THE BEARS FISH

The piece below was done for Abel Reels as a new Tshirt design. If you have followed along for a while, you’ll know that I entered their “Reel Art” contest late last year…and came in second. But a few months later they contacted me about working on this.

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This design is a take on the California flag and the fish within the bear is based on California’s State fish, the Golden Trout. The geographer in me took over at some point and I tried to incorporate all the varying geographic regions of the state within the bear. Enough talking…GO BUY ONE HERE!

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

Recent Additions

Some of the most recent things to come out of the woodshed.

Colorado Flag Trout w / Fly

Colorado Flag Trout w / Fly

Working on expanding my state flag / fish collection. This is the fourth in a series that I am working on as I get request. See the Art page for the Montana, Arizona and Texas fish. The fish was cut with a CNC Router and it was hand painted. If you would like to order one… Click Here

The Stiper

The Stiper

Hand cut with a jig saw and table top scroll saw from 3/4″ red oak. The final dimensions are 27″ X 11.5″. With a galvanized sheet metal backing. If you would like to order one… Click Here

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

Fly Fishing’s Venn Diagram

To honor John Venn’s 180th birthday, Google decided to make a handy dandy Google Doodle…And well, I needed to share this anyway and as soon as I saw the Goog this morning I new this was how it had to be done!

No matter how you enjoy fly fishing, be it from the surf, from the banks of a farm pond, right on down to your local river, or some far off destination I can only dream about…The excitement really happens the instant that fish meets your fly! That’s what this piece was all about…Enjoy

Fly Fishing's Venn Diagram

The actual design in the middle is something I did for Revive Fly Fishing. In fact you, you can BUY a shirt and have it strapped across your back everyday…Just click HERE and BUY the shirt already!

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

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!