Revisiting Painting

When I lived in Virginia and played my part for the local fly fishing clubs including Trout Unlimited, a group of die hard locals got an awesome film and fishing festival started called Legends of the Fly. They do the film festival stuff, but also highlight a “legend” fly fisher who gives a presentation. There are fishing demonstrations as well as a big party and auction with proceeds going to great causes like project healing waters.

They also have an awesome mid year fishing tourney.

I used to submit fishing videos and generally be a cheerleader. This year I was asked to paint another trout painting for the auction. It’s been about a year since I painted anything so I’ve been procrastinating. Finally, I sat down tonight and began working.

I started with the same design Lonny Kenny Leather put on my guitar strap.

As I painted, I got a little worried about the pike-ish look to the fish but tried to be patient.

Sure enough, by the end, Gillian Welch calmed my fears and I’m happy with the project. If you are ever looking to visit as fly fishing festival, Legends of the Fly is an awesome one. Hopefully in the years to come I’ll make it back to support in person. For now, this will have to do.

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A slow season…

I fished more last year than any year in the past. I got on a trout stream more than 40 times. For me, that is pretty phenomenal.

I fished one so far in the 2019 season. But it feels we’ve been battling extreme runoff or extreme cold, so I’ve kept my distance recently.

We did have a fun family trip to Florida last week and managed to find some shark teeth on the gulf coast and that was pretty amazing. The warmer weather got me day dreaming of casting to more tropical fish.

Maybe it is time to planing an excursion. Where would you go? Float trip in Alaska? Red fishing in Louisiana? Roosterfish? Puerto Rico?

Also, pretty soon I’m going to be sharing with you details about a book I’m writing. It is in the editing stage and working on publishing. It would fall under the category of historical fiction and mystic realism. Love story. Tragedy. Conservation. I can’t wait to share it.