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It’s wild to think this is my 9th catalog with Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures. When I look back and think about all the adventures over the years, it just feels, well, unbelievable. I am very fortunate to work for such a great company, with an incredible team, and long-lasting global friends.
It’s also really nice to work for a company that gives back to the very communities we work in. YDFA created The Yellow Dog Community and Conservation Foundation (YDCCF) in 2016 as a means of providing direct support to communities, fisheries, and ecosystems where great angling is found. In the first five years, YDCCFhas granted over $1 million to over 60 projects worldwide, funding projects both large and small that focus on conservation, education and community growth, and resilience. + Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures: https://www.yellowdogflyfishing.com/ + Yellow Dog Community & Conservation Foundation: https://www.ydccf.org/
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We love seeing this image of the Dorado being used on the new header for the fly fishing section on the Patagonia website. This brings back some great memories from a trip to the Amazon jungle a few years back. Bolivian dorado is such an incredible specie.
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
CATALOG + PRINT AD + WEBSITE Amazon Jungle, Bolivia
I am very happy to see an image make it to print in the 2016 Patagonia Fall Workbook. Last year I had the opportunity to visit the jungle of Bolivia and photograph and catch golden dorado, it was a life long dream. Although the fishing was amazing, the people and the culture really was inspiring. It was a humbling experience fishing with them.
EDITORIAL | THE FLYFISH JOURNAL 7.1 Published Editorial
I’m always very excited to see images on on actual paper. There’s no substitute for holding a magazine and turning the pages. I’m thrilled to see these images made it to the final cut. They bring back such great memories. A big thanks to those that help make these images possible – anglers, sponsors and lodges – without you these images wouldn’t be possible.
THE BIG LITTLE MISS BEE Amazon Jungle, Bolivia From a distance, it just looked like any normal beehive. Then assuming, as one usual does, that Bolivian bees sting, so it’s best to stay away. But I’m not one for assuming, so upon a closer inspection; I noticed right away that these are your average bees. Factually, this specie doesn’t sting. If had only assumed from a distance I would have missed out on seeing the Miss Bee up close and personal. I would have also missed out seeing their surprising little faces and their busy little important life.
It’s called a Miss Bee because it has no sting and itch. It’s know to many that the honey has medicinal properties, which is credited the ability to cure diseases such as cataracts and conjunctivitis in the eyes as well as gastritis, heartburn and anemia.
I’m certainly glad I’m a curious person by nature, I might have missed out on observing and photographing one of the coolest little bugs I’ve placed my eyes on.
READY…SET…GO…SCRAMBLE PACK! | OFF TO BOLIVIA To the Amazon Jungle I go!
That was a few weeks, ago. I had a proximally 12-hours to pack my gear and hop on a whirlwind flight to the remote Bolivian jungles of the Amazon jungle. I’m just now returning. It all happened so fast. The normal anticipation for a trip was replaced with natural spontaneous instinct. I’m still trying to comprehend and take in that amazing trip. One place I thought I’d never see, and now a place I’ll never forget. Lucky.
What a profound experience…. Less is more
“Life is short. The world is big. It awaits your exploration. If you’re not living on the edge, you’re just taking up way too much space.” – Paul Beaver