An angle on art

  • By: Bob White
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jSCOTT WELLS IS A GYOTAKU printmaker who works in a technique that few of us have seen and even fewer can pronounce. Until I met Wells, I simply referred to his work as “fish printing.”
However, once you understand the art, the name makes a lot of sense. Gyo, in Japanese, means “fish,” and taku means “rubbing.”

Personal History

  • By: George Cook
  • Photography by: George Cook
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jDeep in the blurry throws of engagement, I stepped out of a skiff on Alaska’s Nushagak River and said to my fiancée, Jen, “Yeah sweetie, you get first water all week long on this gig.”

Guide Flies

  • By: David Skok
  • Photography by: David Skok
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jLONG after striped bass shed their springtime sea lice, and warm water sends most of them offshore to cooler environs where the herring play, a few tricky individuals remain, tempting the most dedicated angler’s patience and pride. Bass of all sizes, no longer as aggressive as they were just a month or two before, feed with discretion.

Profile

  • By: Stephen Camelio
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jJudging by his Twitter feud WITH Kanye West or his supposed love affair with Ben Affleck, everything seems to be a joking matter for Jimmy Kimmel. But underneath that crooked smile and snarky laugh is a serious guy.

An Angle on Art

  • By: Bob White
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Personal History

  • By: Galen Mercer
  • Illustrations by: Galen Mercer
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jA PRIME NOTION OF TROUT FISHING has long been its supposed “arc of development.” In essential form, this begins with wanting to catch the most fish, morphs into pursuit of the largest, and concludes with a sole interest in a river’s most challenging specimens.

Guide Flies

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Forget what Bogart said. Crush trout this spring with Chan’s deadly micro-leeches.

New Media

  • By: Will Rice
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Waypoints
2013; Confluence Films; www.confluencefilms.com
86 min.; $29.95

The crew at Confluence Films doesn’t necessarily have all the money or time in the world, but they do get to ask the question we’d all like to ask: Where would we fish if we could fish anywhere, any time?

Calling All Fly Tiers

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Think you’re a great fly designer? Want the opportunity to see your flies sold in fly shops all over the country?
Spirit River (in conjunction with Fly Rod & Reel) is putting out a casting call to ambitious tiers. This is your chance to become the next Spirit River Contract Tier.

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.