Tuesday, January 31, 2012
|Jeez, what is that?|
Saturday, January 28, 2012
|Iowa Driftless Brook Trout|
Began by tracing my brookie photo with marker on plastic. I wasn't sure if the scan would capture the ripples of the plastic but was pleased that it did. I gave this week's subject matter a couple days of thought before putting pencil to paper (or marker to plastic). I had a pretty good idea of where I wanted the piece to go before strarting the timer. Often the finished product is not what I envisioned but this time it was pretty much spot on. Process: Print Photo-trace-scan-photoshop-illustrator.
Anyone following along is welcome to use my Brookie piece as desktop wallpaper.
Monday, January 23, 2012
Anyone following along is welcome to use my Cutthroat piece as a desktop background.
Links to Drawing Fish & Flies 52
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Sunday, January 15, 2012
|Black Stonefly Nymph|
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
I went to the river thinking I might film some dry fly fishing. The midges were coming off, but it was nothing special. No worries as the fish were taking streamers again.-in January, what?
Here is a conversation I often have with myself.
Me: The tails on your streamers are too long, results in too many short-strikes.
Antagonist: Any fish that doesn't have the balls to eat the whole thing isn't a fish you want to catch anyhows.
Me: How many medium sized fish (16 inches) do you think you miss because the tails on your streamers are too long?
Antagonist: I suppose a few, I don't really know.
Me: A 16 inch fish can make the difference between a good day and a really good day.
Antagonist: Neither of those days are what you should be after.
Saturday, January 7, 2012
Friday, January 6, 2012
I love Minnesota –and the ridiculously warm weather we have been having –and streamers in January –and this new little camera I’ve been playing around with –and this stream that has such incredibly stable water temps that the fish are seemingly in the same runs all year long.
Let me know what you think about these videos. I’m not spending a whole lot of time editing them right now. I spent a solid half hour getting the clips into imovie, chopping them up, and arranging them. I’m not trying to win any awards here, just want to bring you along.