I didn’t realize what was going on when they asked me to film myself answering a few questions on camera. I knew they were making some sort of film about a few people, but to claimed as a “Torch Bearer,” the future of flyfishing was quite an honor. I had no idea it was coming and still don’t believe it. I was joined by a good number of fellow names and will never forget it. I am very excited about the future of my artwork and activity in this amazing sport…thanks BTT.
As you can see my camera equipment is far from good.<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/112120820″>Passing The Torch</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/bonefishtarpontrust”>Bonefish and Tarpon Trust</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p>
Here are some recent paintings I have done. I will try to keep this newer, fresher and more current. I tend to rely on the Instagram side of things and need to focus more on this, being lazy happens!
A little film I made form my week in Alaska last month, hope you like it!
<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/104076334″>Bristol Bay Lodge 2014</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/user10767287″>Paul Puckett</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p>
I went to battle again in cold water country with my Eveglades Special box, and only that. Now I did hang a little bead off the fly here an there by way of some guides suggestions but fished it solo most of the time and did very well. Here are a few pics from the trip. Overall I caught 3 Rainbow Trout, 2 Chum Salmon, Grayling, 2 Dolly Varden and a Sockeye with the E.S.
I came along to Park City, Utah with my girlfriend and her family. I had been a here before, but just never fished. Each prior trip had been solely for curing “Cabin Fever,” while living in Jackson, WY and the need to get out of town as soon as the snow gives way to long drives. Sara’s brother and father are avid fly fisherman, so I was in great hands as far as having the best guides available. Since working in a fly shop for 20 years or so, visiting the local flyshop is more or less a religion, so Trout Bum 2 was the target shop for info and excess shop talk. The rivers on the agenda were the smaller town stream, The Strawberry, The Provo and the Duchesne. We caught some great hatches….Stoneflies, Green Drakes, Caddis and PMD’s. As far as hatches and rising fish, it couldn’t have been better. It had been a long tome since I had fished a western stream with real, live, big bugs coming off, it was quite a treat for this guy that is usually chasing Redfish that won’t eat my fly. OK!!! I’ll have an Everglades Special report later….don’t hate. Today is the last day of fishing, as we fly out tonight at 11pm. We are gonna hit some water, see if some bugs are coming off, get our hands slimy and get on back to 95 degrees and humidity that feels like a wet blanket of hell….at least comparing to where we are now, but Charleston is a welcome sight, always.