I just returned from a trip down to Argentina and Chile. I have many images to sort through and edit but I find the images I’m most interested in seeing when I get home are the images I take of people.
Our snowpack has steadily gone up over the last two days and it appears we will be in this cycle for at least the next week. I expect to see the Big Wood basin snowpack to get over 100% of average in the next day or two which is great for a variety of reasons.
For those of you interested, here’s a link to Idaho water basins and snowpack percentages. Keep in mind it is not updated daily and our most recent storm is not represented yet. Idaho Snotel Map PDF
A winter sunset on Silver Creek. Really nice to see more snow!
Winter storm. Big Wood River. Idaho
Finally some more snow here in the Sun Valley area!
Valldemossa, a magical small town on the island of Mallorca is a treasure.
I’m excited to have a few images and a short written piece in the new issue of Anglers Journal. The third image below is not mine but the written piece is.
The Malleo River on a stunning fall day. Argentina.
Sebastian Salas, a fly fishing guide at Los Torreones Lodge, drinks mate. Chilean Patagonia.
A few images from yesterday on the Wood. The water is incredibly clear this time of year, not to mention cold… I forgot to change the aperture on the second shot below and accidentally left the shutter open long enough to get motion blur with the fish.
Ryan Schmidt, pictured below, releases a nice Faraway Cayes bonefish. The flats out there extend for miles and miles. Ryan, a Colorado fly fishing guide, was the chef out at Faraway Cay last year while I was there. He was always game to get out on the water and I’m excited to have this image of him on the cover.
For any of you looking for framed prints ready to ship, here’s what I currently have ready (I’m offering free ground—within continental USA—shipping for any of the framed images below including the set of 3 through Friday, Dec 21):
$3,000 for the set of 3 16” x 24” Damselfly Take Prints. Free ground shipping as well shipping Through Dec 22nd. for inquiries, contact Nick.
Limited Edition Digital Silver Print. This framed print is numbered 1/25. The print is 20" x 30". The frame size is 29" x 38.5". There is 3" of surround white matting.
My good friend, Val Atkinson, is hosting a trip to the Palometa Club this March. It’s a fantastic opportunity to not only have fun and fish the flats for permit and bonefish, among other fish, but to also spend time with a true legend in the fly fishing world. Val has spent a lifetime exploring the world behind his lens. He’s a kind and sincere person and full of great stories and is just an all around great person to spend time with. The long and short of it… check out the details below and email Val with questions / inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
This is, unfortunately, not a trip I will be on (I’ll be in New Zealand).
It’s time to think about prints!
Silver Creek at sunset a few nights ago.
Excited to have a two page image in the new, issue 10.1, of The FlyFish Journal. It’s their 10th Anniversary issue. Check it out!
Below, Kendall Witt is hooked up to a bonefish on a full moon night just feet from Faraway Cay, Honduras last March. I know it took a lot of work, replete with ups and downs, for Steve Brown, owner of Fly Fish Guanaja, to set up the heli operation at Faraway Cay. It’s a special place and I feel really fortunate to have had the chance to experience Faraway. Hats off, to you, Steve.
Full Moon. Faraway Cay, Honduras. Mosquito Coast. March 2018
About a week ago, I received a WhatsApp call from Leonardo. Out of the blue. Assumed I had made no great impression on him when, earlier in the summer I had stopped along Trail Creek Road to get a few images of him. I had sent him the shots via WhatsApp. He asked me to come out and visit his new, albeit short term, location near Hailey. I brought a few beers and we talked for an hour or so about his nomadic life here in the States and his family back in Peru.