Friday, February 25, 2011


I've seen Ray Troll pop up in the content stream from time to time and it always reminds me of a wearable relic that I have. I finally got around to photographing it. This particular relic is a SPAWN TILL YOU DIE t-shirt that I've owned since the late 80's. It only seems to come out for special excursions. This image is considered one of Ray's most definitive pieces and it's still in production today. Cruise around on the Ray Troll web site to see more original imagery by this influential and creative Alaskan punster.

Photos by El Pescador

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Spirit Bear

Can a single image change the course of an environmental issue?  EP Films absolutely believes that it can, especially when the picture is from an encounter with a rare life form.  Hunker down and watch the latest 7 minute excerpt from this tribe of adventure/environmental journalists and get a rare glimpse of an animal with high spiritual credentials and the individuals who captured it on film.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Fish fish

Fish fish is a paint marker sketch on black paper by English artist Peter Gander. This particular piece grabbed my attention because of the way the fish "scales" were actually other fish. The technique of building a fish image out of smaller fish seemed like a perfect way to emphasize interdependence. It makes me envision a series of images of the Bristol Bay ecosystem inhabitants (bears, eagles, wolves, fish, insects, trees, etc) all developed from individual salmon units (for lack of a better term). Peter mentioned that this sketch is something he'd like to develop further. I'll keep you posted.

Friday, February 4, 2011


The narration, film angle and construction techniques contained in this Coyote Carp Fly episode are entertaining and unique. Texasflycaster shows you how to make a very simple flats pattern from widely used materials. Color improvisation and material substitutions could result in umpteen pattern variations that could tempt any number of flats species. Have a look at this 9 minute video and see if it doesn't strike a humorous chord or illicit some measurable tying motivation. You might also want to visit Texasflycaster's Channel to see some other uploads. They cover a wide spectrum of content ranging from Carp Having Sex to an acoustic blues episode of Live From The Couch.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

f3t 2011

The 2011 Fly Fishing Film Tour kicks off once again in Ventura, CA on Thursday night (2/3). The venue is the Majestic Ventura Theater. Discount tickets ($12) are available at the Artful Angler. I have no doubt that this will be a memorable event and a memorable film tour year for the passionate, media savvy tribe at the helm. The ever evolving tour's reach includes points all across the country.  Visit for complete details and more.

Billboard illustrations by El Pescador