog and the link to the complete stock image archives.

+ Yellow Dog Blog Report: http://www.yellowdogflyfishing.com/blog/trip-report-chrome-chasers

+ Stock archive here: http://bryangregsonphoto.photoshelter.com/gallery/Chrome-Chasers-2016

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EDITORIAL | TROUT MAGAZINE

EDITORIAL | TROUT MAGAZINE | TABLE OF CONTENTS
Spring 2016

The new issue of TROUT magazine is hot off the press. I’m thrilled and humbled to have landed the Table of Contents image. This is a photo of a wild sea run rainbow/steelhead from an incredible place that needs to be protected, The Tongass National Forest.

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?

+ TROUT Magazine: http://www.tu.org/media/trout-magazine
+ Trout Unlimited: http://www.tu.org/

+ Americas Salmon Forest: http://www.americansalmonforest.org/
+ Chrome Chasers: http://chromechasers.com/

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ATTN: SERIOUS ANGLERS | OPEN SEATS AVAILABLE

ATTN: SERIOUS ANGLERS | OPEN SEATS AVAILABLE ON UPCOMING ADVENTURES
St, Brandons Atoll-Mauritius, Wrangell-Alaska, Kamchatka-Russia

Are you a serious angler looking for a trip of a lifetime? Join me for one of my upcoming adventures. I have a few slots open for the individual seeking a trip of adventure and the unknown. These are very adventurous trips with some of the best fishing found anywhere on the planet! This is not a big group of hosted anglers, rather a small select few. All persons should be in good physical condition; these trips require a lot of wade fishing and tons of action. Global Rescue is required for St. Brandon’s and Russia.

Looking for a few serious anglers. Please contact me for details –> bryan@bryangregsonphotography.com

+ NOW! ST. BRANDON’S ATOLL: Monster bonefish and GT’s – March 30-April 13 – 1 spot
+ SOUTHEAST ALASKA: Wild remote Steelhead – April 17-23 – a few spots avail
+ KAMCHATKA: Mouse eating rainbows – Exploratory – July 25-8th – 1 spot

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NW TOUR PT 3 | FIELD ASSIGNMENT

NW TOUR PT 3 | FIELD ASSIGNMENT
Rogue River, Oregon

The last stop of the Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures Pacific Northwest Tour finished on Oregon’s Rogue River with Tight Lines Fly Fishing, run by the legendary Helfrich Family. Now run by the fourth generation, they certainly know their stuff. Since 1925, they’ve been in the business of running big whitewater and chasing fish in drift boats. The guide crew was super pro and we were definitely in the presence of river masters!

Dry fly fishing for “half-pounder” steelhead was hot and the Rogue River twitch technique produced some great fighting fish. The river itself was stunning, and the scenery, wildlife, and big rapids all created a big, exciting adventure. We camped at different lodges along the way, toured historical sites and ate like royalty (We highly recommend the pork chops!). A big thanks to Tight Lines Fly Fishing and all those who helped make this leg of the trip a success!

+ Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures Lodge Page: http://www.yellowdogflyfishing.com/united-states

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NW TOUR PT 2 | FIELD ASSIGNMENT

NW TOUR PT 2 | FIELD ASSIGNMENT
Klickitat River, Washington

For the second leg of the Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures Pacific Northwest Tour, we headed south to the Klickitat River. We said farewell to Jeff and CJ at Black Bear Lodge and traveled to The Steelhead Ranch, another program with The Evening Hatch. Coffee was on at 5:45 AM and soon after followed a hearty breakfast. We tossed gear in the truck and were out the door with owner Jack Mitchell right at sun-up. Fishing the upper canyon of the Klickitat wasn’t easy; the recent rain created some tough conditions. But we managed to bring a fish to hand, thanks to Cameron. The staff at The Evening Hatch was top-notch — very friendly and accommodating. The lodge amenities are very comfortable and meet all the expectations for a well-run operation. We can’t wait to return! Next, we’re heading across the mighty Columbia to Oregon. Stay tuned!

+ Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures Lodge Page: http://www.yellowdogflyfishing.com/destinations-contiguous-us-washington/steelhead-ranch

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NEW PRINTS | CHROME CHASERS LODGE: WRANGELL, ALASKA

NEW PRINTS | CHROME CHASERS LODGE: WRANGELL, ALASKA
Wrangell, Alaska

Chrome Chasers Lodge in Wrangell, Alaska is has recently purchased a new building and remolding has already begun. Along with new countertops, flooring, paint and tile, the walls will have new prints for the upcoming 2015 season. The images chosen were selected from our catalog and advertisement production captured at the lodge last year for Hatch Outdoors. I’m pleased to have images hanging in the new place; they will compliment the new renovations nicely.

+ Catalog: http://bryangregsonphotography.com/hatch-outdoors-anglers-annual-2015/
+ Advertisement: http://bryangregsonphotography.com/hatch-outdoors-summer-ad-2014-motion-stills/

+ Chrome Chasers: http://chromechasers.com/
+ Hatch Outdoors: http://www.hatchoutdoors.com/

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A SERIES OF BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHS

A SERIES OF BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHS
A few Black and White moments from my life on the road

“When you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in Black and white, you photograph their souls!”
― Ted Grant

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+Playa Blanca, Yucatan Johnny Pares spinning up some topwater bonefish flies.

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+Skagit River, Washington Scott Wilson swinging for saltwater rainbows on an early foggy morning.

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+Las Pampas, Argentina Argentine Gaucho, Jonathan Nunis, observes the outcome of his trusty calving rope work. Jonathan is one of the few old World gauchos, the last of his kind. It’s very much a fragile way of life in the new realm of technology, power and greed. I’ve never felt so humbled, so welcomed, so very small and insignificant in the big small world. It’s my hope their way of life continues forever.

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+Casa Blanca, Yucatan A Yucatan Osprey heads to a palm tree with breakfast in its talons. I enjoyed watching the hunt and the feast, a day I won’t forget.

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+Remote backcountry, Argentina Yvon Chouinard studying maps of the expedition in his tent. Andes Mountains, Argentina. This image represents my childhood dream and my childhood hero. A good role model and hero can make a difference, especially for the youngsters. It could be anyone really, a parent, a friend, someone who over came the odds, maybe a neighbor, perhaps a coach, an explorer, probably someone with a backbone that created positive change, it could be anyone with integrity, guts and bravery. These types follow their own quest, which is more often than not, the hard road. They fail but get back up and keep on going with their integrity and spine in tact, and they instill the seed of chance in others. Decades later I was the middle of the Andes Mountains gearing up for a big adventure. Ironically my childhood hero was also on the expedition team. I feel very fortunate to have captured this moment, for me it’s an internal lifetime accomplishment. It was also an inspiring moment, solidifying with certainty; the only limitations are those we put on ourselves. You can do anything you want to, you just have to actually want to do it. The champ is still going hard, still following his dreams, and still forging his own path. And its not everyday you get to bring your childhood hero on an expedition and take his picture when he’s not looking. Thirty-years later, I’m inspired once again.