The winter time is one of my favorite times to fish. The fishing is good and many of my guide friends have some time off. During the busy summers I rarely get a chance to fish with my friends as they are working around the clock trying to get the most of out of a limited guide season. So winter is often a time when I am able to go fishing with my friends. I linked up with my friend Pat Gaffney, we had a great day of catching up and catching fish and we managed to make a few photos too. Here Pat is getting ready to release a healthy Henry’s Fork rainbow back into the winter river.
I was shooting on location in rural Montana when I was told about a rare gem. In a quiet part of Montana a late 1800’s time capsule was imbedded into an old stone fireplace. It waits patiently for the right moment to be opened and I certainly want to be there when that happens!
The winter issue of the Drake Magazine is currently on the shelves and available electronically. I am happy I was able to squeeze a few images into this one at the last minute and its a added bonus when the images are of your buddies. Doug ties some great productive flies, be sure to check out the article.
This issue is not too be missed, it’s jam packed with abundant creative content. From the quiet Kootenai River to conservation issues on B.C.’s north coast, toothy Minnesota musky and far off Patagonia trout there is something for everyone.
Head down to your local shop and grab a copy or download it to your tablet and take it with you wherever you go!
The new Fly Fisherman Magazine 2016 Gear Guide is on the news stands! Lots of great new gear is hitting the shelves this year, along with some trusty staples. I’m pleased that a few of my images were a good fit for this year’s layout. They always bring back such great memories. I always feel very lucky to be able to spend time with those who are passionate about life. A big thanks goes out to all those anglers that allow me to tag along on their personal journeys, you know who you are.
Head down to your local shop and grab a copy, or better yet, get a yearly subscription and never miss an issue.
Photo 1: Yvon Chouinard fighting a hearty Henry’s Fork River rainbow on his Tenkara rod.
Photo 2: Millie and Ella Paini enjoying some quality mother daughter time on their home water.
Photo 3: Dec Hogan sending out laser spey casts, as usual, on the Grand Ronde River.
I’ve been fortunate to meet and photograph people from all different walks of life. Portraiture is not my strong suit but I enjoy attempting to capture people in their free unaltered moments.
1. Larry Keel – Last Chance, Idaho
2. Antonio of Asunta Village – Amazon Jungle, Bolivia
3. Rick Matney – Wrangell, Alaska
4. Rene Harrop – Henry’s Fork River, Idaho
4. Eric Grinnell – Bow River, Alberta, Canada
5. River Buddies participant
6. Pat Gaffney – Madison River, Montana