I had a great labor Day weekend fishing with friends, enjoying my local waters. I’ve spent so much time working on the road that by circumstance I’ve neglected seeing my own backyard for most of the summer. It was really great to see it again.
Last year the crew set out to create a few new media campaigns for SAGE Flyfishing with both still images and motion for their new rod line-up. The fruits of our labor have started to trickle out from the SAGE Flyfish Camp this year. A few of the Ads went live this spring and I couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome.
I really enjoyed this project, it was never a dull moment! Hat’s off to the production crew who made this happen: Drew Stoecklein, Bobby Foster, Catie Webster, Mark Raisler, Headhunters Fly Shop and all the great folks at Sage Flyfish.
YELLOW DOG TEAM RETREAT & PINK BOAT Big Hole River, Montana
A team that fishes together kicks butt together. I had a great time at our annual Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures retreat this past weekend at Great Waters Inn in Melrose, Montana. It was a fun few days of fishing and relaxing. Thanks all!
The “Pink Boat” was out and about and has a new logo wrap. Wanna help row her around on your river this summer?! Rowing for a Cure Pink Boat
I was shooting on location in rural Montana when I was told about a rare gem. In a quiet part of Montana a late 1800’s time capsule was imbedded into an old stone fireplace. It waits patiently for the right moment to be opened and I certainly want to be there when that happens!
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
SOUTHWEST MONTANA TOUR | FIELD ASSIGNMENT Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures Southwest Montana
Un-Pack and Re-Pack – that has been the motto the last few months and this is no exception. I just got home from Colorado that evening and by the morning I set out on a whirlwind road trip with the fellas at Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures. I joined the Western US program directors Shaun Lawson and Jake Wells for thier Southwestern Montana visitation tour. From the Madison to the Big Hole and a few rivers in between we saw a lot of amazing people. Montana truly has some great fishing. A big thanks you to all the lodges, outfitters, and amazing folks who housed and fed us. Next stop, home to edit, and un-pack and re-pack for the Pacific Northwest trip.
STONEFLY INN | FIELD ASSIGNMENT Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures
Twin Bridges, Montana
I jumped into the rig with Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures Shaun Lawson and Jake Wells. We headed to the famous Stonefly Inn located in Twin Bridges, Montana for an evening of good food and good tunes. It was a fantastic time – especially when Fink Carpenter started picking away on the guitar. You can’t beat a warm fire, good music and great fishing!
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.
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!