Bright Future, Thredbo River, Crackenback, NSW.
The Fly Program brings guys from all walks of life into the outdoors to help them rediscover themselves. But on the latest trip it was all about bringing Fly Program Ambassadors, Partners and Sponsors together to help create footage for the television show Escape Fishing with ET.
On the program was one of Australia’s legends of Rugby. There’s no explanation needed for Andrew Ettingshausen, other than he is one of the greats, an incredible sportsman, angler, friend and now part of the Fly Program family.
Physically the guys were challenged by Matt with long hikes, flyfishing (many for the first time), horse riding, bush cooking and extremely long days. But the real challenges come from the open discussions on our mental challenges both in the past and present, how to manage them and how to face up to them. With lots of emotions shared, there was plenty of hugs, pats on the backs and some tears, great to see guys opening up.
With new partners the future looks bright.
Huge thanks to all the guys attending – Matt Tripet, Andrew Ettingshausen, Lachy McCaffery, Luis Rodriuez, Kyle Bullock, Michael Harrington, Chris Purnell and Damon Banning. You made my job of capturing all the images over the four days a pure pleasure.
|Lens:||Nikon Z 70-200mm F/2.8 S|
|Notes:||Marumi 8 Point Star Filter|
|Flash:||Godox V1 – 1/16th power|