ORVIS | ADVERTISMENTS Tiger Musky photo shoot in Utah
I spend a week fishing and shooting in Utah. The target specie was Tiger Musky, a mutant breed: Muskelunge x Northern Pike + test tube = Tiger Musky. These ferocious toothy fish are a blast to fish for. Over the years I’ve targeted a few areas using various methods. These are a fun fish to catch and you can use so many different types of methods to catch them. This particular trip we targeted them on the surface using patterns tied by none other than Brent Dawson of Warpath flies. Brent is a master tier and his specialty is large technical flies. No wonder anglers like Jeff Currier and Mikey Weir and travel companies such as Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures use his flies globally. Tested and approved. If you need flies give Brent a ring, you wont be disappointed.
Hatch Premium Fly Fishing Reels has just released an all-new 2013 marketing line-up! I’m excited to be a part of it all once again! The fellas over at Hatch have been beyond supportive in all my global adventures over the years. I couldn’t have done a lot of it without them.
Every year I’m lucky to be able to contribute to the campaign. From articles for the catalog to web images to advertisements. This year was no exception. From Utah to Alaska and Yucatan to Northern British Columbia, the explorations are inspiring to say the least! I was able to travel with some great folks on these excursions: Rich and Millie Paini, Zach Wheeler, Chris Andelin, Shaun Lawson, Dave Smith, and the list goes on and on. The comradely these adventures bring out creates lasting friendships and memories which are created last a lifetime.. and the bloopers are always shared when reunited. Each year’s gets better and each new year brings new explorations to places I have yet to visit and capture with my rod and camera… I’m looking forward to what 2013 brings.
If you haven’t got your hands on any Hatch products, I certainly suggest you do so! From reels to backing, they have you covered. Hatch makes equipment that can withstand abuse, hissy fits and when you get right down to it, it will last longer that you’ll be alive. And like any great company, they stand behind their American made products…besides; they are just really cool hard working guys..