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Artist, Writer, Angler: Russell Chatham Passes

I last spoke to Russell Chatham three years ago. He was working on the PR for Roger Keckeissen's book on Art Flick and bemoaning--with my full cooperation--the trajectory of fly fishing away from an art form closely connected to protection of wild places to a mere occupation where trophyism and greed prevail.    Russell had a habit of aiming at a target...

Interview with Russell Chatham, Part I

AJ Scaff, who is Russell Chatham's "handyman and frame builder," sat down with the artist and fly fisher to record him talking about his life, his art, and his passion for fly-fishing.  (See Part II here.) "My job is Russell Chatham, and my job is to paint pictures...."

Interview with Russell Chatham, Part II

AJ Scaff, who is Russell Chatham's "handyman and frame builder," sat down with the artist and fly fisher to record him talking about his life, his art, and his passion for fly-fishing.  (See Part I here.) "Bill Schaadt had an artistic temperament. When he was younger, he went to the San Francisco Art Institute."