The 2021 Expeditions & Guides Annual of Gray’s Sporting Journal is now available. I am thrilled to have a photo essay in this issue.
This essay is a series of images taken in the Yucatan. I’ve traveled around Yucatan Mexico with a camera and a fly rod for many years. More often than not it’s with my good friend Shaun Lawson. Over the years we’ve had quite the adventures. Good fishing, bad fishing, good weather, bad weather, and a few blown-out flip-flops – it’s always quite the adventure to find a size “grande gringo”. We’ve had some camera mishaps, a few parasite issues, a lot of tacos, and met a lot of incredible people. Every trip was always a great trip, the fishing was just a bonus.
Big thanks to all guides for working hard to help us get into fish and of course, help with getting the images. It’s a team effort.
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.
EDITORIAL | THE FLYFISH JOURNAL 12.2 Published Editorial
It’s always great to see a few images making it to print. In the day and age of the digital revolution, there is something that is organically pleasing to view, and touch, images on actual paper. A big thanks to those who help make these a reality. Anglers, sponsors, and the lodges, without you these images wouldn’t be possible.
Love print? Me too! Head down to your local shop and grab yourself a copy or order a subscription. Keep print alive, you won’t be disappointed.
+ The FlyFish Journal – http://www.theflyfishjournal.com/
I couldn’t be more pleased to see my image of Argentina guide, Marcela Appelhanz, being used to promote Patagonia Fly Fishing’s new “The Guide Line” program. It’s a new program that connects anglers with experts via video chat to find the right product based on specific fishing situations. Give it a try!
A big thank you to all those folks who allow me to follow them around with my camera and document small significant moments of their life.
BASS PRO SHOPS / CABELAS FLY FISHING CATALOG 2020 Table of Contents
A few images made it into the pages of the 2020 Bass Pro Shops / Cabelas Fly Fishing Catalog this year. I’m always delighted to see our hard work in print. Big thanks to all those that help make these images come to reality.
DAS BOAT, SEASON 2
Introducing MeatEater’s First Original Fishing Series
We couldn’t be more thrilled to be apart of the Off The Grid Studios team that produced the second season of Das Boat for MeatEater, Inc. This project was nothing short of an incredible adventure with an incredible challenge, not to mention the remarkable crew. There were so many people that helped make this series run smoothly, you all know who you are, thank you!
“Last year we jumped into the deep end with MeatEater on a creative endeavor to produce 6 episodes of a show called Das Boat within a considerably tight turnaround timeline. We pushed our team and delivered a respectable season. You can watch it online on MeatEeater’s Youtube channel.
Roughly 9 months ago, we engaged “the team” in the production & collaborative creation of Season II, with sufficient time to exceed our previous season’s show in every way imaginable.
3 months into logistical planning – all of our efforts were confounded by a global catastrophe. Presented with a crossroads, we were left with two options: Crumble under the weight of uncertainty, the unknown and unsurmountable challenges, and bail … or get the team on the open road, overcome and just kick ass.
We decided on the latter.
Without further adieu, Season 2, Episode 1 is available now on the MeatEater YouTube channel. Check out Das Boat Season II. New episodes premiere every Sunday. We sincerely hope you enjoy the pride of our blood, sweat, and tears during this challenging year.” – RA BEATTIE Off The Grid Studios/Beattie Outdoor Production
+ EP1: Steven Rinella + Grant Gully, Michigan
+ EP2: Janis Putelis + Brian Kozminski, Michigan
+ EP3: Joe Cermele + Tim Landwehr, Wisconsin
+ EP4: Oliver Ngy + Kevin Harlander, Wisconsin
+ EP5: Ryan Callaghan + Miles Nolte, Minnesota
+ EP6: Frank Smethurst + Danielle Prewett, Minnesota
DAS BOAT // 2020 PRODUCTION CREW
OFF THE GRID STUDIOS TEAM
+ Producer: RA Beattie, Tim Harden
+ Lead Editor: RA Beattie
+ Editors: Sean McCormick, RA Beattie, Justin Meyer, Alex Baker, Tim Myers
+ Camera Operators: Paul Bourcq, Sean McCormick, Bryan Gregson
+ Camera Assitant: Clint Bartlett
+ Audio Engineering and Sound Design: Troy Hermes
+ Travel Logistics: Kanna Travel, Kimberly Frankie
+ Graphics Animator: Marko Milosevic
+ Colorist: Chromocolor, Darren Hartman, Alex Panton, Zack Morris, Jordan Snider
+ Executive Producer: Steven Rinella
+ Executive Producer/VP Production: Annie Banks Raser
+ Producer/Writer: Miles Nolte
+ Associate Producer: Samantha Bates
+ Associate Producer: Sam Lungren
+ Production Assistant: Seth Morris
YELLOW DOG FLYFISHING ADVENTURES ON-THE-WATER PHOTO WORKSHOP El Pescador Lodge // Ambergris Caye, Belize
Bryan Gregson Photography, Jim Klug and Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventuresare pleased to announce the continuation and expansion of their popular fly fishing photography schools and workshops. Our “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 a hands-on, adventure-filled outdoor and fishing photography workshop in the field. In November of 2020, 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.
Our 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 two 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.
The new issue of The Drake Magazine is now on the newsstands! It’s been interesting times for our little sport and I’m thrilled to see things are getting back on track with the industry.
It takes a team effort to make these images come to life. A big thank you to all those anglers and people involved in the process and to the print magazines who still hold credible journalism in high regard. In the day and age of sensationalized online media, it’s comforting to see that not all magazines are willing to sell-out for quick sloppy “likes”.
You can help keep print alive! Grab yourself a print copy or order a subscription, you won’t be disappointed and won’t ever miss an issue.
SALMON: A FISH, THE EARTH AND THE HISTORY OF THEIR COMMON FATE Mark Kurlansky, bestselling author of Salt and Cod and many other works
The new Patagonia book, Salmon, arrived in the mail yesterday. I am very pleased to have an image in this outstanding, and very well researched book.
“Salmon: A Fish, the Earth and the History of Their Common Fate (hardcover book published by Patagonia) is Kurlansky’s most important piece of environmental writing in his long and award-winning career. Research shows that all over the world these fish are a natural barometer for the health of the planet. With stunning historical and contemporary photographs and illustrations throughout, Kurlansky’s insightful conclusion is that the only way to save salmon is to save the planet and, at the same time, the only way to save the planet is to save the mighty, heroic salmon.”
We were delighted to see an image accompanying an article by Dave Karcynski in the new issue of American Angler Magazine. It’s not only fun to chase big brown trout but its equally as fun to photograph them, especially underwater.
Don’t have a subscription? Head down to your local shop and grab a copy, or, get a yearly subscription and never miss an issue — digital versions available too.
The new Patagonia Fly Fishing 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.