EDITORIAL | THE FLYFISH JOURNAL 12.2 Published Editorial
It’s always great to see a few images making it to print. In the day and age of the digital revolution, there is something that is organically pleasing to view, and touch, images on actual paper. A big thanks to those who help make these a reality. Anglers, sponsors, and the lodges, without you these images wouldn’t be possible.
Love print? Me too! Head down to your local shop and grab yourself a copy or order a subscription. Keep print alive, you won’t be disappointed.
+ The FlyFish Journal – http://www.theflyfishjournal.com/
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.
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!
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!
A SERIES OF BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHS A few Black and White moments from my life on the road
“When you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in Black and white, you photograph their souls!” ― Ted Grant
+Playa Blanca, Yucatan Johnny Pares spinning up some topwater bonefish flies.
+Skagit River, Washington Scott Wilson swinging for saltwater rainbows on an early foggy morning.
+Las Pampas, Argentina Argentine Gaucho, Jonathan Nunis, observes the outcome of his trusty calving rope work. Jonathan is one of the few old World gauchos, the last of his kind. It’s very much a fragile way of life in the new realm of technology, power and greed. I’ve never felt so humbled, so welcomed, so very small and insignificant in the big small world. It’s my hope their way of life continues forever.
+Casa Blanca, Yucatan A Yucatan Osprey heads to a palm tree with breakfast in its talons. I enjoyed watching the hunt and the feast, a day I won’t forget.
+Remote backcountry, Argentina Yvon Chouinard studying maps of the expedition in his tent. Andes Mountains, Argentina. This image represents my childhood dream and my childhood hero. A good role model and hero can make a difference, especially for the youngsters. It could be anyone really, a parent, a friend, someone who over came the odds, maybe a neighbor, perhaps a coach, an explorer, probably someone with a backbone that created positive change, it could be anyone with integrity, guts and bravery. These types follow their own quest, which is more often than not, the hard road. They fail but get back up and keep on going with their integrity and spine in tact, and they instill the seed of chance in others. Decades later I was the middle of the Andes Mountains gearing up for a big adventure. Ironically my childhood hero was also on the expedition team. I feel very fortunate to have captured this moment, for me it’s an internal lifetime accomplishment. It was also an inspiring moment, solidifying with certainty; the only limitations are those we put on ourselves. You can do anything you want to, you just have to actually want to do it. The champ is still going hard, still following his dreams, and still forging his own path. And its not everyday you get to bring your childhood hero on an expedition and take his picture when he’s not looking. Thirty-years later, I’m inspired once again.
HATCH OUTDOORS | NEW ANGLERS ANNUAL 2015 CATALOG Commercial Catalog
The new 2015 Hatch Angler’s Annual is out! I’m very happy to be a small part of the Hatch family, and to be able contribute ever year. Their support has been nothing short of amazing. Big thanks and big congrats on another great year! I’m certainly looking forward to this upcoming year. Trips are on the books and things are in the works.
Also, a huge thanks to all those that help make these images possible: friends, family, fellow photogs, guides, anglers, staff, transfer agents, translators, editors, pilots and taxi cab drivers.
OSPREY FISHING | SIAN KA’AN BIOSPHERE Natures Angler
Local, seasonal, Yucatan angler flying to breakfast with the catch of the morning in its talons, snapper was on today’s menu. I feel lucky to have been able to witness this event as well as photograph two of them fishing in the ocean surf in the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve. It was an impressive, humbling, sight to say the least.