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The folks at www.allwaterguides.com are some of the best guides out there. If you’re looking to float the Lower Colorado for bass, or the Guadalupe for trout, these are the folks you want to call.

 

If you plan on heading to the Guadalupe river for some of the freshly winter stocked trout, i HIGHLY recommend tying some of these up. Just saying. Story coming soon.

 

Some great footage of fishing for aggressive Pike in Holland via Willem Romeijn. Check out more of his excellent videos on his Vimeo page.

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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

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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!

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