WILL WORK FOR GEAR

Sorry, I know it’s been a while…But, that’s because I’ve been busy.

Was happy to be contacted by Kyle over at NC River Nets about making a trade. We settled on one of my arted up Cliff Boxes for one of his handcrafted, Dan-Tailrace nets. If you’re in the market for a quality handmade fishing net, you owe it to yourself to check out his work. Also, if you ever find yourself needing a guide service while bumming around North Carolina, just click here > NC River Angler!

The goods…

What I sent him...

What I sent him…

What he sent me...

What he sent me…

I consider it a win!

Never be afraid to put yourself out there! Get Out In It…and the mail man will bring cool gear to your door!

 

REVIVE

A Special Shout out goes to the crew over at Revive Fly Fishing today. Their Spring issue hit the intertubes yesterday and I am honored to be their featured artist in this issue. If you haven’t checked them out yet…go do it now, I’ll wait…Good stuff huh? They just keep upping the ante in the online, fly fishing mag business. I look forward to a long relationship with them and wish them all the best in the future! Not that they need any luck, pure talent will carry them as far as they need to go!

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ENJOY!

Never be afraid to put yourself out there! Get Out In It…

BIG WOOD AND TROUTFEST

As the title implies, this post has to do with some of my latest projects. Big Wood, was theme for my showing at Troutfest… A couple of weekends ago I took my first shot at selling my art in a public setting. My online audience, via Twitter, Facebook and Instragram have been an incredible source of inspiration and support over the last couple of years. But, I really wanted to get out and more importantly, get local. GRTU’s Troutfest seemed like the perfect setting for this endeavor.

Troutfest is a great event, with a focused group of like minded folks, that just want to share their passion for fly fishing in a beautiful setting along the Guadalupe River. I considered my first showing a success, I sold half of what you’re looking at in the picture below. And the contacts made may prove very fruitful in the long run. And in a strange turn of events, Dave and Emily Whitlock bought a print and an iPad stand from me! It was a great 2 days, made a lot of new friends and look forward to seeing them and meeting more, at future events.

Part of the Troutfest Display

Part of the Troutfest Display

You will need to see the pictures to get the “Big Wood” reference…So click the picture above or click HERE to see the Big Wood and some of the things I offered at Troutfest.

Long story short,

Never be afraid to put yourself out there! Get Out In It…

DIGITAL FISH

A digital piece I came across this week. I started this months ago and had kind of forgotten about it; found it on a thumb drive I dug out of my back pack. I am going to finish it up this week and have prints ready for Troutfest.

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This is one of the eagles in the drawing above. It takes the manipulation of every one of those curves in the background to make just one of the birds; just imagine what it takes to create the full image…It’s a bit overwhelming when you think about it!

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Never be afraid to put yourself out there! Get Out In It…

I DONT TIE FLYS

Something came over me yesterday… we made a mad rush through the tool department at Home Depot and a new drill press, a router and a bunch of other cool play toys jumped in my basket!

And then this happened…My first attempt at a Fly Tying Caddy. I’ve planned on making one of these for a year now, but was lacking the tools to make it happen…Not any more! Here is a backwards progression of the process:

Photo Jan 26, 5 18 40 PM

Photo Jan 26, 5 15 00 PM

Photo Jan 25, 9 50 16 AM

Photo Jan 18, 9 56 23 AM

Not bad for a first stab at it. There is room for improvement, but I’m happy with how it turned out! And don’t laugh, but that is the whole of all the fly tying tools I have to my name. I DON’T TIE FLYS!

Never be afraid to put yourself out there! Get Out In It…