By chance I was in Last Chance Idaho at the TroutHunter Lodge and Milton Menasco & the Big Fiasco from Bozeman Montana were live on stage and rocking it. It was a great night on the Fork, hope to see these guys again!
COVER | FLYFISHING & TYING JOURNAL Spring 2015 issue | Island park, Idaho
The new spring issue of the Flyfishing & Tying Journal hit the newsstands a few weeks ago. I’m excited to see my image landed on the cover! This was a great surprise, it wasn’t expected.
The cover image is of TroutHunter guide Pat Gaffney. Randomly had a day off and we took advantage of the late spring hatch on the Henry’s Fork River. Also included is a photo essay on the Henry’s Fork Salmonfly hatch. I was fortunate to be able to get on the water with some top guides, who just so happen to be my friends. Images include: Brandon Prince, Phil Sgamma, Brad Miller and Carlos Chaves.
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
SUPPORTERS + Hatch – Premium Fly Fishing Reels + Airflo Fishing + Scott Fly Rod Company + Patagonia + TroutHunter Products + DeLorme inReach
A portrait of “Ozzie” before he was taken to the Teton Raptor Center for wing and shoulder rehabilitation. I think this shows his personality well: a brave courageous bird with a will to live.
I’m happy he is flying once again back home in the Box Canyon of the Henry’s Fork River, Yellowstone country.
PUBLISHED FLYFUSION MOBI ISSUE 2014 Editorial Magazine
I’m pleased to a have Henry’s Fork River photo essay in the premier issue of Fly Fusion Magazine MOBI. Summer is just around the corner, can’t wait for opening day! Big thanks to the great folks at TroutHutner Lodge!
The first encounter with a Roseate Spoonbill I was truly amazed. Odd looking creatures, with a unique look, cool personality and full of vibrant color, and did I mention…they are 5 different colors of pink!! Maybe to those that see these daily there’s not much to lift an eyebrow over, but to this rocky mountain dude, it’s a rare and jaw-dropping day when you see a flock of pink birds, in mangroves. Ever encounter I have with them is still of wonder. They congregate close to us, watching our actions with curios eyes. One in our group commented on Labrador like characteristics and facial expressions. In a few minutes dozen appear to watch our angling show. Always feel lucky too see these magnificent animals, and I always wonder what they are thinking…. Nature is pretty dang cool. This is one of many images of Spoonbills from the trip to the middle of the Yucatan
Cool looking spiny-tail iguanas seemed to be lurking around everywhere in the Yucatan. I had a hard time getting in close at first, until the locals clued me in on a little trick. The trick seemed to work and I was able to get in tight on this feller while basking on a large piece of washed-up coral. I was fortunate and was able to capture a lot of wildlife imagery on this trip, birds, fish, lizards, sharks, tarpon trying to eat a bird rookery, and of course humans. I even ventured to the famous “Iguana Island” for lunch in ascension bay to see the lunch pets, and make a cast…I never knew Iguanas loved jalapeños.
I’m very excited to see one of my images on the new Spring 2013 cover of the The Drake Magazine!! It’s been a great publication for many years, one that I eagerly look forward too as both a fisherman and photographer. For me its a humbling honor for any of my images to make into print ,and making the cover has always been a lifetime goal of mine.
This image below is of good friend ,and phenomenal angler, Millie Jo Paini fishing her beloved Henry’s Fork river. It was a great hatch that day and both Mille and husband Rich were out doing what they both love to do, “play the game ” (dry fly fishing) on the famous Railroad ranch section. There are a few other goodies inside from BGP, including a little somethin’ somethin’ by friends Johnny Pares and Rita Rose Adams on dry fly bonefish from a recent trip to Casa and Playa Blanca in the Yucatan. The shot was very challenging for many reasons. It didn’t come easy and we spend days trying to get it. After dozens of hook-ups and we finally managed to get a few that really show the fully open mouth of a Bonefish trying to eat from the surface. It was one of the most amazing fly fishing experiences I’ve seen. I know I won’t look at bonefish the same way ever again. Rounding out the issue is buddy Tom Watkins over at the good ol’ TroutHunter freezing on the pages in the spectrum section. Nothing like a brisk mid-winters day of fishing on the Henry’s Fork. Huge thanks all the anglers for doing what you do and letting me document it with my camera, without you these images and adventures would never happen.
This issue is action packed, lots of solid content from some of the most talented writers and photographers in the industry. So head down to your local fly shop and grab a copy today, or better yet, get a subscription!.. hell, snag a shirt too.
ANOTHER TRADE SHOW, ANOTHER BANNER 2012 IFTD Trouthunter Lodge
This year I sat down with TroutHunter Products to find distinctive imagery for their upcoming 2012 trade show booth. We selected a fitting image which would not only be pleasing to the eyes of potential passing customers but an image that captures the unique lifeblood of the company. Its important to know and understand what your clients company branding style is so that you can deliver exceptional exclusive imagery.
Story Behind the Photo This past summer I had the opportunity to shoot an Osprey that was rescued by a few local Henry’s Fork river guides. If you somehow missed that incredible story be sure to head over and check out the article over on the TroutHunter Lodge blog [HERE]
About the Product If you haven’t heard the news yet, TroutHunter products is making superior tippet and leaders these days. So, if your like most anglers out there and your contemplating what the strongest fluorocarbon on the market today might be, I urge you to investigate, or better yet, order a spool and try it for yourself…you will not be disappointed.