EDITORIAL COVER | SOUTHWEST FLY FISHING MAGAZINE 2019

MORNING LIGHT ON THE TEXAS COAST
Jan/Feb 2019

I’m happy to see our image landed on the cover of Southwest Fly Fishing Magazine. It’s always a humbling honor to have your work featured in an editorial magazine, but especially the cover.

This photograph is from a great morning on the Texas coast with Corby Robertson and Mike Trotter who were fly fishing for redfish. A little teamwork goes a long way.

A big thanks to the anglers as well as Dagon Apparel and Paul Bourcq at Drift Media Productions. Without all your hard work, none of this is made possible.

Grab a copy at your to your local shop or order a digital copy for your tablet for more great content.

+ Southwest Fly Fishing Magazine 
https://southwest-fly-fishing.myshopify.com/products/sw-2019-jan-print



+ Dagon Apparel Company +
 https://www.dagonfishing.com/

+ Drift Media Productions+
http://driftmediaproductions.com/


 

NEW FILM “NEXTGEN” PREMIERING AT FLY FISHING FILM TOUR 2019

NEXTGEN + 2019 F3t FILM TOUR TEASER
Off the Grid Studios

Off the Grid Studios is pleased to announce a new film — “NexGen.” With support from the Orvis Company, Scientific Anglers, and WorldCast Anglers, the latest from Off the Grid Studios will premiere on the 2019 Fly Fishing Film Tour.

In “NexGen,” filmmaker RA Beattie tells the story of generational bonds and friendships formed through fly fishing. In the film, Beattie offers a new perspective, as the film is told from the point of view and with the narration of Jack Buccola — a 12-year-old angler from Bend, Oregon. The film follows Jack as he experiences living in a fly fisherman’s house, witnesses the impact of fires on his home waters, and explores new waters on a road trip with his father Ryan, friend Judd Field, and Judd’s father Pete. Throughout the journey, Jack grows to appreciate the steelhead of the Northwest, the native cutthroat trout found on the South Fork of the Snake River and other tributaries, and Jack also realizes the potential for more travel with a tying business.

“Our 2019 production ‘NexGen’ takes viewers along for a ride on a more attainable, grassroots adventure here at home in the American West,” explains Beattie. “I’m very proud of our entire team and excited to bring the young cast, epic eats, and stunning nature scenes to the big screen in theaters around the world.”

“NexGen” will be featured on the 2019 Fly Fishing Film Tour, which begins Jan. 19, 2019, in Bozeman, Montana. This is the 16th film from Off the Grid Studios/Beattie Outdoors Productions in the Fly Fishing Film Tour, and the filmmakers have had official selections in the Fly Fishing Film Tour since the event began 13 years ago.

“NexGen” was directed, edited, and produced by RA Beattie, produced and filmed by Bryan Gregson, written by Sarah Grigg and Tim Harden, filmed and edited by Will Phelps, and audio engineered by Troy Hermes, with still photography from Arian Stevens. Marko Milosevic contributed the graphics.

About Off the Grid Studios:
Off the Grid Studios is a network of talented people from around the world who take the creative process from concept to fruition. From content creation to marketing, the Off the Grid Studios team has been delivering creative storytelling for more than a decade.


+ The Fly Fishing Film Tour: https://vimeo.com/311130975
+ Off The Grid Studios: http://offthegridstudios.com/new-film-nexgen-premiering-at-fly-fishing-film-tour-2019/




*All images by Arian Stevens

COVER | ORVIS CATALOG

CATALOG COVER | DECEMBER 2018
Pink Salmon tail, Alaska

It’s always a special day to open the mailbox and see your image on the cover of a manufacturing catalog. This image is from a great trip to Alaska with a good fishing buddy, Tom Melvin. The moment I saw the light and the tail I knew I had something to work with. Pink Salmon are such amazing fish, I can’t wait to get back to photograph them again.

For all the latest and greatest in fly fishing check out the Orvis website and sign up for their catalog!

+ Orvis: https://www.orvis.com/fly-fishing


 

VIDEO EDIT | BELIZE, GRAND SLAM X 2

TWO GRAND SLAMS IN TWO DAYS
Bonefish + Permit + Tarpon x 2

BGP member Will Phelps put together a quick personal edit while on a content gathering assignment in Belize.

It’s not unheard of, but two grand slams in two days is a rarity! “We never expected it to be this good. On the last two days of our trip to Belize, it all came together. The calm and sunny conditions were perfect for flats fishing. Thanks to our incredible guides, Lincoln Westby and Marvin Leslie, two grand slams were boated. Luck was on our side, and angler Damien Nurre got it done”.

Check out the edit.


2 SLAMS, 2 DAYS
+ Camera operator and edit: Will Phelps


 

ANIMATION + GRAPHICS | COMMERICAL AD

FINATIC PERFORMANCE ANGLING
commercial work

BGP member Sean McCormick just finished up his latest project, “Finatic Technology Series”, for client Finatic Performance Angling.

Handcrafted work is what we do here at BGP and Sean our go-to man to getting things like technical 3D motion graphic edits completed. Sean, along with Justin Meyer, produced a series of technical commercial pieces full of motion and animation graphics along with a few clever camera tricks. Projects like this are not always easy, being able to meet with clients and understand what they are looking for and then delivering above and beyond takes time, effort and skill. Our clients at Finatic Tackle were thrilled with the final product series, which means, the fellas can now go fishing.

Finatic Technology Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLNV3CmdWlNw6fkAoKXDKJP1x_gVg4121g

+ Finatic Performance Angling: https://finatictackle.com/




 

QUEENFISH DUBAI | THIS IS FLY MAGAZINE

QUEENFISH DUBAI
This is Fly :: Issue No 67 

The new issue of This Is Fly dropped, and it’s great to see a feature on Dubai on the Fly make the cover. Frank Smethurst and I had the opportunity to sit down and talk about the experience of fly fishing in Dubai, and this interview is included in the issue along with many photos from Dubai.

Big thanks to RA Beattie for capturing this photo of me with a mighty queen on the cover. It’s certainly a big surprise! It’s always odd seeing myself in photos, and I’m much more comfortable on the other side of the lens. And yes, the Off the Grid Studios team kept this from me as they know I would have protested! Ha — Thanks, team!

http://www.thisisfly.com/

http://offthegridstudios.com/dubai-on-the-fly-long-form-world-premier/

https://www.amazon.com/dubai-fly-frank-smetherst/dp/b07ccyk2tx

DUBAI ON THE FLY | FULL-LENGTH FEATURE NOW AVAILABLE ON AMAZON

DUBAI ON THE FLY
Off the Grid Studios

Off the Grid Studios is pleased to announce the release of the full-length cut of their film “Dubai on the Fly.” Available now on Amazon channel and Vimeo, “Dubai on the Fly” is the culmination of two trips to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates by the Off the Grid Studios team.In “Dubai on the Fly,” Colorado angler Frank Smethurst joins Dubai-based Captain Nick Bowles and Emirati angler Mohammed Al Faour on a journey through the vibrant city of Dubai. Within the modern metropolis, the anglers encounter culture and tradition alongside skyscrapers and thriving industry. And while all enjoy exploring the city and the surrounding desert, the waters of Dubai are the main attraction, and queenfish are the specie of interest.

“Dubai on the Fly” was an official selection of the 2018 Fly Fishing Film Tour and appeared in more than 170 cities, all while drawing widespread acclaim. “Dubai on the Fly” received attention from numerous popular blogs as well as magazines Conde Nast Traveler, Fly Fisherman Magazine, Gray’s Sporting Journal, The Stonefly Magazine, The Mission Magazine and most recently with a cover shot and 14-page spread in This is Fly Magazine!

Looking back over the past +1 year of production, one of Napoleon’s quotes rings true for this project, “Patience, persistence, and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.” This project was a tremendous amount of work but was equally gratifying. It would not be possible without the teamwork from such an outstanding group of dedicated people. Thank you all for lending your dedication, creativity, and passion. Here’s to the next round!

Learn more:
http://offthegridstudios.com/dubai-on-the-fly-long-form-world-premier/
https://www.amazon.com/dubai-fly-frank-smetherst/dp/b07ccyk2tx




COMMERCIAL WORK | DAGON APPAREL COMPANY

DAGON APPAREL COMPANY
Built For Your Story

A few months ago we headed down to Port O’Connor Texas, to team up with Drift Media Productions for a video and photo combo shoot. We were hired to photograph a rollout campaign for a new angling brand, Dagon Apparel Company. It was a fantastic few days of redfish, eating shrimp and enjoying the Texas coast. Here are a few images from the shoot.

+ Dagon Apparel Company: https://www.dagonfishing.com/








 

ON THE WATER FLY FISHING PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP | BELIZE 2018

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


Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures is pleased to announce the continuation and expansion of their popular fly fishing photography schools and workshops. These “On-the-Water Workshops” are designed for photographers of all skill levels and are a great chance for experienced shooters and aspiring photographers alike to join Yellow Dog instructors for hands-on, adventure-filled outdoor and fishing photography workshops in the field. In November of 2018, our team of adventure angling photographers will once again lead an in-depth and immersive workshop on Ambergris Caye, Belize – one of our favorite destinations for photography. As with our previous schools, this year’s workshop will include daily classes, personalized instruction, field trips, guided fishing, all lodging and meals.

The Yellow Dog On-the-Water Photography Workshops were created to offer a hands-on learning experience built around real-time fishing, travel and outdoor scenarios. These workshops are taught by working professionals who specialize in adventure angling and off-the-grid travel. Whether a participant is an advanced shooter or someone who is new to photography, this is a curriculum that provides the opportunity for shooters to “up their game” by delivering the tips and tools necessary to create great images. Each participant has the help of an instructor with almost every shot, creating a solid educational experience for all levels.

Who Should Attend:
Everyone! Whether you just purchased your first camera and are wondering what all those buttons are for or you’re a seasoned amateur to the intermediate photographer 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. With three working professional photographers instructing, we’re able (and happy) to teach and accommodate photographers of any skill level. The diversity of instruction and a curriculum designed specifically for outdoor, travel and fishing photography, this workshop will help you to “up your game” and make the most of your future fishing trips.

Please contact me for details –> HERE

BELIZE: El Pescador Lodge – Ambergris Caye
Dates: November 12-18, 2018  (6 nights / 5 days)
Cost Per Person (double occupancy): $3995.00
Instructors: Bryan Gregson, Jim Klug

https://www.yellowdogflyfishing.com/destinations/specialty-trips/photo-workshops-schools

https://bryangregsonphotography.com/photography-workshops/belize-photo-workshop-2018/



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


EDITORIAL | FLY FISHERMAN MAG :: DUBAI ON THE FLY

RISING TIDES :: SARAH GRIGG ARTICLE
Dubai on the Fly :: Mar/Apr 2018

The great attention to this film project continues with a new article from Sarah Grigg in Fly Fisherman Magazine. In the article, Sarah examines the fishing and culture of Dubai as well as our film project. Be sure to grab a copy at your local shop and read the full article.

+ Fly Fisherman Magazine: http://www.flyfisherman.com/


 


Check out the film: Dubai on the Fly
+ Off The Grid Studios: http://offthegridstudios.com/
+ 2018 Fly Fishing Film Tour: https://flyfilmtour.com/trailers/dubai-on-the-fly/



This essay is from an assignment for OFF THE GRID STUDIOS movie: Dubai on the Fly