Wildwood Outfitters Blog and Fishing Report
Fly Fishing Friends Friday
She's been selling her art for 30 years, but fishing has been a passion for most of her life. After learning to fly fish on the Yellowstone River, she realized that in order to photograph, research, and paint trout she would first need to learn to catch them! Luckily she was in the mecca of angling and found no shortage of trout while living in Jackson Hole.
Before she was busy catching browns and rainbows, AD learned to fly fish the way so many others do: by spending hours practicing and even more time untangling line from trees! Not to be deterred, she continued working on her craft by practicing casting in the dark just to become familiar with the weight of the line. That level of dedication and commitment to her craft shines through not only on the trout stream, but also in her stunning paintings.
Anglers from around the globe have experienced those moments on the water that we wish would last forever: gently cradling a brook trout in your hand as it starts to swim away, the first sight of a big brown holding in a shallow riffle as our heart beats with excitement, or the innocent mayfly sipping of a cutthroat are just a few of the many scenes we replay over and over again in our minds. Rarely do we have the chance to capture the beauty, power, and serenity of that moment, but AD's paintings do the trick. Gazing at one immediately transports us back to that warm summer day on the stream when the sound of trout sipping tricos could only be outdone by the screech of a bald eagle overheard. To admire these works of art is to feel the content peacefulness that can only be experienced on a trout stream.
Want to see more of AD's work? Visit her website, Instagram, or Facebook!
Time is running out to book your spring steelhead trip! February and March are two great months to chase after these fish before they head back to Lake Erie for the summer. Check out the trips we offer for steelhead and book your day on the water with us!
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