MEN’S SWIFTCURRENT JACKET New for Fall 2022
It’s always great to see one of your images that’s made it past the cutting floor to a marketing print Ad. It’s a bonus when it’s an image of one of your fishing buddies. This image of Kyle Toyama was taken on a rainy, cold fall day. There were just enough blue-wing olive mayflies to get some fish up. I always have a 70-200mm handy for clients who want a journalistic approach. When dealing with an animal, in the case of fish, you never know when the action will happen; you always have to anticipate the scenario and be ready.
The best way to know what and when to anticipate the action is firsthand knowledge, which comes with experience. In this case, time is on the water fly fishing. I encourage my students in workshops and those I mentor to get out and practice working with their cameras and the craft they want to photograph. It’s a hand-in-hand learning journey that is very rewarding. Anyone can photograph an angler, and often you can get lucky in being at the right place at the right time. But those that know their craft understand where those likely windows of the action are and capitalize on their knowledge.
This jacket is made with 100% recycled NetPlus® material from reclaimed fishing nets, and it’s also Fair Trade Certified™ sewn. It takes a lot of effort, a bit of weather forecasting luck, and a crew that can go at the drop of a hat to make these projects come to life.
“Built for nature’s most unpredictable changes, the Swiftcurrent™ Wading Jacket is our most versatile technical jacket. The 4-layer, waterproof/breathable H2No® Performance Standard shell is free of perfluorinated chemicals and made of 100% recycled nylon. Fair Trade Certified™ sewn.” Angler
+ Kyle Toyama, Montana
BIG HORN RIVER | FIELD ASSIGNMENT Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures
Fort Smith, Montana
After a quick turn around, I packed and re-packed and headed out to Fort Smith for a few days on a Yellow Dog Flyfishing assignment. The first stop was to The Big Horn River Lodge, a comfortable place with great food and a top-notch outfitter, Matt Clawson. Matt is seen below releasing a brown trout underwater. The second stop we visited the Big Horn Anglers. We fished with Steve and Pete. Pete can bee seen in the image below wrangling a brown trout. The Bighorn is not short of willing fish that love to eat top water bugs. I look forward to returning.
COLD WEATHER & GOOD LIGHT
It was nice to be back at the “other office” today. Water and air temperatures battled it out which created some stunning scenery. Winter fishing sure has its perks, today was one one of them!
Austin Trayser is content with icy guides, frozen fly-line and ice encapsulated flies. This time of year in Montana its just what you need to do to get the most of it, and it ain’t all that bad!
Location: Montana Madison River Angler: Austin Trayser
A FINE FALL DAY | MONTANA FLY FISHING Montana backcountry stream
Fall in the Rocky Mountains is one of my favorite times of the year. The crisp air is welcomed after a long hot summer. I had a nice sunny fall day on the water with temps in the mid-30’s. I try to remember to enjoy the easy walk-wading while you can, winter should be here any day now. Angler: James Muhlbeier