Friday, April 29, 2016

TY OUTDOORS - OGR16 Limited Edition Yeti Cooler

I've been following guide and artist Ty Hallock of Ty Outdoors for quite some time on Instagram and his artwork on Cliff Boxes and YETI Coolers is so excellent.  As he was getting ready to knock out a YETI Cooler for the recent Orvis Guide Rendezvous in Missoula, I asked if he'd chronicle the lid art with a step by step for a T.F.M. post.

Imagine, some lucky (sonofabitch) winner walked away with this special cooler at the end of the weekend.

Ty wrote...  "Whenever I do a YETI Cooler lid, I start with a carbon pen or a charcoal pen to lay out the basic shape of the fish and make sure the proportions are right.  Then comes the black Sharpie outline and start a little shading.  Next I add in the darker shades and bleed some of the color out of the black then I work my way into lighter colors.  Then I work my way to the back of the fish adding direction with shading and color.  Next is adding details of the eye and fins.  Lastly, I use a white oil base sharpie to add highlights and water marks to finish it all off."

Check out the Ty Outdoors website and follow along on Instagram too.


The latest issue of Catch Magazine is live.  It's worth the price of admission for a visual trip around the fly fishing world with each issue.


Thursday, April 28, 2016

Carolina Fly Fishing Club - Upcoming Presentation

Just a quick heads up that the Carolina Fly Fishing Club has invited me to give my presentation, "The Reinvention of the Fiberglass Fly Rod", for their May 11th meeting (which is just two weeks away) and will be held at the Bass Pro Shop in Concord Mills, North Carolina.

Come out for the presentation, a few giveaways, and of course I'll be bringing a couple dozen demo glass rods for everyone to cast if they'd like as well.

The meeting is open to members and visitors and more information can be found on the Carolina Fly Fishing Club website.  I am looking forward to this presentation and hope to see a few T.F.M. readers there as well.

SMITH - Life Beyond Walls: Guatemala

I didn't realize it until recently but Smith has a page full of "Life Beyond Walls" videos on their website and their latest is a trip to Guatemala which is worth a look.

Visit the Smith website to check out their latest ChromaPop sunglasses and for more video goodness.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

6 Good Reads

The Field Coffee Diary - A Late Hatch

I think this is my favorite from "The Coffee Diary" series since I dig the bug animation, Rolf's narration, and of course, the dry fly eats.

More goodness on Rolf Nylinder's website and Vimeo page.

Monday, April 25, 2016

A Tight Loop - Spring 2016

The spring issue of A Tight Loop is live and it's a healthy shot of Midwest (and beyond) fly fishing.