The Edge… There is no honest way to explain it because the only
people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over.
—Hunter S. Thompson, Hell’s Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga (1966)
A road trip from Jackson, Wyoming, to Sturgis, South Dakota, doesn’t take that long if you keep the truck at a steady 80 miles per hour. Which is exactly what we’re doing to make it to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally by nightfall. Read more
OTG’s RA Beattie staged a photo shoot in Nashville, TN with recording artist and musician April Kry. One of the photos was selected for the 2018 Guitar Aficinado guitar calendar. Beattie noted, “We kept this photo shoot very simple. I worked with one key light and the Hasselblad to achieve the photo results. It was tremendously hot and humid, so we had to work quickly to get the outdoor patio shots!”
April is a fantastic musician and we encourage you to listen to her music here: www.aprilkry.com
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!
This might be one of our favorite blog posts and favorite articles of all time. For those of you who know our team member Bryan Gregson, you know he is very comfortable behind the camera. You also know he is not eager to be in front of the lens. Which is why we LOVE this
“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. Read more
Bedell Guitars is known for producing very high-end, traditional acoustic guitars. The company is based in Bend, Oregon and OTG crew member RA Beattie recently shot all of the photography for the catalog. Beattie also created the catalog layout and facilitated the printing for the brand. Read more
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. Read more
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. Read more