Archive for the ‘Fish’ Category

Fish, Film & Water (The Way of a Trout)

A slightly edited re-post from 2009. A film I watched so many times in my youth, photographed in place I used to visit every spring. Those days are very long gone, but watching this still brings me back with intense clarity … – – – – – – – – As a kid, I had […]

Autumn Wisco Musky

With fall mere hours away here in the Northern Hemisphere, I got to thinking about my old home state of Wisconsin and its signature fish, the Muskellunge. A cool fish to catch, even cooler on a fly rod. With the thoughts of autumn colors, the scent of fallen leaves, and the flow of tannic waters in my […]

A (Vector) Cutthroat Revisited

This is a little vector-art piece I did as part of the Drawing Fish 52 project (with Jeff Kennedy). It’s a representation of a Rio Grande cutthroat and one of the streams of its native habitat (Costilla #1 in northern New Mexico). Costilla #1 flows from Colorado into New Mexico on the Vermejo Park Ranch property, and […]

AMFF — Angling & Art Benefit

I recently  completed three smaller watercolors for the American Museum of Fly Fishing’s upcoming Angling and Art benefit sale. With the schedule I have been attempting to keep, I painted the pieces quickly and with a more open, perhaps slightly expressionist hand in some areas (orange water? My mind likes the way it feels, so […]

A New Angle

Can’t believe I’ve off the blog for a month, but I’ve been barely keeping my head above water, so to speak. Among many things, I’ve been painting. Just finishing up a bigger piece tonight, and thought I’d take a few pix before I completed the background. On a whim I decided to shoot wide-angle at […]

Gorging with Ronan

As many FF&W readers know, Paul Arden’s is *the* English-language destination for technical fly-casting discussion (via the SL bulletin board) on the Web. What many may not know is that it also hosts a blog, written primarily by Ronan Creane. If you dig real-deal, adventure style fly fishing in NZ (who doesn’t?) then you should […]

Drawing Fish 52 (2012) Revisited – Tarpon

This first made an appearance during the Drawing Fish & Flies 52 project from a couple of years back, and I still like how it turned out. It was second of two tarpon images from that week in March, 2012. You can read the full, archived DF52 post here.

Friday Fish Fry – First Fish

If you read my last Friday Fish Fry post, you already know where this photo was taken. If not, this is from Squaw Creek in Montana’s Gallatin River drainage. It’s the first trout that I actually cast to myself and landed myself. My father had been training me in both aspects (as I had the […]

Drawing Fish 52 (2011) Revisited – Brook Trout

A little look back at what I was doing two years ago this week with the Drawing Fish 52 project (along with Jeff Kennedy). The week’s subject matter was a brook trout and the image below was my take on it in 30 minutes or less. I have included some of the original text from […]

Friday (OK, Monday) Fish Fry – One From My Oldest Haunt

For those who have seen my “Approach & Presentation Strategies for Trout” slideshow, you already know this shot. For those who haven’t here’s a little history: In addition to being nearly microscopic, this little rainbow was my final trout of the day the last time my father I fished Montana’s Squaw Creek together. Squaw Creek, […]

DF52 (2011) Pumpkinseed Revisited

A little look back to 2011 and the Drawing Fish 52 project. This was the fish from the second week of January. I’ve posted the text as well as the image. In the time since, this image went to a reader who had a passion for panfish. Growing up in Wisconsin, I fished not only […]

Drawing Fish & Flies 52 – 47_OR Albacore

DF&F52 Oregon Albacore. Finally back on track with the DF&F52 project. Had to skip a few weeks in there due to so much time pressure on this end. Got a solid four hours of sleep last night, though! The world is coming back into focus…. This is an albacore caught of the Oregon coast by […]

New Tees! Here’s What I’m Thinking….

Update: Not gonna work like this. Too hard to match the two screens front-to-back on the seam over a print run. No worries; I’ve got a few more ideas for this type of thing. Stay tuned this week. Update to the update: I’m not giving up. I may have found a place with a screen […]

Drawing Fish & Flies 52 – 38_King Salmon

DF&F52 King Salmon. My choice this week, and I wanted to connect to the up-and-down of the king salmon run in Alaska this season. Notes: I got behind this weekend (been working on a rather large chunk of how-to writing these days). Then, after I saw Jeff’s DF&F52 piece for the week, I had to run […]