SUSPICIOUS FISHUS

My wife leaves town for a couple of weeks, and this happens…My first foray into making a sculpture.

The Suspicious Fishus – 34″ tall and 35″ wide, the base and supports are rough cut mesquite, and the fish is comprised of maple and red oak. All the pieces were hand cut, sanded and fitted.

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This piece is available for sale. Contact me directly for pricing and delivery options.

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

YEP, STILL KICKIN’

Just a quick update of some recent things that have been occupying what little free time I have anymore. I’m working feverishly on items for the Texas Council of the IFFF’s Expo coming up in June. Look for more on that later, but I would love to shake your hand at the event, so stop by the Destination Texas Fly Fishing page and get all the details.

First up…I joined Techshop, maybe the coolest place ever! Did I mention they have over a million dollars worth of tools at your disposal? These were cut using a CNC Waterjet cutter. This is just the beginning of the awesome that will come out this place.

Waterjet Cut

Waterjet Cut

Then I drew some stuff. I spend so much time in a digital realm that it’s always freeing to pick up a pencil and just ‘sketch’…

T-shirt Design for someone cool!

Just some fun

Just some fun

Just some more fun.

Just some more fun.

I had stickers made! More info on how to snag a few of these coming up soon…

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Oh yeah, the wife and I built a new shed…

It holds kayaks, bikes and lawn movers and stuff

It holds kayaks, bikes and lawn movers and stuff

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

TFO ‘ESOX’

Wanted to share a little collaboration I worked on with Temple Fork Outfitters recently. If you haven’t heard, TFO released a new line of fly rods designed for throwing big flies at big fish. Musky in particular! You can read about it on Angling Trade

Through some friends in the biz I was put in touch with TFO and was asked to work up some ideas for a logo for the TFO ‘Esox’ rods. The image below is what we they decided on and ultimately went with. The top design will be silk screened onto the rods and the bottom will be used for promotional material.

The 'ESOX' Logo

The ‘ESOX’ Logo

The rod:

'ESOX' Rod from TFO (image courtesy of TFO's Facebook page)

‘ESOX’ Rod from TFO (image courtesy of TFO’s Facebook page)

I couldn’t be happier with how this turned out!

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

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…