Wish I could say I haven't posted anything in awhile because I've been busy fishing or drawing about fishing, but my poor excuse is just work mostly...and some bad timing with weather, blown out rivers and days off.
Not complaining, though. I did get a great trip to the Roaring Fork Valley in Colorado during April. A great trip with some great fishing on the Roaring Fork and The Frying Pan. But, honestly, I am really missing my favorite Ozark streams...the Niangua and the North Fork of the White. Not a trip to either yet...I know, poor form.
I have been out for some warm water fishing; however, and this was one of my resolutions this year. Check out this sweet largemouth my son and I caught a few weeks ago on a hopper pattern at dusk believe it or not. Niko scouted a perfect spot under a branch and could not quite make the cast, so he asked me to try and we hooked up on the second one. Never heard him scream that loud! We had a blast with some nice bluegill, too.
Not too much new on the drawing board right now; just some sketches mostly. I'll post 1 or 2 to "On the Easel" if you want to check them out.
Thanks to Brian Wise for blogging about my site last month!! And thanks to everyone who stopped by to take a look.
Take care and go fishing.
Hope your holidays were great and here's to a very happy and prosperous New Year!
I wrapped up last year by landing my biggest brown yet and finishing the homage to Crystal River native Colorado River Cutthroat I've had on my easel for a while. Here they are:
You can check out a bigger picture of the cutthroat in 'Original Art Work' if you're so inclined.
To start off the new year I am working on a cuttthroat to add to the box canvas series that currently includes 'Hopper Brown' and 'Adams Rainbow'. The cheek and gill colors on the cutt should look great featured against the plain dark background; highlighting those colors and patterns is what inspired me to create the first two in that series.
I always have too many New Year's resolutions, but I did make a couple this year with regard to fishing: 1) Do more smallmouth bass and warm water fly fishing, and 2) Catch a walleye on the fly rod.
Take care and thanks for stopping by. Brian
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