Small decisions have given me some of the most significant moments in my life on the water. The first is picking the right fly out of my fly box to catch the biggest steelhead I've ever seen in a place I thought only existed in dreams. Next is staying out a little longer as the sun goes down to get 10 more "last casts" out of the evening bite. The best one that still is #1 on the list is bringing a camera with me everywhere I go so I can relive the best days of my life and share them with you.

Hey, I'm Lael (Fly Gyde)

I'm a Seattle-based fly fishing adventure and lifestyle photographer who focuses on showcasing the Pacific Northwest along with other destinations around the globe.

Who has worked with me?


The fly fishing industry and outdoor products supporting that lifestyle share the same space. I have been fortunate to work with some of the biggest names in both, capturing them in bucket list locations. You may have heard of a few of these leading brands like - Ford Motor Company, Abstract Watercrafts, Simms Fishing Products, Yeti Coolers, Islander Reels & Fat Tire Beer / New Belgium Brewing Co.


Capturing our life in motion while using the best products available is what I live for!



My photography goal is to bring you with me on an adventure and capture what it is like to arrive, enjoy and depart from exploring a new place with lasting memories that will be revisited for years to come.