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Does a bite of fly fishing art each day keep the I'm-Not-fly-fishing blues away? Frankly, it's damned unlikely, but it's still better than a sharp 6wt in the eye.
 
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Does a bite of fly fishing art each day keep the I'm-Not-fly-fishing blues away?

Frankly, it's damned unlikely, but it's still better than a sharp 6wt in the eye. That's why I'm wondering how I missed this cool site for so long:

drawingflies

The artist's goal is to post a piece of artwork each day for a year -- and the artwork centers on fly fishing's biggest phonies: artificial flies. (What did you think we were going to say?)

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Give the site a visit (we're on day 180-something of 365). See you at the art gallery, Tom Chandler.

 
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El Portal is located 11.5 miles west-southwest of Yosemite Village, at an elevation of 1939 feet. The population was 474 at the 2010 census. Yosemite Valley is a mere 20-minute drive ... morefrom El Portal along a relatively flat road, which makes El Portal convenient while providing less expensive lodging than the Park itself. Visitors looking for even cheaper lodging could drive further to Mariposa. Those looking to save could drive as far as Merced, but that is quite a haul for visiting Yosemite.

The town lies along State Route 140 by the Merced River located on the western edge of Yosemite National Park. Town buildings include a post office, community center, and a small school. There are two hotels, a small general store, and a gas station, but not much else. Its proximity to Yosemiite national park and the Merced river that make it special.

Fishing permits are available at the El Portal Market. Fishing limits Park Boundary to Foresta Bridge, 2-trout limit, min. fish 12 inches, open all year. Foresta Bridge to Bagby, 5-trout limit, open last Sat. in April through Nov. 15.
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The North Fork and South Fork of the Kern Wild and Scenic River is located within a four-hour drive of more than one-third of the population of southern California. With its range ... moreof elevation, topography and vegetation, it offers a broad spectrum of recreation opportunities for all seasons of the year. Principal outdoor recreation activities include fishing, hiking, camping and whitewater boating.

The North Fork flows through Sequoia National Park and the Sequoia National Forest, past post-pile formations, spiked-granite protrusions and sharp rock ledges. The North Fork Kern River canyon within the Golden Trout Wilderness may be the longest, linear glacially-sculpted valley in the world. It contains regionally unique features referred to as Kernbuts and Kerncols. These rounded to elongated (parallel to the axis of the canyon) granitic knobs (Kernbuts) and the depressions between them (Kerncols) were first identified and named in the Kern Canyon.

The North Fork River corridor also includes regionally uncommon wetland habitat at Kern Lakes and the alkaline seep at the Forks of the Kern. The wetland habitat contains several uncommon aquatic and marsh species; the alkaline seep also supports several uncommon plants. The river's deep pool habitat supports a population of wild trout and also vividly colored hybrid trout.

The South Fork Kern River flows through a diverse landscape, including whitewater, waterfalls, large granite outcrops interspersed with open areas and open meadows with extensive vistas. The segment in the Dome Land Wilderness flows by numerous granitic domes and through a rugged and steep granitic gorge where whitewater rapids are common.

With a gradient of 30 feet per mile, the North Fork Kern is one of the steepest and wildest whitewater rivers in North America. The Forks Run is a nearly continuous series of Class IV and V rapids and waterfalls. The Upper Kern is a popular stretch of river for whitewater boating, camping and fishing. The Lower Kern runs 32 miles from Isabella Dam to the canyon mouth above Bakersfield, California.
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The Merced River originates in the Southeastern corner of Yosemite National Park. Its headwaters begin at 7900 feet at the Clarke Range. It flows over Nevada and Vernal Falls, and ... morelastly, Illilouette Creek before she flows through the main Yosemite Valley. Then the Merced, picks up water from Tenaya, Yosemite, Bridalveil, and Pigeon Creeks near the end of the valley, and meeting up the water from Cascade Creek before the river flows through the Merced River Canyon and then outside the park. Its South and North Forks join it a few miles outside the park.

The Lower Merced is another river that can be drifted, water flow permitting, or walk & waded January through May.
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Hi I really like some of your art, what a good idea. Even though I think fly fishing is an art. Cheers Steve
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I just got to meet and talk with Jeff Hennedy while I was tying flies at the Great Water Fly fishing Expo in Minneapolis this past weekend. He was painting next to another painter I know, Bob White. Jeff and I chatted for about 20 minutes and it was a joy to watch and learn from a fellow artist. His work is top notch and very refreshing.
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I have never experienced fly fishing. Is it more difficult than slamon fishing?
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What a great idea - but tough to follow up on. I love fly fishing work. Check out my website full of fishing art: http://www.geocities.com/dryflywaters/
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Just when I was getting some ideas, always a day late. I don't think I would have done it as well, but I might go with it anyway. Might be neat to have another perceptive. Awesome site. everyone should check it out.
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Yeah, he made the RSS reader for sure. Score another one for Internet exposure of artists...
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This is one of the coolest sites I've ever come across...he did a stimulator a while ago that was just plain awesome. The variation in materials is pretty cool, too: one day bright, colorful watercolors, the next pencil on a restaurant tablecloth.
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