We released the new issue of This is Fly Magazine and would like to thank all of our contributors. Our contributors work hard to provide our readers with unique stories, photography, music and artwork creating a media rich platform.
This is Fly Magazine’s Issue 65 features Bryan Gregson who is quite an illusive character who stays away from the spotlight. In the last decade, Gregson’s work has been used by publications and brands extensively. If you’re a fly fisher than you have seen his imagery on a magazine cover or driving a Patagonia campaign ad. We felt it would be a unique and interesting feature to showcase Gregson’s roll in the fly fishing industry and his Life On The Road. Aaron J. Adams, Ph.D.provides insight on the devastating Hurricane Irma that struck Florida in early September 2017. Aaron focuses on the habitat for our coveted shadow water species and the effect these storms have. Jeremi Hough shares his brief visit to Los Angeles where he spends 24 Hrs in Los Angeles to target a gamut of species on a fly rod. The unique trip which was a part of the Redington On the Water Series.
Insomnia and passion fuel the fire to experience all that Los Angeles has to offer including Carp, Calico Bass and Sharks. Mike Mercer recently visited Argentine Patagonia to experience The Desert River and the Limay River Lodge. Mike brought along high caliber photographer Isaias Miciu Nicolaevici who captured a mind blowing group of photographs providing our readers with an extraordinary look at this special place. Matthias Esslinger and Eike Scaarschmidt catch a bad case of Marble Fever as they target the puzzling Marble Trout on the Soča River flowing through western Slovenia. This technical rocky terrain is challenging but your efforts can results in a heart-pounding day of targeting Barbel, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Adriatic Grayling and the precious, endemic Marble Trout. Trout Unlimited’s continuing campaign to showcase 30 Great American Places is a fascinating collection of the ultimate destinations spread out all over the country. We’ve selected a handful for you to discover, but there are so many more to read about and you can find one that isn’t too far from where you live. First time contributor, John Nordstrand is a photographer who has worked for decades in the surfing and fly fishing industries. John shares his personal experience about friendship with some northeast Steelhead gods and a passion for fishing the Mother Skeena. John’s story is a must read as he speaks about Art Lingren, Bob Clay and Ray Makowichuk. “I swung my Buford intruder below where Art was fishing. I looked up at him, and again found that I had to reconsider the “in tune with the river” cliché—that ridiculous phrase that annoys me and means little…except when I watch Art. He is a perfect photograph, mounted on parchment—a most sublime angler casting his Meiser spey and working his Bomber through the Province’s currents where he and his resolve will inevitably find a fish.”
Our featured artist is Charleston-based Jay Fletcher whose business includes a stable of happy clients with powerful brands, international recognition from some of the design world’s most prominent voices, and work shared in industry publication around the world – from Europe to Asia and back home again.
Our featured fly designer is Brian Wise, a fly fishing guide in extreme southern Missouri. His mainstays are the wild rainbow trout and large predatory brown trout of the North Fork of the White River, but he is also a self-proclaimed smallmouth junky and loves the seasonal striper fishing as well.
Lastly, our featured photographer Amber Toner of The Bug Parade, a family of outdoor and fly fishing enthusiasts from Calgary, Alberta who spend the majority of their time on the river with either a fly rod or camera in hand.
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FEATURE: BRYAN GREGSON
Tim Harden writes, “On a remote wilderness float trip, unexpected obstacles and dangerous water led the guides to yell, “Take off your waders!” so that they wouldn’t drown if all went overboard or the raft flipped in the intense rapids. Keeping his stories to a minimum, Bryan cut the adventure tales short and concluded that it’s “Shit you can’t tell your family.” “Have you ever been chased by bears?” I asked. “Uh huh,” he replied before moving on to talk about something else. Although his stories are compelling, he doesn’t share them too often. Perhaps he feels like too much the subject of the stories even if he’s more of just a participant in them. Bryan would much rather talk about important issues, like stream access, mining, and other ecological and conservation concerns — and he’s not all talk. He’s often quietly active in numerous causes. In fact, he’s resentful of talk that is not accompanied by action and has even called me out when I write more about issues than I act on them.”
PROVIDENCE HOSTED TRIP – 2 SPOTS LEFT
Six days of guided fly fishing on the rarely fished waters of Providence Atoll and it’s surrounding waters. The diversity of species anglers can expect to encounter is unsurpassed in the saltwater world. Typical flats species encountered on a daily basis range from large bonefish, triggerfish, bumpyheaded parrotfish, indo-pacific permit to various speices of grouper and snapper just off of the flats. Bluewater fishing is an option also with sailfish frequenting the deeper water and of course one of the most dependable populations of trevally in the world. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHY: AMBER TONER
Amber Toner of The Bug Parade has worked with some of the biggest names in the fly fishing industry including Redington and many more. This featured photographer piece is a collection of her photographs documenting travels to fresh and saltwater destinations. View Photography
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