Last spring I was discussing fly fishing with Adam MacNamara (owner of Castaway Guide Service) and I said,” You know what would be really cool? A photo essay on the life of a fly.” He agreed and told me he would pitch it to his friend who is the editor at Flyfishing and Tying Journal. About a week later we all met up and I got the green light to go ahead with the essay. So one pre dawn morning in mid July Adam and set out for the White River in eastern Oregon to put together this photo essay. The shoot was a lot of hard work and stressful at times (putting your camera and strobes in a fast-moving river will really put you on edge). But I had a good subject, great scenery, and perfect light so I knew I could realize my vision. When I submitted the final set of images and I got a very enthusiastic response from Rob Crandall the editor of the magazine. In fact they were so impressed with my work it landed me on the cover! They even gave me a great “shout out” in the from the editor column (look for it in the about section on my website). This marks my first nationally distributed magazine cover and I am very proud. Hope you enjoy looking at the images as much as I enjoyed taking them.