Our Dubai feature in Fly Fisherman Magazine is in stores now! Available just about anywhere magazines are sold, you’ll find a grip of stunning photography (Bryan Gregson & RA Beattie) and prose (Sarah Grigg) from the OTG Team. This feature digs into the behind the scenes of Fly Fishing in Dubai and compliments the film our team created for the 2018 Fly Fishing Film Tour. Remember, the full length film is going live for free viewing on our Amazon Channel and Vimeo May 1st!
“The American West has long beenrevered as holy ground by die-hard fly anglers. Culturally, p olitically, and economically, fly fishing is today as significant as ranching on the landscape of the New West. And increasingly, women take up what many typically perceive as an old dude’s avocation. Female anglers make up about a quarter of participants in all kinds of fishing nationally, according to the USFWS 2016 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting and Wildlife-Associated Recreation. The Outdoor Foundation’s 2017 Special Report on Fishing places that number slightly higher, at 30 percent. Of fly fishing’s 6.5 million participants, it’s not statistically identified how many are women, but a look around the Greater Yellowstone states of Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming certainly leads one to infer that lady anglers are making their mark.” Read full article.
OTG’s Bryan Gregson recently completed a massive photography project for the brand Sage Fly Rods. Gregson’s attention to detail and hard work ethic make him one of the most in-demand still photographers in the fishing industry. From a design standpoint, Gregson’s work is highly welcome because he understands how to create images that can be adapted to a variety of sometimes tricky design applications like banners, print ads, etc.
OTG team member Sarah Grigg is our head writer. Her words create the backbone of many of our video and film projects, as well as grace the pages of many magazines, websites, blogs, etc. This is a fantastic example of Grigg’s interview and writing skills found in the pages of Fly Fisherman Magazine – interviewing one of the icons of the Fly Fishing Industry; Flip Pallot.
“A Florida tarpon guide, a Montana cowboy, and a Native American beauty queen walk into a bank on the Crow Reservation for a blood drive on a Friday. It’s not the setup for a joke; it’s just another day in Flip Pallot’s life.
Off the Grid team member Bryan Gregson is one of the most in-demand and most traveled members of the group. He’s a tough guy to pin down because he’s always on location. Keeping up with his press and publications can be a job of its own. If you happened to pick up the October American Angler, you would recognize a few of his shots featured in the magazine. We especially love the colors coming from his double page spread on the Table of Contents Section. Makes us want to head out to the river and fish!
The tallest skyscrapers, the fastest cars, the fanciest restaurants and the most exclusive resorts and clubs. When westerners think of Dubai, fishing is about the last thing we imagine, if we think of it at all. But at the heart of this fast, modern city lies a shockingly intact traditional fishing culture alongside a budding fly angling industry. Acting as the Anthony Bourdain of this culture-and-recreation oriented film is Colorado-based angler and film veteran Frank Smethurst. Joining with Captain Nick Bowles and Emirati angler Mohammed Al Faour, Frank unveils familiar and unexpected sides of this iconic city, in the desert and on the water.
This new media project, over two years in the making, will premier in the 2018 Fly Fishing Film Tour and travel the globe to festivals worldwide. The film will hit more than 140 cities in the United States alone.
The OTG team is super excited about the launch of the new OCC materials. Why? Well, what’s not exciting about working with a craft chocolate brand? We worked hand-in-hand with OCC to help draft their new logo and the look of the new website – and the look of the photo style for the product. But this is just the start. We are planning an entirely new style-roll-out for the brand in the coming weeks. Stay tuned. It’s about to get more delicious from here!
This limited edition “World Fish” hat from Off the Grid Studios features stitched Milkfish, Taimen, GT and Golden Dorado on the front – a “tip-of-the-hat” to the latest films by our production crew. This limited edition cap was created with the Rep Your Water crew – we designed the new hat in conjunction with them – and are very satisfied with the look and superb quality! With extreme attention to detail, this lid features a “mouse pattern” print on the inside of the hat. Purchase of this and other merch from this site helps us keep the cameras rolling and new vids rolling out on a regular basis. We really appreciate the support and for rep’n our new lids. You can pick up one of these lids here.