Saturday, August 15, 2015
Looking through some of my favorite trips last year, and this has got to be one of the best. Hogs weren't slain by any means, it was more of a lifelong goal to fly fish in Montana. I finally had an excuse to make the trip because my cousin was getting hitched, and I actually had some money saved. When opportunity meets preparation they say... I knew one other person in Bozeman, besides my cousin and her fiance (who skis and doesn't fish) and she was packing her UHAUL to move to Bend where I just flew from. So that didn't work out too well for finding someone local to show you around the waters.
Before I left Oregon I started reaching out to a few folks from the area via Instagram to see if they'd be into meeting up snapping some photos and fishing some fish. Dan from Bozeman Reel Company said he was up for a session and we made it happen. I was lucky enough to be guided through the darkly stained waters of the swollen East Gallatin River by Dan and Eddy, we had a great time of fishing and bushwhacking. Even though the water was a few weeks from being clear we still managed to bring a few fish to hand.
Thanks guys for the adventure and opportunity to photograph you doing what you love. I'll be back soon.
Posted by Arian Stevens at 10:40 AM
Thursday, July 23, 2015
There's a Hunter S. Thompson quote about "being on the edge of the desert"... I'm not 100% sure how the quote ended, but I'm sure it was a good time. This was my first trip deep into Nevada as a fisherman and photographer, I've only explored the California side of the 395 corridor enjoying the high desert and what it had to offer until recently. When I first heard about a lake where folks stood elbow to elbow combat fishing on ladders I wasn't that tempted to give it a go. Not that tempted, that is, until I saw the results. We had the unfortunate luck of pleasant weather, which is not what we want apparently. But with that came no combat crowds, no combat camping and no combat fishing. Just us and the desert lake called Pyramid.
Tuesday, June 09, 2015
I recently had a chance to fish the Truckee River with a couple of Cal Trout's ambassadors. It was a epic day on the water, even with the typical afternoon passing thunder shower. The fish were a bit finicky, but we had a chance to bring some to hand. I'm always thrilled to hit up some waters in my home state, especially in the heart of the Sierras. Cal Trout is an amazing organization dedicated to preserving rivers and bodies of water within California. Their most recent effort is geared towards the stunning Smith River. Have a look! Click to see their video.