Archive for the ‘Art’ Tag

NY Times Magazine: Photos of Alaskan Sockeye Salmon   1 comment

A friend clued me in this morning to an online article in the NY Times Magazine about the Sockeye Salmon run in the rivers of Bristol Bay in Alaska. It’s worth a look. Amazing creatures, these Salmon are…

 

From the NY Times Magazine Online - Click image to jump to the article.

From the NY Times Magazine Online – Click image to jump to the article.

 

 

Superior X-Legs: The Fly of Choice for Brule Steelheaders   Leave a comment

The Superior X-Legs fly is the eponymous fly for those looking to catch Steelhead in Lake Superior tributary rivers. It is a nymph pattern created by Duluth’s Jim Pollack that many anglers swear by.

 

Superior X-Legs Nymph - Click for Recipe at the Fly By Night Guide Service Website

Superior X-Legs Nymph – Click for Recipe at the Fly By Night Guide Service Website

 

A common rig used on the Brule is to tie on the X-Legs below a float or indicator, and then tie an egg pattern below the X-Legs as a dropper (I like to use “Trout Beads”). The X-Legs bumps along near the bottom and the egg flutters along behind it.

 

Here’s the “Salmonid Seeker”, Dustin, with an excellent video showing how the fly is tied. Check out his YouTube channel for other videos of Steelhead flies. I’ll be trying out a few myself.

 

 

Tim Pearson on Minnesota Bound   3 comments

Tim Pearson, our guide for a day on the Brule this fall, has been featured on the TV show Minnesota Bound. I really enjoyed Tim’s instruction and perspective on fishing for Steelhead. He’s a great guy!

Check out Tim’s art at his website by clicking on the pic below…

Rainbow River by Tim Pearson

Rainbow River by Tim Pearson

Gaylord Shanilec – Mayflies of the Driftless   Leave a comment

Wisconsin Author and Artist Gaylord Shanilec has done a guest post on The Biofresh Blog, a blog on the science, policy, and conservation of freshwater ecosystems. There’s a neat story about his interaction with University of Wisconsin entomologist Clarke Garry. Click on the BioFresh logo below to see the post.

BioFresh Project

BioFresh Project

Check out Shanilec’s blog “The River“. He lives near Stockholm, WI on the Mississippi River and has done some incredible art related to the animals and scenes that are common in the Driftless Region of Wisconsin.

Report from Pool Four

Why do fish jump?

I also encourage you to investigate his books and works, and his process of making art from wood engravings. His creativity, skill, and talents are self evident. What a wonderful treasure for Wisconsin!

Baetis sp 1. - Shanilec

Baetis sp 1. - Gaylord Shanilec