GRAY’S SPORTING JOURNAL: UNTOUCHED

PHOTO ESSSAY | SAINT BRANDONS ATOLL
6° 35’0.0”S 59° 40’0.0”E – North East of Mauritius

I’m thrilled to see the voyage to St. Brandon’s Atoll in the Mauritius made it to print. Each time I think about this incredible adventure with the crew at Flycastaway I still can’t believe it. What an incredible area, I had no idea places like this actually existed in reality. A journey I will always remember and a place I will always want to return to.

This essay is from my trip last year while on assignment for Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures with the amazing crew at Fly Castaway. It has been said the Cargados Carajos Shoals is very remote, way off-the-grid and is extremely difficult to get there. I couldn’t agree more. 

Big thanks to William for letting me tag along with him on the flats with my camera and to my bunk mate Murray for putting up with all my gear, I’m glad we both had the same taste in room temperate!

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. This issue is packed with great articles and some impressive photo essays, its not one to be missed.

Gray’s Sporting Journal: The Fly Fishing Edition
Vol. Forty-two, Issue 1
Photo Essay: Untouched
https://www.grayssportingjournal.com/




 

YELLOW DOG PHOTO SCHOOL | RECAP

PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP || FISH, PHOTO & TRAVEL
El Pescador, Belize

This past October we launched the Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures Photo Workshop series. This program focuses on fishing, travel and photography. For our first stop we chose Belize as it’s an easy location to gets to, has amazing scenery with a variety of opportunities to photograph. We teamed up with the folks at El Pescador Lodge, who took great care of our large group. We held daily presentations with cold beers and great tasting local finger food. A jam-packed itinerary followed a very detailed course curriculum that incorporated fun daily field assignments. It was exciting to see the progression of the participants each day as we toured the towns, snorkeled in the reserve and fished the famed Savannah flats. The weather was dramatic at times and only a few of us somehow dodged the down poor. All in all it was a great experience and a huge success. This is the first of many and I am looking forward to the upcoming 2017 lineup.

+ Yellow Dog Belize 2016 workshop Recap:
http://www.yellowdogflyfishing.com/blog/announcing-2017-yellow-dog-photography-workshops-belize-idaho-and-cuba

+ BGP Workshop Web Page:
http://bryangregsonphotography.com/photography-workshops/














New 2017 DATES & LOCATIONS

BELIZE // June 2017
IDAHO / U.S. WEST // August 2017
CUBA // October 2017

http://bryangregsonphotography.com/photography-workshops/

Ready to up both your fishing and photography skills?
Call us at 800-777-5060 or send us an email to info@yellowdogflyfishing.com
to help with your next photo adventure.


 

NEXT STOP, THE GREAT WHITE NORTH

NORTHWEST TERRITORIES, YUKON & ONTARIO BOUND
On Assignment: Part I 

My bags are packed, Global Rescue and SAT phone in tow and I am heading out the door for a few weeks. I was thrilled to get the call to head to the Great White North accompanying Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures program director Shaun Lawson. Shaun and I will be headed to several remote locations over the course of the next few weeks, including the Arctic Circle. We will be targeting char, lake trout, brookies, pike and maybe a few other fin’d species. This is the first leg of my Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures summer tour. There are a numerous locations lined for up for the next few months, stay tuned!

+ Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures: http://www.yellowdogflyfishing.com

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ONLY A FEW SPOTS LEFT | YELLOW DOG PHOTO WORKSHOP

YELLOW DOG ON-THE-WATER PHOTO WORKSHOP
Ambergris Caye, Belize

Do you want to learn how to take better photographs while fishing and traveling? Come join us in Belize and learn how! There are only a couple of spots left on our photo workshop, give us a call now!

Join Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures for a hands-on, adventure-filled outdoor and fishing photography workshop in beautiful Belize. This six-night / five-day school will take place at El Pescador Lodge on Ambergris Caye October 22-28, 2016. This immersive workshop will be led by three well-known and accomplished outdoor and fishing photographers: Bryan Gregson, Jess McGlothlin and Jim Klug. The school includes daily classes and instruction, three full days of guided flats fishing, field trips on Ambergris and visits to surrounding islands, all lodging and meals.

HATCH OUTDOORS | NEW ADS

HATCH OUTDOORS SUMMER ADS 
Commercial Advertisement 

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/

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PATAGONIA FISH CATALOG | SPRING 2016

PATAGONIA FISH CATALOG SPRING 2016
 Oregon Whitewater + Idaho Tenkara + Traditions

The new Patagonia Fish Catalog arrived in the mail yesterday and I couldn’t be more pleased to see a few familiar faces along with many friends. A big thank you to all those folks who allow me to follow them around with my camera and document small significant moments of your life.

Check out all the latest and greatest in outdoor gear.
+ Patagonia: http://www.patagonia.com/us/fly-fishing

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LOUISIANA TRIP | FIELD ASSIGNMENT

LOUISIANA TRIP RECAP
New Orleans and Redfish

It was great to see the sights and sounds of New Orleans. I wish I had more time to explore the city and the rich culture but it was great to have a cup of Joe and a beignet at world famous Café Du Monde and observe the colorful scenery of Bourbon street. We found a few redfish, ate a few spicy crawdads, saw some gators and even tossed out a hand-line. All in all it was a pretty amazing trip and I look forward to returning one day.

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-down-bayou

+ Stock archive here: http://bryangregsonphoto.photoshelter.com/gallery-collection/LOUISIANA

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YELLOW DOG TEAM RETREAT & PINK BOAT

YELLOW DOG TEAM RETREAT & PINK BOAT
Big Hole River, Montana

A team that fishes together kicks butt together. I had a great time at our annual Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures retreat this past weekend at Great Waters Inn in Melrose, Montana. It was a fun few days of fishing and relaxing. Thanks all!

The “Pink Boat” was out and about and has a new logo wrap. Wanna help row her around on your river this summer?! Rowing for a Cure Pink Boat

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ST BRANDONS ATOLL | FIELD ASSIGNMENT

ST BRANDONS ATOLL RECAP
Middle of Nowhere, Indian Ocean

I just returned from an inspiring trip to the Indian Ocean and ST Brandon’s Atoll, what an incredible adventure. I never knew a place like that existed. It was very inspiring to see a healthy fishery and ecosystem that is still intact. The wade fishing for bonefish was as incredible. It’s an ocean safari of animals and birds that I’ve never seen before. It’s not a place for everyone, a long journey filed with flights and a massive ocean crossing. We had a great captain and the 15-foot seas for 24+ hours didn’t seem so bad. Hats off to the FlyCasway team for showing me their amazing office. Thanks for your hospitality!

+ Yellow Dog Blog post here: http://www.yellowdogflyfishing.com/blog/st-brandons-atoll-recap

+ Yellow Dog FlyFishing Adventures: http://www.yellowdogflyfishing.com/st-brandons-0
+ FlyCastaway: http://flycastaway.com/

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ST. BRANDON’S ATOLL | MAURITIUS

SAINT BRANDON’S ATOLL | INDIAN OCEAN
16° 35’0.0”S 59° 40’0.0”E – North East of Mauritius

Here we go, cue the automatic “out-of-office” email reply! ….My bags are packed, Global Rescue and SAT phone in tow and I am heading out the door in less than 24 hours. It is going to take 4 days, 4 plane rides, 2 hotels and a 28hr, 268-nautical-mile ocean crossing later to get there. My final destination is a very remote place called Île Raphael on St.Brandon’s Atoll, it’s about 10,393.44 miles away from home.

St. Brandon (Saint Brandon), also known as Cargados Carajos Shoals, is a collective of over 50 islands, coral ridges and vast sand flats on an extended reef located in the middle of absolutely nowhere Indian Ocean. I will be on assignment for Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures with the Fly Castaway boys targeting anything that swims on the flats, mainly giant bonefish and giant trevally. It has been said this place is literally the next frontier in the world of saltwater flats fishing. It is very remote, way off-the-grid and is one of the few remaining protected pristine places left on the planet, not too mention, its extremely difficult to get there.

I am beyond excited and I feel very lucky to be on this trip. This is for sure a once in a life-time opportunity for me, I am looking forward to the adventure and I can’t wait to make some photographs.

+ Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures: http://www.yellowdogflyfishing.com/fly-fishing-vacation-lodges/fly-fishing-indian-ocean-st-brandons-atoll.htm
+ Fly Castaway: http://flycastaway.com/

“Mauritius was made first and then heaven, heaven being copied after Mauritius.”-Mark Twain

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