GRAY’S SPORTING JOURNAL: LEAD PHOTO // QUALITY IN PARADISE

ZEN AND THE ART OF BLUE TRAVALLIES
Article by: Miles Nolte

It’s great to see this image of a blue trevally as the lead off image for Miles Nolte’s article “Quality in Paradise”. The blue trevally is quickly becoming a favorite of mine to both fish for and to photograph. Robust and feisty, full of colors and patterns, they never disappoint the angler or the camera.

This issue is packed with great articles and impressive essays, it’s not one to be missed.
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.

Gray’s Sporting Journal
Vol. Forty-two, Issue 3
https://www.grayssportingjournal.com/
https://www.grayssportingjournal.com/quality-in-paradise/



Shot on assignment for Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures and FlyCastaway

CUBA PHOTO WORKSHOP 2017

PLAYA LARGO, CUBA
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Thinking about taking your photography skills to another level? Then consider signing up for Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures’ upcoming Cuba Fly Fishing Photography Workshop, happening October 14-25, 2017 in Playa Larga, Cuba.

There is nothing quite like a great “fish story” that includes tales of adventure, travel, and discovery. And while a good story is fun to hear, it’s always better when you have you a handful of amazing photos as well. There is no doubt that photography today is the new universal language, and many anglers have discovered the fun, creative possibilities of making memorable images over the course of their fishing trip. Nowadays, cameras are everywhere, and the ability to photograph your own adventures has never been easier. That said, the ability to shoot a photo does not mean that you’re guaranteed to capture good photos each and every time. If you’ve been thinking about taking your photography skills to another level in order to have your fishing memories captured in a way that truly showcases the beauty and excitement of the destinations that you visit, then consider signing up for Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures’ upcoming Cuba Fly Fishing Photography Workshop, happening October 14-25, 2017 in Playa Larga, Cuba. 

This hands-on, adventure-filled outdoor and fishing photography workshop is your chance to learn basic to intermediate photography skills from some of the most accomplished photographers and instructors in the industry. Learn to see your images and composition better, sharpen your camera technical skills, and set loose your creative drive while learning and photographing alongside our highly accomplished team of adventure angling photographers.

Whether you’ve just purchased your first camera and are wondering “what all those buttons are for,” or you’re a seasoned amateur-to-intermediate shooter wanting to make the most of your fishing and travel photography, this workshop will advance your skill level and improve your photos in the field. The workshop includes four days of guided fishing on the flats of Las Salinas in the famous Bay of Pigs region of Cuba. Anglers can expect to fish primarily to bonefish with possibilities for other marine species like permit, tarpon, snook, jacks, and barracuda. The flats of Las Salinas are a terrific area for wade fishing, so wading boots are highly recommended.

We’ve created a curriculum for this photo course that provides you with the necessary tools to create great images and truly “up” your photography game. In this immersive, eleven-day workshop, participating photographers will have daily detailed instructional lesson plans applied directly from the classroom to the field. Our pros will work alongside each participant, helping you to grow creatively with every shot. We’ve constructed a learning experience built around real-time scenarios to help you learn to anticipate and capture something special. This workshop will absolutely take your photography to the next level and will really help you make the most of your future fishing trips and adventure travel.

The eleven-day workshop also offers sufficient time in Havana to capture the sights and experience all that this fantastic city has to offer. After Havana you will have four days of fishing the flats of Las Salinas off the southern coast of Cuba, followed by a few days experiencing the Vinales Valley in Pinar del Rio Province. A UNESCO World Heritage site, the Vinales Valley is famous for the country’s classic tobacco farming techniques and methods, situated in one of the most unique and beautiful valleys in all of Cuba.

Details:
Location: Playa Larga / Las Salinas, Cuba
Dates: October 14-25, 2017 (11 nights / 10 days)
Cost Per Person: $6,995 (based on double occupancy)
YD Staff: Bryan Gregson (photography instructor) Kristen Tripp (Cuba Program Director, translator, and ground logistics)

All details and a complete overview of the itinerary can be found on our website at https://www.yellowdogflyfishing.com/specialty-trips/photo-workshops-schools

Reach out to Kirsten Tripp kristen@yellowdogflyfishing.com or call Yellow Dog at 406-585-8667 to reserve your spot on this unforgettable Cuban photographic experience!









GRAY’S SPORTING JOURNAL: PHOTO ESSAY // RUSSIAN SPRING

PHOTO ESSAY | KAMCHATKA PENINSULA
57° N 160° E – West of Russia Mainland

The Senanda River is mousing heaven if I’ve ever seen one. It’s not the fishing that draws me back here, it’s the overall experience. The landscape, the camp fires, the people, the food, the wildlife and then, of course, there is the fish. It was incredible to see a forest that is still relatively untouched and truly wild. Big thanks to Tom, Alejandro and James for letting me tag along with my camera daily.

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

Gray’s Sporting Journal
Vol. Forty-two, Issue 3
Photo Essay: Russian Spring
https://www.grayssportingjournal.com/
https://www.grayssportingjournal.com/russian-spring/





This essay is from my trip last year while on assignment for Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures

EDITORIAL | DRAKE MAGAZINE SPRING 2017


Spring Issue 2017, Volume 19.1

The new Spring issue of the Drake Magazine jsut hit the fly shops. This issue is not to be overlooked; it’s chock-full of original content from great writers and skilled photographers. It’s always a pleasure to see those images on paper and relive those moments again.

Its always an honor to see your name in the contributors section. But it takes a real team effort to create images and photograph dreams. Big thanks to my team and all those anglers, editors, lodges, guides, booking agents and supporters who help make these images come to life.

Head on down to your local shop and grab yourself a print copy or order a dual subscription and get it on your iPad, you won’t be disappointed and won’t ever miss an issue.

+ The Drake Magazine: http://www.drakemag.com/




PICTURED HERE - Miles LaRos: Sportsmans Lodge,
Matt Clawson and Jake Wells: Big Horn River Lodge,
William Bland: Fly Castaway - Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures


GRAY’S SPORTING JOURNAL: PHOTO ESSAY // 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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Plummers Lodge
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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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