OTG’s Sarah Grigg traveled to Scotland for this assignment with Sporting Classics Magazine:
“It’s a long line of whispers tha t gets youon Loch Damph,” says Corin Smithbehind the wheel of his pickup. We’re heading to the lake, its reddish-black water held within the bounds of a private estate like a cup of choppy tea between mossy, wind-swept mountains. One is free to walk across any parcel of soil in Scotland, private or no, but fly fishing requires permission. And don’t think for a minute the man holding the key is an easy one to pin down.” Read full article.
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.
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!
“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.