WHITE RIVER FLY SHOP CATALOG 2019 Table of Contents
As a photographer, there is just something personally gratifying about holding an image on paper. This photo in the White River Fly Shop catalog brings back so many great memories of the adventure, comradery, and experience.
The first time I saw this area I was elated to see this how crystal clear this Argentine spring creek was. Then I saw the colors of the fish who call this water home. I still remember how excited I felt, I couldn’t wait to get my camera underwater. Luckily a few fish were caught, a few images were captured, a few lifelong memories were forged.
Earlier this year Patagonia Ambassador Eric Paulson and I were commissioned to take the new Patagonia boots from Danner into the field. I always like shooting with Eric, it’s hard work, fast-paced, everyone knows their role and its never ever a dull moment. From knocking out teeth to torrential downpours, we seem to never time the weather right but we always return with new fishing stories of adventure and a few new images.
I’ve had the opportunity to collaborate with Rick Matney of Wild Game Chef to photograph his incredible cooking. Rick is a contributor to MeatEater, Inc and he was in need of images to accompany and showcase his recipes. Fortunately for me, and my taste buds, Rick is also my roommate. Needless to say, it has been a great co-lab success.
For detailed information about Rick’s recipes check out the links
I had the fortunate opportunity to sit down with world-renowned angler April Vokey in Flordia to record an episode of her Anchored podcast. We had just finished shooting an episode of Das Boat and found ourselves held up with the rest of the crew in Orlando for the ICAST trade show, a perfect time for a podcast. It was undoubtedly humbling to be asked to sit down and talk fishing, life, and photography. Take a listen – I hope you enjoy it.
Anchored with April Vokey, Podcast: ep. 133 “In this episode of Anchored, I was finally able to get Bryan on the show to share a little about his compelling life and career. Bryan is incredibly private and I’m thankful he was willing to take the time to share his story in hopes it may inspire others to work hard for their dreams.”
SAGE FLY FISH: TROUT SEASON, 2019 Commercial Ad Campaign, Photography
We were excited when we received the call from our good friends over at Sage Fly Fishing to be part of their 2019 Trout Season campaign. The campaign consisted of a few parts and we were happy to be a small part of the big picture. The images are to accompany beautifully written words from writer Chris Dombrowski and a film from R.C. Cone/Tributary Digital Cinema. The theme was the Henry’s Fork — the surrounding people and places within the Yellowstone caldera and overall Western fly fishing. It was an honor to be part of this project.
Tucked back in the nook of the Yellowstone Caldera is what I call a beautiful slice of heaven. Over the years I’ve grown to deeply love this small little place with a mighty river. Although my camera often times takes me to far off places to document amazing fisheries, I always think of the Henry’s Fork and the friends who call it home. Thanks to all those that let me tag along on your adventures over the years and for letting me stick a camera in your face.
DAS BOAT, SERIES
Introducing MeatEater’s First Original Fishing Series
We couldn’t be more thrilled to be apart of theOff The Grid Studios team that produced the new fishing series for MeatEater, Inc. It was a few months of long field days, brutal heat, insane humidity, overheating batteries, a few police officers (love you guys), angry non-Florida country club locals, biting bugs, sleepless nights, boiled peanuts, great memories, wonderful people, breathtaking views, wild nature, and interesting characters.
This project was nothing short of an incredible adventure with a remarkable crew. There were so many people that helped make this series run smoothly, you all know who you are. Thank you!
One boat, five fisheries, ten anglers, 2500 miles…unlimited bad ideas. In this new series, Das Boat, MeatEater revives an old aluminum boat from a backyard in Texas and explores angling opportunities with some of our favorite folks. The first episode of Das Boat aired on August 15th on YouTube and Facebook. New episodes come out every Thursday. Yes, it’s FREE!
FIRST 2 EPISODES ARE LIVE
+ Ep1: Steven Rinella + JT Van Zandt
+ Ep2: Alvin Dedeaux + Jesse Griffiths
DAS BOAT // 2019 PRODUCTION CREW
+ 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
OFF THE GRID STUDIOS TEAM
+ Producer: Tim Harden
+ Director: Bryan Gregson
+ Lead Editor: RA Beattie
+ Camera Operator:/Editor: Sean McCormick
+ Camera Operator: Will Phelps
+ Video: Paul Bourcq
+ 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
SAGE FLY FISH: THE MISFIT SAVIORS Trout Season 2019
It was an honor to be a part of the Sage Fly Fish 2019 Trout Season project, The Misfit Saviors. The Henry’s Fork River is a special place for me personally. It has as much to do with the people as it does with the river. There have been so many gracious people that have helped me along the way. I wouldn’t be pursuing this line of work without each of them. I must admit, it was a bit nerve-racking being on the other side of the lens!
It was a real pleasure working with the director and cinematographer, R.C. Cone, and his crew. They were more than courteous and professional, as expected.
Hats off to all those who were involved. Thank you.
Sage Fly Fish Film, The Misfit Saviors “Returning to his roots in the Rockies, Bryan Gregson mastered photography & cinematography in the winter action sports industry under the tutelage of some of the top mountain shooters. After a series of injuries, and with unique help of the Henry’s Fork community, he then turned the lens to capturing fly fishing and adventure around the globe. This is the story of Bryan’s journey and the cast of misfit saviors that helped to keep the dream alive.”
Our buddy Wil Flack at the Belize Permit Club called. He wanted to update some marketing content for his new lodge, and we happily obliged. Team member Will Phelps headed down to the tropics with a few Pelican cases and dreams of capturing permit. He returned to Montana with smiles and hard drives.
Belize Permit Club is located in a remote area of Hopkins and is home to world-class fly fishing for permit. Wil and his team have created a new lodge for small groups of permit-hungry anglers in the heart of Belize. BPC has comfortable accommodations within walking distance to the boat. Great fishing and food and fantastic guides — we can’t wait to get back.
A few of our images made it into the recent Spring issue of Field & Stream Magazine. These photographs are from a great day on the river chasing smallmouth bass with Mike Schultz and his solid crew at Schultz Outfitters in Michigan. If you’ve never tossed a fly for smallmouth, we highly recommend it!
Grab a copy at your to your local shop or order a digital copy for your tablet for more great content.
We are thrilled to have an image accompanying an article about fly fishing in the Washington Post from author Chris Santella. The author heads to Idaho to fly fish on the famed Western water, the Henry’s Fork River with TroutHunter Lodge. Be sure to check out the article.