Category Archives: Art

Fishing for Inspiration

“I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.”  – Paul Puckett  Or were those Michelangelo’s words?  No matter.  They are one and the same.  The artist took some time away from the easel to … more

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Video Hatch: “Quilt for Two Rivers”

It isn’t, as they say, your grandma’s quilt.  Recently, the Quilt for Two Rivers Project—a collaboration between the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show, National Forest Foundation and the United States Forest Service—gathered 21 quilters to capture Oregon’s Whychus Creek in their …

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Artist Derek DeYoung Talks to Simms

Derek DeYoung’s work is well known to the fly fishing community. The artist’s fish art adorns everything from bumper stickers to travel mugs to oar skins. Simms recently talked with DeYoung about his art, brand relationships, and creative vision. On … more

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Fly Fishing Artists: Gordon Allen

We’re happy to welcome Gordon Allen as our newest addition to the MidCurrent Fly Fishing Art galleries.  Allen has illustrated dozens of books and magazines, and his en plein air paintings and remarkable etchings are displayed in galleries and private … more

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New MidCurrent Fly Fishing Art Newsletter

Last week we launched our first dedicated Fly Fishing Art newsletter, featuring new works by several fine painters: Becca Schlaff, Dave Hall, Mary Maxam, Vaughn Cochran, Peter Corbin, Jeff Kennedy, and Travis Sylvester.  If you’re a MidCurrent subscriber (it’s free), … more

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Post-Blizzard, Denver Photo Show to “Re-Surface”


A winter snowstorm snarled Denver traffic on February 2, so the Greenbacks of Trout Unlimited have scheduled a second evening, on February 24, to celebrate the fly-fishing industry’s best photographers. This showing will again be held at the Anthology Fine … more

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Artist Adriano Manocchia: Fly Fishing to Golf

MidCurrent artist Adriano Manocchia is a man of many talents.  After a 12-year career as a photo journalist, Manocchia turned to painting full-time.  While his fly-fishing art has garnered much acclaim, lately he’s being recognized for his golf art.  Through his art, Manocchia … more

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Fly Fishing Artists: Larry Stephenson


“I paint to entertain,” Stephenson said. “When you buy my work, it’s like buying a ticket to see a movie. It pleases you. It makes you happy. You get entertained. That’s what art is all about.”  Jason Dilts profiles artist … more

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Dead Rabbits, Trot Lines and Meat Cubes

Writer, painter, and poet Greg Keeler remembers fishing for Oklahoma farm-pond catfish with his grandfather in this excerpt from Trash Fish: A Life. “When we get to the pond, he unrolls the trotlines from their coffee cans. To Granddad, these trotlines … more

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Fly Fishing Artists: Dean Crouser

Born in Portland, Dean Crouser is a self-taught artist who strives to capture the beauty and simplicity of a scene in a manner that anyone can relate to. “I like to use bright, vibrant colors and allow them to mix on … more

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