Friday, February 27, 2009


"Shanaynay" This is an original pattern by Joseph at One More Cast. I created this painting as a demo at the MidWest Flyfishing Expo this past weekend. There is an interesting story to this fly. If you would like to know more, drop Joseph a line.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

"Flats Bunny" Watercolor and Gouache. This fly was created for the winner of the monthly drawing for Boodreaux's Boondocques ESPN radio show at Florida Fishing Radio. The January winner was Jason H. and the fly he requested was the Flats Bunny. Here you go Jason and Congrats!

Jack's Fly

A few weeks back, I received an incredible gift of some retired oil brushes. These brushes were from my good friend Jack, fly tier extraordinaire and an all around great guy to have a pint with. When you look through art catalogs, they have brushes categorized by the type of paint that you create with, brushes for watercolor, oil and so on. I decided to use one of the oil brushes with watercolor to paint this fly. I know it may seem like art blasphemy, but if you do not branch out and push the limits a bit, you will never full realize full creative potential. Thanks Jack for the brushes!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Field and Stream

Tim Ramano editor of the Field and Stream blog has a nice post on my projects. Check it out here. It is fun to read the comments. Thanks Tim for the post!

It's Been Awhile

I know it has been I while since I have posted anything. My product design consulting work has been keeping me really busy lately. Given the state of the economy, I am extremely thankful to be so busy.

With that said, there has been little time to keep up on my painting list. I did just finish a painting and will post it in a day or so. The book is coming along, but slowly. I hope to have it wrapped up in the next 30 days or so.

I have also been preparing for the Great Waters Fly Expo at the Schaumburg Convention Center. If you are in the area Feb 20th-22nd. Stop on by my booth. I will have live painting demos and prints for sale.