Jim Reams Fishing by the Chalk Bluffs

Jim Reams Fishing by the Chalk BluffsJim Reams, the rod-builder, fishing by the chalk bluffs on Hat Creek, another beautiful western spring Creek in Northern California.

An Angle on Art

  • By: Bob White
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An Angle on Art

  • By: Bob White
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I’M FASCINATED BY SCULPTURE, particularly when it’s constructed in a medium in which I have little working experience. So it’s no wonder that I’m intrigued by the whimsical and expressive fish studies of sculptor Joel Nelson.

Angle on Art

  • By: Bob White
  • Illustrations by: Rick Harrington
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His landscapes, particularly those with reflected light, create in me the sensation of remembering a dream from which I’ve just awoken. Only the visceral, most essential elements remain, and the extraneous details, which often clutter and confuse, retreat with the dawn. What remains is an impression of the dream, and a record of the memory.

Sporting Life

  • By: John Gierach
  • Illustrations by: Bob White
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sporting life

Ice Out Bozeman

A gathering of fishing guides livin’ the dream.

An Angle On Art

  • By: Bob White
  • Illustrations by: Becca Schlaff
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Becca Schlaff’s Tributes to the Colors of Fish

 

Angle on Art

  • By: Bob White
  • Illustrations by: Travis Sylvester
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Travis Sylvester is the only artist I know who works exclusively in colored pencils, and I must confess . . . I know very little about the medium, or the process he’s chosen.

Short Casts

  • By: Bob White
  • Illustrations by: Galen Mercer
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Galen Mercer doesn’t think of himself as an angling artist. In fact, during a recent examination of a quarter century of his work, Mercer was surprised to find that, of the hundreds of paintings he reviewed, only three or four actually contained anglers, and fewer still included fish. “I’ve always been far more interested in the sporting environs than the particulars,” he explained. “Except for scale, I’ve never felt compelled to ‘humanize’ a landscape. Quite the opposite.”

An Angle On Art

  • By: Bob White
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Most sporting art, especially angling art, has a practical purpose or function. Painters, photographers and printmakers try to capture a moment in time and preserve memories. Sculptors recreate objects cherished by anglers, be they fish or fly. Rod makers, net makers, boat builders and fly tiers create the tools with which we pursue our passion.

Presentation

  • Photography by: Todd Kaplan
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Subject: During early evenings in June along the banks of south-central Idaho’s Silver Creek, brown drake spinners collect en masse. In response, the creek’s largest brown trout appear from their cutbank lairs to inhale them. Most creek devotees say there’s no better time to catch a five-pound trout on a dry fly.