Saturday, August 22, 2009

ANOTHER FISHING STORY













"Bones on the Edge" 12" x 16" oil on canvas

Bone fishing is one of the most challenging
forms of flyfishing. Here in Texas we
track down redfish in a similar fashion
by wading in ankle to knee deep water
looking for fish "tailing" which just means
we can see the tips of their tails as they
cruise along feeding as they go.

When you find a school of bonefish or reds
presenting a fly to them without disturbing
their feed is an art form. The water is
so shallow and clear the fish
are easily spooked. The reward is
fighting fish that is all muscle and
knowing you have elevated your flyfishing
skills to a new level.

Painting available at Collectors Covey

6 comments:

mike rooney studios said...

love that cloud and the dramatic composition.
that was great what you said last post about leaving the rod at home. that way you dont have the fish/paint conflict! too funny

Theresa Rankin said...

Beautiful composition...and color!!

Rusty Jones said...

Thanks for the comments. I've got the fishing bug pretty bad right now. The only cure is to feel the unmistakable tug at the end of the line. Heading to Canyon De Chjelly next week. Don't think I'll find a cure in the desert.

Rusty Jones said...
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Rusty Jones said...

Thanks for the comments. I've got the fishing bug pretty bad right now. The only cure is to feel the unmistakable tug at the end of the line. Heading to Canyon De Chjelly next week. Don't think I'll find a cure in the desert.

Aliaena said...

What beautiful colours here! Very beautiful painting. Wonderful composition. Outstanding - in the water. wink. Best, Aliaena