Entries in fish art (289)
The Angler’s Alphabet explores our age-old fascination with fish and fishing through the double lenses of science and literature. Anglers, it would appear, are drawn to the pen and the page as well as to the rod and the stream; Mann Library’s extensive collection on fish, fish ecology, and the art of fishing includes texts dating back to the 17th century, as well as gorgeously illustrated modern books.
LINK (via: Cornell University)
This rod tube art by artist Eric Hornung of Anti Hero Electric Tattoo graces the first in a series of Nature Boy Designs “featured artist” rod tubes.
The tube is first painted white by NBD and then shipped out to the artist where they are free to apply thier individual art. The tube is then sent back to NBD for the finishing touches that best reflects that artists work.
LINK (via: Nature Boy Designs)
With apologies to A.D.
Above are the results of various effects applied to images of a Kettle River rainbow taken by my friend Travis Lowe on our recent rendezvous north of the border.
The Kettle is a beautiful 175-mile tributary of the Columbia that flows back and forth between southeastern British Columbia and northeastern Washington. Being a trib of the Columbia the Kettle at one time supported salmon and other anadromous fish but a couple of giant dams forever put the kibosh on that program.
As you can see above what remains are some very beautiful, very wary, rainbow trout. (And rumors of one phantom giant brown trout......perhaps more on that in a future post)
Unfortunately excessive water withdrawals and illegal harvest have consistently landed the Kettle on top of B.C.'s list of most endangered rivers. To make matters worse, in 2007 the Canadian Ministry of fucking up the the Environment granted additional Kettle water rights to the Big White Ski resort. If those rights were ever to be exercised, the Kettle watershed would be subject to the removal of an additional 488 million gallons of water.
Kettle rainbows already suffer from die off in the summer heat, a taste of which I experienced as we had 90 plus (35 celsius) mid September heat. You can kiss the beautiful rainbows of the Kettle goodbye if catch and release laws are not enforced and more water gets siphoned off for golf courses, and ski condo hot tubs.
The good news is there is a very dedicated group of people who are doing the heavy lifting to protect the denizens of the Kettle and their threatened habitat.
Their river is your river.