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




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


FLY FISHERMAN MAG | EDITORIAL

RENÉ HARROP ARTICLE
Gray Drakes :: Mar/Apr 2017

Hot off the press, René Harrop’s article on the Gray Drakes in the recent issue of Fly Fisherman Magazine. Rene’s articles are always very well written and packed with decades of on the water knowledge, a great read. It’s also a great honor for me to see a few of my images were selected to complement an article written by person whom I have a lot of admiration and respect for. A wise and skillful angler, René has opened my eyes to the master’s game of technical dry fly fishing, to the life lessons found on the river and has been an instrumental person in my career, I am very grateful to call him friend. I look forward to the next time we talk life while watching the bugs float down the river from the observation deck.

Be sure to grab a copy at your local shop and read the full article.
+ Fly Fisherman Magazine: http://www.flyfisherman.com/



 

EDITORIAL | FLY FISHERMAN MAGAZINE GEAR GUIDE 2017

EDITORIAL | FLY FISHERMAN MAGAZINE
Gear Guide 2017

The Fly Fisherman Magazine 2017 Gear Guide has recently hit the newsstands! I’m happy to see that an image from our Alaskan shoot last year made the cover. This image of angler Camille Egdorf was taken in while on location shooting for Yellow Dog Fly Fishing Adventures. We were searching for the elusive Sea Run Rainbow Trout with Rick Matney when she hooked into this gem. It was a great trip with great friends. I hope to one day see to the temperate rainforest of the great white north again, it really is the last of the salmon (and steelhead) forests.

Head down to your local shop and grab a copy, or better yet, get a yearly subscription and never miss an issue.

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

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EDITORIAL | FLY FISHERMAN

EDITORIAL | FLY FISHERMAN MAGAZINE
image accompanying an article

The summer issue of Fly Fisherman is packed with some really great content. I am very happy to be able to contribute an image to a feature article penned by Yvon Chouinard. This one is not too be missed, as always he has great insight, I really enjoy his thoughts and lessons. All this and much more in the current issue so be sure to grab a copy when your at your local shop or download it electronically… or both!

+ Fly Fisherman Magazine, Lessons From A Simple Fly
 http://www.flyfisherman.com/fly-tying/yvon-chouinard-lessons-from-a-simple-fly/

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EDITORIAL | FLY FISHERMAN MAGAZINE GEAR GUIDE 2016

EDITORIAL | FLY FISHERMAN MAGAZINE
Gear Guide 2016

The new Fly Fisherman Magazine 2016 Gear Guide is on the news stands! Lots of great new gear is hitting the shelves this year, along with some trusty staples. I’m pleased that a few of my images were a good fit for this year’s layout. They always bring back such great memories. I always feel very lucky to be able to spend time with those who are passionate about life. A big thanks goes out to all those anglers that allow me to tag along on their personal journeys, you know who you are.

Head down to your local shop and grab a copy, or better yet, get a yearly subscription and never miss an issue.

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

+ Article, The Greenest Companies in Fly Fishing: http://www.flyfisherman.com/conservation/greenest-companies-in-fly-fishing/

Photo 1: Yvon Chouinard fighting a hearty Henry’s Fork River rainbow on his Tenkara rod.
Photo 2: Millie and Ella Paini enjoying some quality mother daughter time on their home water.
Photo 3: Dec Hogan sending out laser spey casts, as usual, on the Grand Ronde River.

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