THIS IS FLY | FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHER

THIS IS FLY, issue 65: LIFE ON THE ROAD
Bryan Gregson: a photographer from another time

I was featured as a photographer, and Tim Harden penned a humbling article to accompany my work — a surprise indeed. Big thanks for all the support from Paris at TIF and Tim Harden at Coast Fly Media. Although I’d prefer to stay out of the limelight, I couldn’t be more humbled and thankful for this opportunity.

Head on over to This Is Fly, and check out this article along with many other great articles and photos.

This Is Fly, issue 65: http://thisisfly.com/
Tim Harden: http://www.coastflymedia.com/

*cover photo was taken by Austin Trayser


 

DUBAI ON THE FLY | OTG TEAM RELEASES NEW TRAILER

FLY FISHING FILM TOUR
Off the Grid Studios: Filmed on location in Dubai

I am pleased to announce the trailer for the 2017 Fly Fishing Film Tour film, Dubai on the Fly has just dropped. This is a film created by our collective group, Off The Grid Studios. It was great to spend time working with such an inspiring story with an incredible group of individuals.

DUBAI ON THE FLY || FILM
The tallest skyscrapers, the fastest cars, the fanciest restaurants and the most exclusive resorts and clubs. When westerners think of Dubai, fishing is about the last thing we imagine, if we think of it at all. But at the heart of this fast, modern city lies a shockingly intact traditional fishing culture alongside a budding fly angling industry. Acting as the Anthony Bourdain of this culture-and-recreation oriented film is Colorado-based angler and film veteran Frank Smethurst. Joining with Captain Nick Bowles and Emirati angler Mohammed Al Faour, Frank unveils familiar and unexpected sides of this iconic city, in the desert and on the water.

This new media project, over two years in the making, will premier in the 2018 Fly Fishing Film Tour and travel the globe to festivals worldwide. The film will hit more than 140 cities in the United States alone.


+ The Fly Fishing Film Tour: http://flyfilmtour.com/
+ Off The Grid Studios: http://offthegridstudios.com/
http://offthegridstudios.com/otg-team-releases-new-trailer-dubai-fly-trailer/

 


DUBAI ON THE FLYF3t FILM TOUR TEASER



 

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

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

BHA STREAM ACCESS REPORT | COVER

BACKCOUNTRY HUNTERS & ANGLERS
Stream Access Report 2017

Public stream access is an important part of my life, and profession, so I couldn’t be more pleased to see these images accompany such an important part of our industry and heritage. I urge anyone that is concerned about public lands and public stream access to please get involved. If its not BHA, get involved in a local organization that is working towards a common sense compromise. Our future generations will thank you!

Check out the BHA link for detailed information on each region of the US. Its worth the read. Its also free, so download it, read it and pass it along.

Get informed, get involved.
+ BHA Stream Access Report: http://www.backcountryhunters.org/stream_access_report

+ Utah Stream Access Coalition: http://utahstreamaccess.org/







 

OTHER SIDE OF THE LENS | PATAGONIA FLY FISH AD

TOUGH PUFF PRINT AD
Olympic Peninsula, Washington 

At one time in my career, I was in front of the lens, pictured on a few covers, a couple commercial ads, and in editorial publications. That seems so long ago. These days, I am mostly behind the lens, documenting anglers and their lifestyles and journeys. I am usually pretty good at avoiding the other end of the camera, but every now and again I get photographed. So you might say I was very surprised to see the new Patagonia Fish Ad for the new Tough Puff was of a photo of me!

This image was shot by Patagonia Ambassador Eric Paulson while we were on assignment for a shoot. I didn’t know he was quietly sniping photos while I was trying to navigate what seemed to be miles of log jams. It was already a fun trip so this image is icing on the cake. Nice shooting, Eric!

Check out their site for more information on the
new Tough Puff from Patagonia you won’t be disappointed.

+ Patagonia Tough Puff: http://www.patagonia.com/product/mens-tough-puff-hoody/81760.html




HATCH OUTDOORS | SUMMER AD 2017

HATCH PREMIUM FLY FISHING PRODUCTS
Drake Magazine summer 2017 Ad

A few new Hatch Outdoors Ads have been surfacing this summer season, I’m happy to see that we landed one of them! I say this all the time, but its true, its always nice to actually hold the fruits of our labor in print.

Getting great images in the field always take a team effort, always. This image was from a trip with Shaun lawson of Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures. We were at Miminiska Lodge in Ontario. On this day we were in the lake fishing for pike and walleye. Big thanks to all the anglers, manufactures, lodges, staff, guides, logistics agents, etc, who helped with the process, these images wouldn’t be created without your help and continued support.

Click the link to check out more products from Hatch Outdoors.
USA Made, Globally Fished

+ Hatch Outdoors: http://www.hatchoutdoors.com/
+ The Drake Magazine: http://www.drakemag.com/



DRAKE MAG VIDEO AWARD WINNER | BEST CONSERVATION FILM

FINDING FONTINALIS WINS BEST CONSERVATION FILM
Drake Magazine Video Awards: ICAST/IFTD

I couldn’t be more thrilled to announce that Finding Fontinalis took home the Best Conservation Film award at The Drake Magazine Video Awards! Big congrats to the entire team — all of whom worked hard on this project. I can’t post this without giving thanks to all the sponsors, lodges, guides, writers, filmers, artists, and volunteers for believing in and supporting this very important project over the years. Without all of you, this film would not have been possible.

The Drake Video Awards is always a great night of friends, films, drinks, and food. Great job to the Drake Mag team, and thanks for always entertaining us year after year. If you haven’t been to the Drake Video Awards yet, make sure to attend the show next year in Orlando!

+ Drake Magazine Film Awards: http://www.drakemag.com/video-awards.html




Finding Fontinalis is available for purchase/download!
You can now enjoy the highly anticipated full-length feature film at your leisure.
Order a copy today!

+ Finding Fontinalis: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/findingfontinalis


Finding Fontinalis from Cinema Digital Productions on Vimeo.


 

NORTHWEST FLY FISHING MAGAZINE | COVER AND PHOTO ESSAY, ALASKA

ALASKA SEA RUN RAINBOWS
July/August 2017

I’m delighted to see the new Cover and Exposure Section of the current issue of Northwest Fly Fishing Magazine. It’s always a humbling honor to be accepted for a cover and photo essay piece.

See this and much more in the current issue. 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.

Big thanks to anglers: Rick Matney, Tom Melvin, Camille Egdorf, Austin Trayser, James Warren

+ Chrome Chasers Lodge: http://chromechasers.com/
+ Northwest Fly Fishing Magazine: http://www.matchthehatch.com/NorthwestFlyFishing
+ Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures: https://www.yellowdogflyfishing.com/

 







 

Las Pampas Lodge 2018 Video and Brochure

PATAGONIA, ARGENTINA
New Media for Las Pampas Lodge

Our team headed to Las Pampas Lodge this past spring for our annual Argentina trip. Las Pampas Lodge is located in a charming old traditional town surrounded by towering peaks and small, remote waters with great hatches and willing fish. Tucked away in the heart of the Patagonia, this small town certainly has a big fishing problem.

Many thanks to the lodge team for their time and energy. We truly enjoyed filming this winter with the LPL crew and look forward to our annual return in 2018.

+ More videos: https://vimeo.com/laspampaslodge
+ Las Pampas Lodge: http://www.laspampaslodge.com/

+ 2018 BROCHURE: https://issuu.com/laspampaslodge/docs/new-brochure-2018