The new issue of American Angler Magazine has hit the shelves. This is the first issue of 2020! We were delighted to see a few of our images make the cut and accompanying an article by Chris Santella. Bonefish are certainly one of our favorite fish to pursue. If you get a chance, check it out!
Don’t have a subscription? Head down to your local shop and grab a copy, or, get a yearly subscription and never miss an issue — digital versions available too.
SAGE FLY FISH: TROUT SEASON, 2019 Commercial Ad Campaign, Photography
We were excited when we received the call from our good friends over at Sage Fly Fishing to be part of their 2019 Trout Season campaign. The campaign consisted of a few parts and we were happy to be a small part of the big picture. The images are to accompany beautifully written words from writer Chris Dombrowski and a film from R.C. Cone/Tributary Digital Cinema. The theme was the Henry’s Fork — the surrounding people and places within the Yellowstone caldera and overall Western fly fishing. It was an honor to be part of this project.
Tucked back in the nook of the Yellowstone Caldera is what I call a beautiful slice of heaven. Over the years I’ve grown to deeply love this small little place with a mighty river. Although my camera often times takes me to far off places to document amazing fisheries, I always think of the Henry’s Fork and the friends who call it home. Thanks to all those that let me tag along on your adventures over the years and for letting me stick a camera in your face.
SAGE FLY FISH: THE MISFIT SAVIORS Trout Season 2019
It was an honor to be a part of the Sage Fly Fish 2019 Trout Season project, The Misfit Saviors. The Henry’s Fork River is a special place for me personally. It has as much to do with the people as it does with the river. There have been so many gracious people that have helped me along the way. I wouldn’t be pursuing this line of work without each of them. I must admit, it was a bit nerve-racking being on the other side of the lens!
It was a real pleasure working with the director and cinematographer, R.C. Cone, and his crew. They were more than courteous and professional, as expected.
Hats off to all those who were involved. Thank you.
Sage Fly Fish Film, The Misfit Saviors “Returning to his roots in the Rockies, Bryan Gregson mastered photography & cinematography in the winter action sports industry under the tutelage of some of the top mountain shooters. After a series of injuries, and with unique help of the Henry’s Fork community, he then turned the lens to capturing fly fishing and adventure around the globe. This is the story of Bryan’s journey and the cast of misfit saviors that helped to keep the dream alive.”
SAGE SALT HD :: FLY ROD ADVERTISEMENT Fly Fishing 2018
It is great to see these images being used for the new SALT HD rod campaign from Sage Fly Fish. These are great high-performance rods, and it is an honor to have my images used to promote them. A big heartfelt thank you to everyone who helped in the creation.
FINDING FONTINALIS WINS BEST CONSERVATION FILM Drake Magazine Video Awards: ICAST/IFTD
I couldn’t be more thrilled to announce that Finding Fontinalis took home the Best Conservation Film award at The Drake Magazine Video Awards! Big congrats to the entire team — all of whom worked hard on this project. I can’t post this without giving thanks to all the sponsors, lodges, guides, writers, filmers, artists, and volunteers for believing in and supporting this very important project over the years. Without all of you, this film would not have been possible.
The Drake Video Awards is always a great night of friends, films, drinks, and food. Great job to the Drake Mag team, and thanks for always entertaining us year after year. If you haven’t been to the Drake Video Awards yet, make sure to attend the show next year in Orlando!
+ Drake Magazine Film Awards: http://www.drakemag.com/video-awards.html
Finding Fontinalis is available for purchase/download!
You can now enjoy the highly anticipated full-length feature film at your leisure.
Order a copy today!
Download on Vimeo On Demand Cinema Digital Productions / Documentary
Finding Fontinals is now available for purchase! You can now enjoy the highly anticipated full-length feature film at your leisure. Order a copy today!
“An old gaucho’s tale inspired the search for a new world-record brook trout; but the water, landscape and the culture surrounding it became the impetus to conserve and protect it all. Finding Fontinalis features magnificent hook jawed brook trout and incredible jaw dropping landscapes. Finding Fontinalis is the new film from Patagonia and acclaimed fly fishing filmmaker Travis Lowe, starring Agustin Fox and Bart Bonime with Bryan Gregson and featuring iconic environmentalist Yvon Chouinard. “
“an intriguing and engaging story…” TOM BIE – THE DRAKE MAGAZINE
“a beautiful and important film which should resonate with everyone who loves the outdoors”
HUEY LEWIS – ROCK ICON
“The film is incredible. This is the kind of story-telling that all fly-fishing film should aspire to”.
ROSS PURNELL – FLY FISHERMAN MAGAZINE
“An exemplary piece of fly fishing cinema…”
STEVE DUDA – THE FLYFISH JOURNAL
The Roxy Theater || Missoula, Montana April 15, 2017
I’m very pleased our little film was selected, and played, at the 40th Annual International Wildlife Film Festival yesterday at The Roxy Theater in Missoula, Montana! The IWFF is an annual wildlife and conservation themed film festival held each April. The event draws in hundreds of filmmakers, scientists, conservationists and enthusiasts. Housed at The Roxy Theater, Missoula’s historic independent arthouse theater. This international event is one of the largest and most diverse audiences in the region, with 6,000 attendees and 2,000 students.
It’s an honor to be among the other great films and film makers, its a stacked line-up. Great job team!
Patagonia and friends release feature-length film, Finding Fontinalis, for local grassroots fundraising efforts: Conservation message at the heart of inspirational documentary about one of the oldest fishing world records on the books.
VENTURA, California, (February 20, 2017)—Patagonia and co-sponsors Far Bank Enterprises, Yeti and Costa today announced the release of the feature-length downloadable version of Finding Fontinalis. A 70-minute feature film by Travis Lowe, Finding Fontinalis explores how the search for a new world record brook trout in Argentina ultimately leads the anglers involved on a mission to conserve and protect much more than just the fish itself.
Shot over a nearly four-year span on location in Canada, Argentina, Montana, California and Florida, Finding Fontinalis is the brainchild of angler and filmmaker Travis Lowe. A short festival-length cut was first released to great audience acclaim at fly fishing film tour screenings in the spring of 2016; the full-length feature now brings the incredible full story and its accessible conservation message to a broader audience.
The film is available to be screened in local markets globally to fly fishing dealers, grassroots conservation groups, and individuals.
In the summer of 1915, John William Cook disappeared into the vast boreal forests of northern Ontario, emerging seven days later with a 14.5-pound brook trout from the Nipigon River—the largest the world had ever seen. But the record was almost immediately embroiled in controversy: Some said Cook didn’t take the fish on the fly, some said it was one of Cook’s native guides who caught the fish, some even said it was no brook trout at all. Nevertheless, the record persisted.
One hundred years later, three anglers—fueled by an old gaucho’s tale that told of “el lugar con el pescado rojo grande,” the place with the big red fish—descend upon the Chubut province of Argentina in search of giant brook trout that are no longer found in their native North American range due to habitat loss and degradation.
Photographer Bryan Gregson; Patagonia’s Director of Fishing Bart Bonime; and environmentalist, angler, and founder of Patagonia Yvon Chouinard follow Agustin Fox, the charismatic and hardworking owner of Las Pampas Lodge, into an uncharted watershed to chase down the rumors. It is there that Fox shares his vision for something much greater than a new world record: the protection of not only the fish but the land, water and culture that surround it.
It is great to see these images on the Sage Flyfish website. I had a blast traveling around the West last year with the Sage team. Each place was just as unique as the last and each person we met along the way showed us their amazing waters. Big thanks to everyone who helped create these moments.
CAPITOL NEWS KELOWNA BC | FINDING FONTINALIS Travis Lowe Interview
Its really great to see these images from Finding Fontinalis make it onto the front page of the Capital Newspaper in the Kelowna, BC today. Filmmaker Travis Lowe talks film and conservation, it’s a great read.