Painting a Red Fish… or rather, a Redfish

Last Friday night, I sat down and tried my second attempt at painting a redfish tail. When it comes to painting fish you can be as simple or detailed as you like. The redfish is a perfect example of a fish that looks pretty straight forward in the minds eye, but quickly becomes more complicated with its subtle highlights and many shades of  rust, silver and blue. 
I’m thinking I might find myself painting a few Christmas gifts this year. 

New Video: The Bountiful Piankatank

My Saltwater Fly Fishing Journey began a little over two years ago on the Chesapeake Bay with Capt. Chris Newsome. Late September 2013, I rejoined Capt. Chris in search of Striped Bass, Speckled Trout, and Red Drum on the Piankatank River, a tributary of the Chesapeake. The River was generous and Murphy’s Law held true with a dead camera battery prior to netting the last and biggest fish of the day. Still photos got the job done, however.
Music: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, “Om Nisha Me”
Filmed with iphone 4s and GoPro HD

Spots and Stripes: A Day on the Piankatank River with Capt. Chris Newsome

For my birthday present, I got a day fishing the Chesapeake Bay with Capt. Chris Newsome of Bay Fly Fishing. My good friend Kevin of Sweet and Salt joined me for a day of fantastic fishing. Check out his more thorough recap here
Almost all the photos credit goes to Kevin on this one. Nice work bud. 
Capt. Chris finding us some Peanut Bunker (Menhaden)
Ridiculously gorgeous morning. 
Fish finders. 
A Healthy Striper. 
My fish of the trip.
Just a great fish. 
Look at that snaggletooth. 
Kevin found the only red of the day.
Nice work, Kevin. 
If you are looking to get on the water, now is a great time to do it. If you are looking for a guide, Capt. Chris is one of the best. I’m hoping to get the video up and rolling in the next week or so.  Until then.