PATAGONIA FALL WORKBOOK 2014 Playa Blanca, Yucatan
I’m very happy to see these photos make it to print. That was such an amazing trip, it’s always fun to relive those moments again. These images where taken at Casa Blanca & Playa Blanca Fishing Lodges in the Yucatan with Patagonia Ambassador – Millie Jo Paini.
COVER | THE FLY FISH JOURNAL 2013 Yucatan, Mexico | Vol.5 Issue 1
I am very excited and beyond humbled to have an image on the cover of the new issue of The FlyFish Journal! This was a great trip to the Yucatan, one I will never forget. Big thanks to Rita Adams for catching such a beauty and to the great folks at Casa/Playa Blanca Lodges.
Patagonia Fl Fishing Ambassador Profile| Millie Paini I’ve had the pleasure of working with Millie for the past 4 years. We’ve shot on locations from Belize to the Yucatan to her home Western waters. She’s a true professional in every sense of the meaning. I’m very proud to see her accept the Ambassador position at Patagonia.
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Deep in the Yucatan jungle sits ruins of an ancient civilization. An old canoe is the transportation through the labyrinths of mangrove tunnels and lagoons, which all looks sticking similar. Don’t forget to watch out for saltwater crocodiles, which lurk in the back lagoons. The canoe shows marks of where the cocks “tasted” the old fiberglass canoe. It’s worth the experience and adventure to stand on top of an ancient Mayan ruin targeting ancient fish, tarpon. You can’t help but think how small we really are in this big world we call Earth.
I’m very excited to see one of my images on the new Spring 2013 cover of the The Drake Magazine!! It’s been a great publication for many years, one that I eagerly look forward too as both a fisherman and photographer. For me its a humbling honor for any of my images to make into print ,and making the cover has always been a lifetime goal of mine.
This image below is of good friend ,and phenomenal angler, Millie Jo Paini fishing her beloved Henry’s Fork river. It was a great hatch that day and both Mille and husband Rich were out doing what they both love to do, “play the game ” (dry fly fishing) on the famous Railroad ranch section. There are a few other goodies inside from BGP, including a little somethin’ somethin’ by friends Johnny Pares and Rita Rose Adams on dry fly bonefish from a recent trip to Casa and Playa Blanca in the Yucatan. The shot was very challenging for many reasons. It didn’t come easy and we spend days trying to get it. After dozens of hook-ups and we finally managed to get a few that really show the fully open mouth of a Bonefish trying to eat from the surface. It was one of the most amazing fly fishing experiences I’ve seen. I know I won’t look at bonefish the same way ever again. Rounding out the issue is buddy Tom Watkins over at the good ol’ TroutHunter freezing on the pages in the spectrum section. Nothing like a brisk mid-winters day of fishing on the Henry’s Fork. Huge thanks all the anglers for doing what you do and letting me document it with my camera, without you these images and adventures would never happen.
This issue is action packed, lots of solid content from some of the most talented writers and photographers in the industry. So head down to your local fly shop and grab a copy today, or better yet, get a subscription!.. hell, snag a shirt too.