“Out on the lake, fat predatory walleye prowled the nearshore for baitfish. Dozens of other anglers had come to the breakwall to cast glowing baits and rattling plugs, slowly retrieved in the hopes of hooking one of the year’s biggest walleye. Fish up to 30 inches and over ten pounds cruised the surface looking for shiners and shad in a vast food-web sprawling across this Great Lake.” – Matt Stansberry
New illustration for “Fly Fishing in Hell” by Matt Stansberry for Floodplains Magazine. You can read the entire article here.
With the recent launch of www.floodplainsmag.com I figured I would share some of the photos I took during the process of creating the illustrations.
I’ll be creating artwork for www.floodplainsmag.com. A blog with great fishing/nature writing by a few anglers in Ohio.
Welcome to New Zealand. Home of the hobbits. The only thing that can hurt you down here… sand flies… or yourself (careful climbing those rocks). No really. We’ve been hiking in the middle of nowhere through rocks, mountains, and rivers and the water is clean enough to drink. The only wildlife are wild sheep, cows, and goats. The only fish in the river are trout. Take a peek at some screenshots I grabbed from this week of filming.
I’ve been filming and editing some fly tying videos as of late. Might not be your thing but here are the latest three. We’re trying to incorporate Ohio music into each one. We’ve got some Dog Days, Dolly Trauma, and the always amazing Sweetheart.
Drew this the other night while waiting for videos to render.
11×17 poster for fly fishing film festival.
Photo by Matt Stansberry
In other news… lots of work to do.
“I’ve been roaming around, I was looking down at all I see. Painting faces, building places I can’t reach. You know that I can use somebody. Someone like you and all you know and how you speak.” – Kings Of Leon