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2014 / 2015 Reading Lists

My friend and co-worker, Andrew Forrest, posted his reading list on his blog.   His post made me think of my own 2014 reading history, and my plans for 2015. If you don’t subscribe to Andrew’s blog, I recommend it to you.   Here is a list of my 2014 reading, and plans for 2015. 2014 Reading…


Royal Madam X

Sat down at the tying bench last night to try a Royal Madam X fly.  A quick Youtube search yielded this excellent video tutorial by Tim Cammisa.  Below the tutorial is a quick video showing my finished product.  The head is a little sloppy, but I think it will fish.  I think I’ll tie some with…


Photo Update 1.4.15

An outing at dusk started as an experiment with some graduated lens filters for the dslr. After importing and sending to the iPad, I got a little carried away with a few apps and arrived at this image. I gravitate toward warm colors and I love texture. A little overboard, maybe. But these edited images…

January Gray

January Gray

Questioning my decision to do it, I have walked to the fishing pond. It is cold today. The constant drizzle said stay home. Even if the fish were biting it wouldn’t be worth it. It is cold.  And Gray. The light breeze is articulating each drop of rain on my face. The light is failing. Farmhouses on the horizon…

Digital Watercolor

Watercolor, or close to it

My wife bought me some watercolor paints for Christmas (Thanks, Babe!).  Mine have all dried out, and I’ve been wanting to get back into the watercolor world.  I just really love loose, transparent watercolor.  I haven’t broken out the paints yet, but I have been experimenting a little bit with a watercolor app on my iPad.…

Digital Watercolor

Season’s Greetings

It’s the day after Christmas, life is slow at the ranch, and the boys are in town. I hope you’re having a wonderful holiday season. Here’s a little piece I did with a watercolor app on the iPad. Have a safe holiday with family and friends!