FLY FISHING INDUSTRY PROS.
BEATTIE OUTDOOR PRODUCTIONS
RA Beattie started Beattie Outdoor Productions (BOP) after graduating from the University of Puget Sound in 2005. 10 years logged as a fly fishing guide in the mountains of Colorado allow him a true insider’s look into the industry. Beattie has combined his passion for fly fishing and photography to create numerous short films about the fly fishing lifestyle. Over the years, BOP has photographed and filmed on every continent. Beattie recently launched Off the Grid Studios, a green media-house that’s 100% sustainable, running on wind and solar, in the wilderness outside of Bend, OR.
Jim Britton is a partner at Oscar’s Adventure Travel in Smithers, British Columbia, which offers trip planning and guiding services for fly fishing, skiing and other pursuits. He’s one of the most experienced Steelhead anglers and guides in Western Canada, an extraordinary two-handed caster, a former steelhead lodge owner and has over 35 years of experience fishing the regions legendary rivers, including the Bulkley, Morice, Skeena, Kispiox, Copper and Babine. Jim, along with Tom Larimer, Jim worked closely with us to determine correct fly line selection for optimizing the performance of our Boron III TH Two Handed rods. oscarssports.com
BLACK | KOLES
Asher is a filmmaker and photographer with a focus on the human/nature stories of the west. He is also the co-founder and creative director of Black | Koles, a marketing agency and production company based in his hometown of Salt Lake City, UT. Asher’s work has a wide breadth in both the commercial and editorial spaces focused on action sports, fly fish and hunt, adventure travel, hospitality and food and beverage. Asher has spent the majority of his personal and professional life immersed in guiding, exploring and documenting the sports and lifestyles surrounding the rivers, oceans, mountains and deserts both close to home and around the world. Follow Ashers movements via @bloodknots, @blackkoles – www.blackkoles.com
Todd Moen is the owner and producer of Catch Magazine. Todd began combining fly fishing and film at an early age, then sharpened his skills by traveling the world to film for ESPN, CBS, and OLN. In 2008, he launched Catch Magazine. His online, environmentally responsible magazine reaches more than 84,000 subscribers in 184 countries worldwide. It showcases outstanding photography and film, including Todd’s award-winning T-Motion video shorts which are produced bimonthly throughout the year. His Catch Magazine YouTube channel has attracted over 4 million unique views with over 20,000 subscribers. When he’s not in the studio or running a camera, Todd spends as much time as possible with his wife and two kids in Central Oregon. catchmagazine.net
Fly Shop/Travel Company/Conservation
Tim grew up in a fly fishing family. At age 8 he was tying flies for the Powell Fly Shop in Chico, California. His history is a bit scattered but we do know that the only A he ever received in a college course was from Chico State and taught by the late Walton Powell. He was 16 at the time.
During the late ’70’s Tim Started guiding for the late Al Troth, and in 1980 he and his lovely wife Teresa opened Frontier Anglers in Dillon, Montana, one of the largest fly fishing shops in the country.
Tim has served as a steering member on the Beaverhead Watershed Committee, which won an award from the Montana Governor’s office for the work on Poindexter Slough. He loves to fly fish, bow hunt, and chase upland birds with his favorite lab, Pistol Pete. Tim has traveled to several countries but is especially fond of New Zealand and the Bahamas. Rumor has it that he also helped Annette design the Winston B III Super 10 series rods. www.frontieranglers.com
BLUE RIBBON SALES
Michael White is a long tenured and respected industry sales representative; having worked for many companies within the fly fishing industry during his near twenty-year career. Currently he represents Simms Fishing Products and hunting brand, Sitka Gear, in the Northern Rockies. His lengthy resume includes casting instruction, rod design work, guiding and worldwide angling adventures.
Michael brings a unique perspective and insight to Winston. He works diligently with fishing retailers to understand current market trends, fisheries techniques, consumer buying habits and product needs. He has worked closely in the past with the Winston design team and has a strong sense for how Winston rods will continue to possess, in his words, “that magic Winston feel” while addressing today’s angling techniques, action demands and performance requirements.
Michael is based in Bozeman, MT.