West Grand Sunset

West Grand Sunset

My good friend Matty letting a cast go on a fine, fall day Downeast. Available for licensing.

West Grand Lake, Maine

Long Valley Spawner

Long Valley Spawner

I enticed this mean ole buck with an orange streamer fished on a sink tip. He came out from an undercut and almost ripped the rod out of my hand. Crusty old fart wouldn't sit still for a photo, either. He was fat, healthy and vibrant, with one hell of a kype to match. Love these fish. This is what it's all about. Hours and hours in the High Country sun and punishing wind for the chance to admire and release a 100% all natural work of art by my favorite artist of all: Mother Nature. Available for licensing.

McGee Creek, CA

East Outlet Fisherman

East Outlet Fisherman

A fly fisherman throws some tight loops on the East Outlet of the Kennebec River in Maine. Available for licensing.

Rockwood, ME

High Sierra Fly Box

High Sierra Fly Box

All the flies you need for fishing the High Country. Available for licensing.

Florence Lake, CA

October Morning in The Bathtub

October Morning in The Bathtub

A fisherman works The Bathtub on a crisp, October morning.

Grand Lake Stream, ME

Spring Spawners

Spring Spawners

Before leaving camp one spring, I sat and watched trout in a gin clear High Sierra stream more than 7,000 feet above sea level as they prepared to spawn. Their dance was beautiful. They would chase one another, sometimes in circles, sometimes darting upstream before gliding backwards with the current. Every once in a while, they'd turn their vibrant flanks into the sun, creating a glint of light that held all the colors of the rainbow. These two seemed particularly fond of one another. Whenever a third trout approached, it was shooed away with gusto. Few things in nature are as profound as a fish returning to the place of its birth to spawn. We still don't completely understand how they navigate there. This happy couple was lucky to survive the crippling drought (which isn't over, by the way). Here's hoping they create a bunch of little fishies to inhabit this extraordinary ecosystem for years to come. Available for licensing.

Big Springs, CA

Stimulator

Stimulator

A stimulator dries on the brim of my favorite fishing hat, which I left on a plane in Chicago. Available for licensing.

Florence Lake, CA

GLS Salmon

GLS Salmon

A beautiful landlocked salmon fresh from the cool waters of GLS. He emerged from the depths to slam a Mickey Finn. Available for licensing.

Grand Lake Stream, ME

Prince Nymph

Prince Nymph

A classic attractor pattern popular all over the world, especially in Maine, where they're likely to put landlocked salmon into your net. Available for licensing.

Venice, CA

Tight Line at GLS

Tight Line at GLS

After a long day of fishing Grand Lake Stream without so much as a bite, I decided to quit a little early. I sat on the bank and drank a tall boy and watched people fish. Soon enough, this guy hooked into a monster salmon he eventually landed. And of course he caught it in the section of stream running nearest my cabin. But I gotta be honest: It wasn't so bad relaxing and drinking beer and watching the whole thing play out from start to finish.

Grand Lake Stream, ME

The Release

The Release

Releasing a rainbow into the evenings last light. Available for licensing.

Upper Owens River, CA

The Famous RS2

The Famous RS2

These little flies are a pain in the ass to tie, but totally worth it. Available for licensing.

Venice, CA

The Bathtub

The Bathtub

A fly fisherman and fly fisherwoman drift nymphs in what is known as The Bathtub: A deep pool below a plunging rapid on Grand Lake Stream. It's usually home to pods of landlocked salmon hugging the river bottom. Available for licensing.

Grand Lake Stream, ME

Little Brownie

Little Brownie

Few things are as peaceful as catching little guys on dry flies in a small stream. Available for licensing.

Convict Creek, CA

Beach Pool Bliss

Beach Pool Bliss

A fly fisherman has the famous Beach Pool all to himself on a glorious, fall day. Available for licensing.

East Outlet of the Kennebec River, ME

Montreal Whore

Montreal Whore

The Montreal Whore is one of my favorite fall patterns. I like to tie them on huge streamer hooks designed for trolling. The lifelike action of the marabou wing, along with the bright colors and flash, really piss off big fish preparing to spawn, resulting in some savage strikes. I used this exact fly to catch one of the best salmon of my life in the pouring rain on the East Outlet in Maine. Available for licensing.

Indian Pond, ME

Fall Salmon

Fall Salmon

My dad caught this healthy, bronzed-up, landlocked salmon in the Moosehead Lake Region of Maine. The fishing was slow, but my dad will cast and cast and cast until his arm falls off. His hope and determination paid off. This was his first-ever salmon, and his second fish on a fly rod. Available for licensing.

East Outlet of the Kennebec River, ME