Freshwater Fishing

Ankle Biters

Ankle Biters

ADMITTEDLY, I’M A LITTLE LATE late to this party. The Bolivian Tsimane golden dorado adventure has been online for several years, but I’ve just recently found my way down there. When the first snippets of dorado video began filtering north from the Bolivian jungle, I immediately took note of a fishery that I knew I’d enjoy. […]


2016 In Review

TWENTY-SIXTEEN WAS A BIG YEAR. New clients were booked, revenue milestones were reached, shutter clicks were off the scale, and the official year-end tally of My Butt In An Airline Seat surpassed 15,000 miles. In this video, you’ll find a smattering of my 2016 work from The Olympic Range to the Seychelles. Much appreciation to YETI and Frontiers International Travel, […]


Rivers and Fields

Rivers and Fields

WHEN ONE LIVES IN TEXAS, one might think that Idaho would be cooler in August. Right? The mountains, the desert, downtown Boise: anywhere in Idaho would be cooler than Austin, surely…right? I was really looking forward to my Idaho assignment a few weeks ago when Austin was pegging 100, every day; but a funny thing […]


Chrome Niño

Chrome Niño

FISHING ANYWHERE ON THE PLANET during an El Niño year carries at the very least a smidgen of risk. When my flight left for Seattle on March 13th, I’d have been much better off had I never found the online flow gauges for the various steelhead rivers on the Olympic Peninsula. A watched pot never […]


2015 In Review

    2015 was a fantastic year of great shooting locations and new client relationships. My 2016 calendar is stacking up nicely and I’m looking forward to new photo-ops and challenges in the months ahead. Thank you all for your business and encouragement!


Gaspé Saumon d’Atlantique

Gaspé Saumon d’Atlantique

I’VE WANTED TO CATCH an Atlantic salmon for some time, now. While I hate to use the term “bucket list” at the spry young age of 50, I’ve started dropping a few pins on the map since the AARP packets began showing up in the mail. I can run, but I can’t hide. For those of […]


Unplugged in The Ozarks

Unplugged in The Ozarks

HEADING SOUTH ON HIGHWAY 14 out of Yellville, Arkansas, there’s an abrupt decline in civilization as the tree canopy closes in and the road begins to wind and drop toward the bridge at Dillard’s Ferry. No more gas stations. No more car washes. No improved pastures or homesteads. Just a couple of B&B inns and canoe livery […]


Ocean Fresh

Ocean Fresh

THE LAST TIME I fished for steelhead the spey craze was still an ocean away and neoprene swamp pants were en vogue for winter wading. As is typically the case, a drought of marketable images and suggestive comments from clients were my primary motivations for booking a refresher trip. “Dude, your steelhead selection is kinda…thin…” “Tosh, I’ve already […]


2014 In Review

Happy New Year and a huge thanks to my clients, models and location hosts for another great year of photography. 2014 was my most prosperous year, to date, and I look forward to new challenges and destinations in the year ahead.


Go West, Young Man

Go West, Young Man

I LIVE IN TEXAS. And with the exception of a few put-n-takers in a couple of dam-fed rivers, we have no trout in Texas. And if you’re a magazine editor, or an art director, or a publisher who has perused my stock archive, you’ve probably noticed that trout and trout fishing images are relatively scarce […]


Spring, Finally

Spring, Finally

NOW, GRANTED, I HAVEN’T shoveled a driveway this winter, nor I have lost sight of lawn furniture beneath drifting snow; but it’s been dang cold down our way too and I’m glad to be back in shorts. I can’t recall a year when I still had fishbelly legs this far into April. [cue gnashing and […]


Orale!

Celebrating the low-impact angler. A collection of fly-fishing scenes via kayak and canoe from Texas to the Yucatan.


2013 In Review

2013 In Review | Tosh Brown Photography from Tosh Brown Photography on Vimeo. Happy New Year, photo buyers and friends! 2013 was a great year and I appreciate your interest in my work. My 2014 calendar is filling in nicely with new destinations, clients, and challenges. I’m looking forward to the road ahead.


The Kings of Swing

The Kings of Swing

The last time I fished Alaska’s Kanektok River, boot-foot neoprenes were all the rage and most anglers were chasing king salmon with one-handed rods. That was 1993; which seems like eons ago. On my low-hanging flight from Bethel to Quinhagak, last week, it was comforting to re-visit a barren piece of tundra that hasn’t been overwhelmed […]


Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

Fly Fishing in Salt Waters roosterfish feature 2012 was a great year filled with lots of photo-ops. As I tally up the columns I’m also happy to find another decent up-tick in sales. That’s three years running so maybe I’m some sort of lagging indicator of a stronger economy. Thanks to all of you who license my […]


That’s Terrific Bass!

That's Terrific Bass!

It’s the main drag on the UT campus, an iconic peak in West Texas, a virginal image worshipped by the Catholic Church, and a plucky little bass that only lives in a handful of Central Texas rivers. We can all agree on the spelling, but pronunciation is all over the map. Texan |  Gwa-duh-loop Texican […]


Private Photo Assignments

Recently I’ve been booking a few private assignment shoots for folks that want a unique and lasting record of a special gathering of friends, clients, or family. I’m offering that program again this fall and here’s how it typically works: You schedule a cool event or trip that involves hunting, fishing, or outdoor activities I […]


Rain Makes Bass

Rain Makes Bass

What a difference a year makes. By this point last spring we had gone nearly three months without measurable rain and most Texas rivers were dropping fast. By June we were well into the “drought of record” and by September a good portion of the state was on fire. In my 47 years I’ve never […]


Huckin’ Meat

Huckin' Meat

For a lot of years I held onto the notion that the overstuffed brown trout in Arkansas’ White River were only catchable with wispy 14-foot leaders and flies too small for those with sausage fingers and failing eyesight. Enter Steve Dally, the Tasmanian transplant guide and fly shop owner who is promoting an entirely different […]


Maashkinoozhe

Maashkinoozhe

  That’s how he was tagged eons ago by the first Ojibwa native that tangled with him. Loosely translated, maashkinoozhe means “ugly pike”. The French came along later and called him masquinongé which, for all we know, means “giant fish that kicked our asses.” Personally, I think “ugly” is a bit unfair.  After several hundred […]


A Place That Wasn’t Hot

A Place That Wasn't Hot

I can’t remember a time when I was more excited to leave my ‘hood. After 47 days over 100, this summer, I looked out the window on July 29 and thumbed my nose at pan-fried Austin as my flight headed north toward cooler climes. Turns out, however, that my destination was having a few weather […]


The 2010 Holiday Grab Bag

The 2010 Holiday Grab Bag

Instead of showing you some cool new stuff that I shot in November (which I don’t have, because I was playing hooky in a deer blind) I’m now going to shift gears and thank the folks that have allowed me to perpetuate my twenty-five-year existence without cubicles, neckties, or shiny shoes. So, without further adieu, […]


Graduate School

Graduate School

I suppose my son, Blake, was about 10-years-old when it became obvious that he was choosing fishing and hunting over skateboarding and Xbox. When he reached middle school I decided to dangle the carrot that would hopefully keep him on point. I promised him that if he made good grades, kept his nose clean, and […]


A Delicious Bass

A Delicious Bass

After one of the coldest Texas winters I can remember, it was nice to get out last week and sling flies on a warm, muggy day. The newspaper said that the greenies were up shallow on Lake Bastrop, and that’s exactly how we found them. Since hungry, jumping largemouths don’t really need much in the […]