Hatch Premium Fly Fishing Reels has just released an all-new 2013 marketing line-up! I’m excited to be a part of it all once again! The fellas over at Hatch have been beyond supportive in all my global adventures over the years. I couldn’t have done a lot of it without them.

Every year I’m lucky to be able to contribute to the campaign. From articles for the catalog to web images to advertisements. This year was no exception. From Utah to Alaska and Yucatan to Northern British Columbia, the explorations are inspiring to say the least! I was able to travel with some great folks on these excursions: Rich and Millie Paini, Zach Wheeler, Chris Andelin, Shaun Lawson, Dave Smith, and the list goes on and on. The comradely these adventures bring out creates lasting friendships and memories which are created last a lifetime.. and the bloopers are always shared when reunited. Each year’s gets better and each new year brings new explorations to places I have yet to visit and capture with my rod and camera…  I’m looking forward to what 2013 brings.

If you haven’t got your hands on any Hatch  products, I certainly suggest you do so! From reels to backing, they have you covered. Hatch makes equipment that can withstand abuse, hissy fits and when you get right down to it, it will last longer that you’ll be alive. And like any great company, they stand behind their American made products…besides; they are just really cool hard working guys..

+ Hatch Outdoors: http://www.hatchoutdoors.com/

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Road Trip Canada | Day One | Fire & Ice

OH CANADA!!… You sure do make the best candy bar!



What started as a small grass fire, exploded into an enormous fast-moving inferno headed straight for town. We traveled into the large black line of smoke that crossed the highway.

A few hours later we heard on the radio the little town where we ate lunch is under a state of emergency, evacuations are underway and all highway traffic was shut down.

Link: http://www.emergencyalert.alberta.ca/alerts/2012/09/1210.html


Shortly after driving through the black smoke of death, we unfortunately saw another fiery hell. A roadside house engulfed in flames with no chance of saving the house.




Scenery changes as elevation rises. Large walls of granite slabs line the gigantic passageway to Banff and British Columbia. Leaves are changing and Mother Nature has already dusted the peaks with snow.



Bonus: Diner | Legends: time to eat

Crazy comfortable joint – Breakfast for dinner: recommend the corn beef hash and eggs.


Headed North | Yellow Dog Fishing Adventures Canada

Idaho to BC


Canada, here I come!

I’m currently packing my bags for the great white North, Canada!… although I hope its not actually white.

I will be on location with Yellow Dog Fishing for the next 18 days or so. Fish junkie and YD liaison Shaun Lawson and I will driving cross-country to Terrace British Columbia right out of the gate and winding our way through the vast countryside vising lodges, anglers and rivers along the way. The task for me is to capture imagery for catalog and marketing use: lodges, lifestyle and fishing.

I’m going to try and post images of the daily routine, behind the scenes, and all the interesting things which we will certainly encounter.




About the Company

The unique thing about Yellow Dog Adventure Travel is they actually go to the lodge, inspect the amenities, build relationships with the staff, eat the food, participate in the activities and of course, go fishing. When most travel companies just a book trips to whomever will pay them fees to turn a buck, these guys actually take the time to personally visit outfitters and lodges to get a hands on view of what they are potential standing behind. It is a great piece of mind knowing he fishing adventures they provide have all the kinks worked out be it traveling to the jungle to knowing what hatch selection their customers need for a rocky mountain spring creek.

If your thinking about booking a trip and just don’t know where to go, do yourself a favor and check out the extensive Yellow Dog website.

Yellow Dog Fishing Adventures| http://www.yellowdogflyfishing.com/