Tag Archives: Fishing Art

Reel Happiness: Messy Hair Stubborn Spirit

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A Short Film Focused on Women Anglers in Southeast Alaska

Fly Fishing, Southeast Alaska, Women Anglers: Reel Happiness.  We are excited to support Kayla Roys and Sydney Akagi’s project focusing on women anglers in Southeast.

Kayla and Sydney’s team of Alaskan film producers and female anglers are currently applying to the Trout Unlimited F3T Fly Fishing Grant. This award amount is up to $15,000 that will go towards creating this film. To qualify for this grant we must first raise a percentage of the cost we are asking for, this is where the Kickstarter comes in!

If awarded this grant, the film will be on tour during the 2017 Trout Unlimited film tour to about 100 cities in the United States.

Although the initial goal has been reached, please consider adding additional support to Reel Happiness.  Your support of Alaskan projects not only encourages future projects, but also secures much needed additional funds to help make Reel Happiness a fantastic representation of Alaskan women anglers and will help to offset travel costs.16889a1f4d611b9bbfd3cef8ac443fe9_original

When you support Reel Happiness, you also receive a pretty snazzy Messy Hair Stubborn Spirit T-Shirt design, that by all means captures the spirit of all Alaskan women anglers.

Read More and Support the Reel Happiness Project Here!

Tippets and Tales: One on One with Zeb Tonkavich


Great interview with one of our favorite custom rod creators, Zeb Tonkavich, better known to some as ‘Snowman’ on the Tippets and Tales blog.

If you are into custom rods or know Snowman’s work, you will really dig this look into what makes Zeb tick.


 Tippets and Tales: One on One with Zeb Tonkavich

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Slikkers’ Split Cane Write-up from The Fiberglass Manifesto

The Fiberglass Manifesto’s custom leather reel cases created by Slikkers’ Split Cane. TFM Photo


The Fiberglass Manifesto did a great write up on Slikkers’ Split Cane over the past month.  The 2 part series on the creation of Slikkers’ leather reel case was a fantastic view of the time and process it takes to create these one-of-a-kind leather works.  Follow the links below to The Fiberglass Manifesto to read the 3 part series on Slikkers’ Split Cane.

The Making Of A Leather Reel Case – Part 1

The Making Of A Leather Reel Case – Part 2

Slikkers’ Custom Leather Fly Reel Case

Visit Slikkers’ Split Cane – Leatherworks site Here

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Artist Spotlight: Nate Karnes and ScaleFish Studio



Another round of Artist Spotlight brings us to Nate Karnes and Scalefish Studio.  Nate’s work encompasses not only some amazing pieces of Fish Art across multiple mediums, but also a few pigs.

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Heads or Tails – Steam ‘Bow The second of two pieces for “Casting 4 A Cure.”

Nate’s blending of pigs and fish takes ‘catching a pig’ to a new level.  The recently released Pig Brown Trout Shirts are a hot commodity throughout social media.  You can purchase pigs individually or go big and start a pig farm with a herd of pigs.

Check out Nate’s work, pick up a pig brown or tarpon and give Nate a follow on Social Media (Links Below).

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Strip’n Flywear born anew launches 2014 Line



Our favorite Indie T-Shirt and design company Strip’n Flywear launches their 2014 line today.

13 new designs on high end blended fabrics really ties the room together.



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Artist Spotlight: The Art of Shawn Bichsel

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Fly Fishing and the Art it Inspires

First caught wind of Shawn’s work from Instagram, his tribal fish design on his Christmas cards was too ‘Alaskan’ to pass up.  Unlike other artists, Shawn’s mediums cross into some very different realms.  From pen and ink designs, digital, painting and woodwork, there is an ecletic mix of all things fly fishing. Continue reading Artist Spotlight: The Art of Shawn Bichsel