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.
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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.
PATAGONIA FISH CATALOG SPRING 2016 Oregon Whitewater + Idaho Tenkara + Traditions
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.
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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.
BIRDS OF THE HENRY’S FORK RIVER | IDAHO Franklin’s Gull, Idaho
I was in the field creating fly fishing images during a prolific hatch. The fish and the birds were feeding heavily on the new emergence of mayflies. I had a great time photographing these masked birds. It gave me a new found appreciation for how agile and quick these birds are. Their eye sight in unbelievable, being able to fly at high speed while picking off tiny insects has to take some serious skills. It was a great day in the Yellowstone Caldera office.