another lovely-lovely image depicting that special moment by Takashi Kuwahara
～ Dalai Lama
being near water comes second.
drawing by Takashi Kuwahara
a delightful blast from the not-so-far past from Jeff Kennedy and the much missed Drawing Flies 52 project.
i’m not the nostalgic type but Jeff’s and Jason Borger‘s fly and fish art collaboration where very special. their art is still out there, easily viewable for anyone willing to do a little research. i guess its the “what’ll they come with next week ?” i miss most.
always fun, inspiring yet somewhat whimsical at least at first viewing, Takashi’s drawings are also often food for thought.
outside of being a delightful drawing, today’s image shows us a caster that has multiple problems, the least being that he’ll most likely end up with knot(s) in his leader and a messy presentation because there’s slack from the line hand all the way to the fly but more importantly because this is a serious safety issue, his casting plane is still on his right shoulder even though there’s a hard wind blowing onto it. this is one of the best ways to wear a hook.
hopefully it’s a barbless hook and this guy will work on the Five Essentials of Fly Casting in the near future…
another gem from Takashi Kuwahara.
i love how this one makes the corners of my mouth slightly raise…
a stylised rendition of Mikael ‘Blue Dun’ Gröndahl fantastic ink and paper drawings.
this big guy’s on fire !
another lovely rendition by Jake Keeler at 20acrecarcass, this one pen and watercolour on paper. be sure to check out Jake’s site for a lot more fishy excellentness.
Takashi Kuwahara didn’t really put a title to this great piece, so i…
by Jake Keeler at 20acrecarcass,
a guy who seems to have worked out the perfect proportions in making a great fly-fishing/painting/beer-making cocktail.
i hope this turns into a trend.
by Jeff Kennedy
by Daniel Lopez
i’ve been getting reports from here and there around the world from friends who are either going through the winter blues or their area is hidden by clouds. here’s a little sunshine for ya !
not a cloud, not a wind and it’s been 35° in the shade for the last two weeks but what the heck, this one’s beautiful.
bluegill portrait by Jeff Kennedy
if you’re in the mood for more fishy art click the pic.
which also leads to this tip: if you need to dry off a fly by false casting, do this away from the fish to keep the flying line, its reflections and shadows away from their view. off the shoulder, side casting, whatever it takes, there’s almost always space somewhere around you to do this. when you feel the job is done switch back to the original casting plane and present. bingo !
slightly hypnotic slimy curves
Hey Beast Studio