Archive for November 2016
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This Thanksgiving i’m thankful for many things, and one of them is that there are people and companies like Patagonia out there using their resources to do as much good as possible.
On Black Friday, Patagonia is donating 100% of sales to grassroots organizations working to create positive change for the planet in their own backyards. We’re determined to use every means at our disposal to defend our world’s climate, air, water and soil. In these divisive times, protecting what we all hold in common is more important than ever before. –www.patagonia.com
Both their brick and mortar stores (there is one in downtown Austin) and their online store at www.patagonia.com are taking part so please consider voting for positive change with your dollars, pesos, euros, etc.
There are a lot of wonderful things that have transpired because of starting this blog, friendships, special trips, and sometimes even water access. Every great once and a while though it’s a package of something wonderful, stickers from other like minded blogs, product to give away, or once in a blue moon something like the package i received a little while back stuffed tightly in the sheet metal tee-pee standing on a post at the end of my driveway.
The origination was Australia, from where it traveled 9,300 miles with the shippers intention of having it arrive in my mailbox pagoda. The contents of the gift included a gorgeous print of a Royal Wulff, a demo print of various other flies and a wonderful note from their artist that read in part…
I’m an artist specializing in watercolor of trout flies which i make available as high-quality prints like you see here. I also paint trout as well as trout flies…
I’ve always drawn and painted but this is new for me, My father was a fisherman who came late to fly-fishing, he took it up when he retired, but he fished whenever he could when i was a child. He made us each our own fishing rods and lures and taught us how to fish and then clean and gut what we caught. He also gave me my first sketchbook and pencils and taught me some of the basics of drawing,
So the art comes from there. -Lyn
The artwork is tastefully done in watercolours which lends itself well to the aesthetic of these illustrations. With the ability to lay brush stroke over brush stroke Lyn is able to figuratively add wrap on wrap as if tying the fly by hand. This makes for some amazing depth in the illustrations while providing an amazing amount of detail.
I’m happy to say that amazing print of the infamous Royal Wulff now adorns the die Fische den and adds a special air of fly fishing history to this small room. If you’d like to get your own print or are looking for more information please visit www.artofthetroutfly.com and let them know you heard about them here. With the holidays around the corner these are the perfect unique gift for that fly fisher in your life!
While FOTB is always killing it, recently Tim was fortunate enough to interview Derek DeYoung who is easliy, hands down the most popular painter / artist / fly fisherman out there. Even if you’re unfamiliar with his name you likely have seen his artwork in your favorite fly fishing magazine, fly fishing websites or any number of fly fishing merchandise.
Hey Guys, I had the pleasure of sitting down and getting to know Derek DeYoung. Derek is an amazing artist who has a passion for painting fish from a very unique perspective. We discuss this perspective in depth on this latest podcast. Enjoy it guys, and definitely go check out Derek on instagram or his website. www.derekdeyoung.com Adios, Tim