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.”
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.
I’m delighted to see few of my images accompanied the Exposure Section of the current issue of Northwest Fly Fishing Magazine. It’s always a humbling honor to be amongst the other great photos and photographers on a photo gallery piece. Seems like it was just yesterday when I was photographing Brad Miller spinning up his favorite go to pattern in anticipation of the big bug hatch and fishing with my then roommate Brandon Prince, who was trying not to choke on a mouthful of salmonflies, because he was starving? Only a guide knows the feeling? Ha.
Head on down to your local shop and grab yourself a print copy or order a dual subscription and get it on your iPad, you won’t be disappointed and won’t ever miss an issue.
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.
The new Patagonia Fish 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.
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.
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.
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
THE MILKY WAY OVER THE HENRYS’S FORK RIVER | IDAHO Starscape
I spent a great, and freezing cold, night taking images of the night sky over the river.
When your gazing at the stars for hours upon hours, you can’t help but to wonder about many things, but I certainly know with out a doubt, the universe is undeniably mind-blowing.
“The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.” ― Carl Sagan
A portrait of “Ozzie” before he was taken to the Teton Raptor Center for wing and shoulder rehabilitation. I think this shows his personality well: a brave courageous bird with a will to live.
I’m happy he is flying once again back home in the Box Canyon of the Henry’s Fork River, Yellowstone country.