I’m delighted to see the new Cover and Exposure Section of the current issue of Northwest Fly Fishing Magazine. It’s always a humbling honor to be accepted for a cover and photo essay piece.
See this and much more in the current issue. Head on down to your local shop and grab yourself a print copy or order a dual subscription and get it on your iPad, you won’t be disappointed and won’t ever miss an issue.
Big thanks to anglers: Rick Matney, Tom Melvin, Camille Egdorf, Austin Trayser, James Warren
The Fly Fisherman Magazine 2017 Gear Guide has recently hit the newsstands! I’m happy to see that an image from our Alaskan shoot last year made the cover. This image of angler Camille Egdorf was taken in while on location shooting for Yellow Dog Fly Fishing Adventures. We were searching for the elusive Sea Run Rainbow Trout with Rick Matney when she hooked into this gem. It was a great trip with great friends. I hope to one day see to the temperate rainforest of the great white north again, it really is the last of the salmon (and steelhead) forests.
Head down to your local shop and grab a copy, or better yet, get a yearly subscription and never miss an issue.
I am very pleased to see this image on the cover of the 2016 issue of the Steelheaders Journal. It’s always nice to see your hard work in print and its even nice’r to see your work on the cover. I couldn’t be more happy. This image is of Rick Mantey releasing a chrome steelhead back into the native waters of Alaska.
Grab a copy from your local shop … or order one today! + Steelheaders Journal:http://www.steelheadersjournal.com/
SPEY/SWITCH FLY LINE BOX COVERS two-handed series + underwater fish
Airflo debuted their newly updated fly line box covers this past July at the 2016 IFTD/ICAST trade show held in Orlando, Florida. I was delighted at the oportunity to be a small part of Airflo’s marketing facelift with a few images for the Two-Handed Series product line, I think they came out great.
Do you have a product that needs imagery? Don’t hesitate to reach out. I have an extensive library of global images to choose from or let my team and I help you create a unique impactful look for your next project.
I was certainly happy to get the call to head to Southeast Alaska this past spring. This remote temperate rainforest is a place of adventure, wonder and some of the best wild steelhead fishing around. The weather, the climate, the tides, the terrain and just trying to get there also makes it one of the most vigorous angling exploits imaginable, the temperate rainforest is not for the faint of heart. However, besides the constant uphill battle, this is also one of the most thrilling adventures a fly angler can have! It was a fun week of crab, prawns, and steelhead. I can’t wait to return.
For more on the trip and to book your trip be sure to check out the Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures trip report on the blog and the link to the complete stock image archives.
EDITORIAL | TROUT MAGAZINE | TABLE OF CONTENTS Spring 2016
The new issue of TROUT magazine is hot off the press. I’m thrilled and humbled to have landed the Table of Contents image. This is a photo of a wild sea run rainbow/steelhead from an incredible place that needs to be protected, The Tongass National Forest.
You can get your copy a few different ways. Often your local angling shop will have them or you can get it free with your Trout Unlimited membership. I am member of Trout Unlimited. TU’s conservation and restoration work in and around my home waters is vital for the survival of an ecosystem and native species such as the Cutthroat Trout. For that I am very thankful and one of the reasons I donate. What’s your reason?
ATTN: SERIOUS ANGLERS| OPEN SEATS AVAILABLE ON UPCOMING ADVENTURES St, Brandons Atoll-Mauritius, Wrangell-Alaska, Kamchatka-Russia
Are you a serious angler looking for a trip of a lifetime? Join me for one of my upcoming adventures. I have a few slots open for the individual seeking a trip of adventure and the unknown. These are very adventurous trips with some of the best fishing found anywhere on the planet! This is not a big group of hosted anglers, rather a small select few. All persons should be in good physical condition; these trips require a lot of wade fishing and tons of action. Global Rescue is required for St. Brandon’s and Russia.
Looking for a few serious anglers. Please contact me for details –> email@example.com
+NOW! ST. BRANDON’S ATOLL: Monster bonefish and GT’s – March 30-April 13 – 1 spot + SOUTHEAST ALASKA: Wild remote Steelhead – April 17-23 – a few spots avail + KAMCHATKA: Mouse eating rainbows – Exploratory – July 25-8th – 1 spot
NW TOUR PT 3 | FIELD ASSIGNMENT Rogue River, Oregon
The last stop of the Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures Pacific Northwest Tour finished on Oregon’s Rogue River with Tight Lines Fly Fishing, run by the legendary Helfrich Family. Now run by the fourth generation, they certainly know their stuff. Since 1925, they’ve been in the business of running big whitewater and chasing fish in drift boats. The guide crew was super pro and we were definitely in the presence of river masters!
Dry fly fishing for “half-pounder” steelhead was hot and the Rogue River twitch technique produced some great fighting fish. The river itself was stunning, and the scenery, wildlife, and big rapids all created a big, exciting adventure. We camped at different lodges along the way, toured historical sites and ate like royalty (We highly recommend the pork chops!). A big thanks to Tight Lines Fly Fishing and all those who helped make this leg of the trip a success!
NW TOUR PT 2 | FIELD ASSIGNMENT Klickitat River, Washington
For the second leg of the Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures Pacific Northwest Tour, we headed south to the Klickitat River. We said farewell to Jeff and CJ at Black Bear Lodge and traveled to The Steelhead Ranch, another program with The Evening Hatch. Coffee was on at 5:45 AM and soon after followed a hearty breakfast. We tossed gear in the truck and were out the door with owner Jack Mitchell right at sun-up. Fishing the upper canyon of the Klickitat wasn’t easy; the recent rain created some tough conditions. But we managed to bring a fish to hand, thanks to Cameron. The staff at The Evening Hatch was top-notch — very friendly and accommodating. The lodge amenities are very comfortable and meet all the expectations for a well-run operation. We can’t wait to return! Next, we’re heading across the mighty Columbia to Oregon. Stay tuned!
NEW PRINTS | CHROME CHASERS LODGE: WRANGELL, ALASKA Wrangell, Alaska
Chrome Chasers Lodge in Wrangell, Alaska is has recently purchased a new building and remolding has already begun. Along with new countertops, flooring, paint and tile, the walls will have new prints for the upcoming 2015 season. The images chosen were selected from our catalog and advertisement production captured at the lodge last year for Hatch Outdoors. I’m pleased to have images hanging in the new place; they will compliment the new renovations nicely.