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!



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


This weeks fish art entry:

I came across a picture of this fish on Instagram, but cannot for the life of me remember whom to give credit to. Anyway, it was a beautiful rainbow trout, that peaked my interest immediately. I’m feverishly going through profiles so that I can give proper credit.

Completed entirely by hand, available as an 11″ X 14″ print on Etsy.

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

Bamboo Chopsticks

I’ve decided it’s time to take the plunge and get serious about this desire to build bamboo fly rods. I have no idea where to start, the interwebs are full of useful or useless information. There are magazines, videos and books. There are classes and experienced rod builders to learn from. But more importantly, there’s my farm-boy upbringing that is screaming “JUST DO IT”!!!

So… When the wife said “let’s go to the library” I jumped at the idea. A quick search of the library ‘puter pointed me straight to these 2 books (Thanks Dewey Deciaml… whoever that poor guy is!):

Casting A Spell – The Bamboo Fly Rod and the American Pursuit of Perfection, by George Black. And. Fishing Bamboo – One Mans Love Affair with Bamboo Fly Rods, by John Gierach.

Thanks for playing along, gonna go read a couple books now! (It’s too damn cold to Fly Fish anyway.)