Paul Puckett: A Peripatetic Artist

“Tail and Lights”
All artworks by Paul Puckett

Growing up in Dallas, Texas, Paul Puckett always drew and painted, and when his grandfather passed away in 1988, Paul inherited a Berkley 8-foot 7-weight rod and a bunch of bass. . .

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Ty Hallock: Art from the Guide’s-Eye View

Ty first built his reputation on painting Cliff fly boxes.
All photos by Ty Hallock

Tyler Hallock grew up in the Black Hills of South Dakota, where he often explored the back roads and hidden fishing streams and lakes in the area. He developed his love of fishing while. . .

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Utah Guide Tim Johnson is No Slouch with a Paintbrush

“CR Cutt Reflections,” an oil painting of a Colorado River cutty from a local stillwater.
All paintings by Tim Johnson

Utah-based angler and artist, Tim Johnson is also an Orvis-endorsed fly fishing guide at Utah’s Falcon’s Ledge. But wait! There’s more: he’s a fly designer, a fly fishing instructor/adjunct. . .

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Nate Karnes: An Artist’s Fire Rekindled

“Brook Trout” from the “Heads or Tails” Series.
All works by Nate Karnes

Growing up in South Knoxville, Tennessee, in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, Nate Karnes had always loved the outdoors, and he had loved fishing since his dad first took him. He. . .

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Artist Sarah Lauridsen Has Trout Dreams

“Brown Trout,” acrylic on canvas
Paintings by Sarah Lauridsen

Sarah Lauridsen, who lives near the Ottauquechee in central Vermont, is both an avid fly-fisher and artist. Not coincidentally, she has discovered trout to be a favorite subject, both in the. . .

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Angling Art: Heavy Metal Trout

“Rise to Mayfly,” Pewter, gold leaf, brass and copper

For an artist who uses traditional metalwork techniques, capturing the complexities of living game fish seems like a tall order. There’s a lot of detail to render if you want the finished work to. . .

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Angling Art: “Fight Club Series” by Zach Even

“Brown Trout,” Oil on Masonite
All paintings by Zach Even

Wyoming artist Zach Even doesn’t look like a painter. A former state-champion discus thrower and an avid mountaineer, he has the build of an athlete who likes to test his. . .

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