NATURES BAMBOO ROD Location: Can’t Pronounce It Creek, Argentina
No rod, no line, no problem! Martin Gallo Argerich used natures natural bamboo and no fly line to catch this fish. Why? well, because the rest of the crew headed up river with all the gear, ha. But it didn’t matter.
Moments after this photo was captured, he raced off to gather a few stray cattle. He isn’t big enough yet to get his feet in the stirrups, he is usually riding his own horse, with no saddle. There are only but a few young men in this small town that will carry on the traditions, this is the future of the Las Pampas gaucho. I’ve been lucky enough to photograph him for a few years now. Each year his skills are progressing and his tasks becoming more important. I hope to see them again this year. This image was shot assignment for an upcoming film Finding Fontinalis.
CATALOG + PRINT AD + WEBSITE Amazon Jungle, Bolivia
I am very happy to see an image make it to print in the 2016 Patagonia Fall Workbook. Last year I had the opportunity to visit the jungle of Bolivia and photograph and catch golden dorado, it was a life long dream. Although the fishing was amazing, the people and the culture really was inspiring. It was a humbling experience fishing with them.
It’s a humbling experience to see your work in print. The studying, the tinkering, the leaning, the support, and all the mistakes finally come together for one complex click of a button. I couldn’t be more pleased to see my imagery of my friends Millie and Oggy in retail stores. The shop pictured here is Emerald Water Anglers in Washington. If you’re ever in the Seattle area be sure to swing into this amazing one of a kind shop! Thanks for sending in the great pic Catie!
HEADED TO THE SOUTHERN HEMI Las Pampas, Chubut, Argentina
I had time to drop bags, wash clothes, download cards, charge batteries and repack. I’m headed south to Argentina and over the boarder to Chile. I’m looking forward to linking up with with my old friends and the gauchos. After every return trip I always wish I had more time to experience and explore this region. I feel fortunate that I am able to see just a small glimpse of it all.
This venture has many moving parts including the rivers, lakes, camp, photography and cinematography. Imagery and motion captured here will be used for various outlets including the lodge and for an upcoming work in progress. A conservation film with Travis Lowe titled Finding Fontinalis, showing in 2016. Stay tuned.
EDITORIAL | AMERICAN ANGLER MAGAZINE January/February 2015 issue
The new issue of American Angler Magazine is now on newsstands. I’m very happy to see my image of a giant sculpin from the Henry’s Fork River on the Table of Contents page. They are such amazing little fish. A few others made it to print, to compliment an article. Angler Brandon Prince and a spotty rainbow trout.
Head down to your local shop and grab a copy today!
Packing for Belize, it’s almost time to go. I am looking forward to the salt and the sand … and cudas! Barracuda are one of my favorite fish to catch: acrobatic, aggressive, fast, strong and love to eat. See ya soon!