The new summer issue of the Drake Magazine is hot off the press! I am beyond thrilled to see this image of Doug McKnight releasing a permit on the cover. This is just one of three permit that Doug caught that morning on his “danger muffin” crab pattern, which The Drake Mag showcased in its winter issue.
This issue is not too be missed, it’s jam packed with abundant creative content, so be sure to head down to your local shop and grab a copy — or download it to your tablet and take it with you wherever you go.
NORTHWEST FLY FISHING MAGAZINE | EDITORIAL Cayo Largo, Cuba
I’m very pleased to see this Cuban Jack in print. I visited Cuba on staff assignment for Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures with Tom Melvin. He and I toured the country eating ham and cheese sandwiches and chasing down a plethora of fish. A trip we will both never forget.
This one time, in Cayo Largo, we were cruising on the edge of the flats when we spotted a mini-school of mini-GT’s hunting. They were headed right for us, there was no time to react. It was an easy choice for the dry fly anglers to quickly grab the dryfly/topwater rod with a Brent Dawson’s crease fly attached. Without hesitation a cast was fired off in the direction of the hunting fish and the fly began going to work, causing a ruckus and throwing water in every direction. Within about 2.9 seconds the largest fish accelerated towards the fly and crushed it with aggression. The fight was on and a battle it was. These fish are so powerful … will eat dry flies/topwater flies … a no-brainer.
Head down to your local shop and grab a copy today or subscribe for a digital subscription!
+ Northwest Fly Fishing: http://northwest-fly-fishing.myshopify.com/products/nw-2015-sep-print
+ Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures: http://www.yellowdogflyfishing.com/
These are just a few of the many species of jellyfish found in Belize. Yes, there are a few species that can pack a deadly punch and give this specie a bad name. But for the majority of them, they are gentle creatures and you can easily out swim one. I know the second image (black and white photo) is referred to as a “Moon Jelly” but I am not certain of the other.
EDITORIAL | BIG SKY JOURNAL FISHING 2015 Published Editorial
The new fishing issue of the Big Sky Journal is on the magazine racks. I’m thrilled to be apart of the annual fishing edition. Like every year, this is a hot one, one that usually sits on the table all year. The pages are jam packed with both great imagery and quality text. I’m proud to be amongst the many great friends and colleagues whom area also in this issue.
Head down to your local shop, news-stand or magazine shop and grab a copy today. It’s certainly coffee table worthy!
FRONT & BACK COVER | AMERICAN ANGLER Argentina + Washington
The new September/October 2014 issue of American Angler Magazine is hot off the press and I’m deeply humbled and beyond thrilled to see my images on both the front and back cover!
It’s great to see this moment make print as it brings back such great memories of adventure in both Argentina and Washington.
KING SALMON | NUSHAGAK RIVER, ALASKA Protect Bristol Bay Alaska
Chinook Salmon (or King Salmon) in full colors is a beautiful sight to see. These fish have only one job: to travel back to spawn and to die. They unselfishly and willingly give up their life so the next generations can survive and the ecosystem can utilize its decaying body to gain nutrients. The cycle of life, it is so fragile.
+ Tom Melvin – Yellow Dog Alaskan Program director
+ Camille Egdorf: Head Guide Egdorf Western Alaska Sportfishing
NEW 2015 LAS PAMPAS LODGE CATALOG IS HOT OFF THE PRESS! Published, Commercial Catalog
This is one of my favorite shoots that I look forward to every year. The fishing is great, the scenery is superb and the local people are the salt of the Earth. It’s the people that bring me back year after year. The culture, spirit and tradition of the old world are still alive and well.
Ol’ Henry got it right, but I’ve already knew it since a kid …. “Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.” … But sometimes I get too busy and forget, that is until I visit the quieter parts of the World, where time stops and Mother Nature roams free.
John Hudgens releasing a native perca (Percichthys Trucha) from the Limay River, Argentina. It was great to see one of the few native species. We had a great day fishing and creating images with Ron Sorenson of Chocolate Lab Expeditions.
The Perca is an interesting fish, a modern fish some say… so like a Perch Bass Trout?
“Grouped under the common name existed four endemic percíctidos Patagonia: Percichthys trout and Percichthys vincigerrai (smallmouth bass), Percichthys colhuapiensis (largemouth bass) and Percichthys laevis . Modern DNA analysis techniques, resolved the questions of classification and determined that there is a single species in Argentina (Percichthys trout).”