Saturday, December 22, 2012

Busy For The Holidays: Tattos, Signs, Drawings, and no Fishing

    A few of you out there might have noticed that I skipped the Fly Friday post yesterday.  Truth is I completely forgot about it.  With the Christmas holiday right around the corner I have busy working on projects and gifts for family and friends.  For example, this wood sign above was created for a friend that is a retired Submariner. (don't worry - he gets the suprise tonight and wont see this till then.)  For this post its about a fishy as it gets because the other sign I created was for a big car guy with an obsession for the Cadillac.
This friend even has a Cadillac tattoo and his huge garage is packed with Cadillac stuff.
    Speaking about Tattoos I thought I would give you an update on the Tatt I helped create for a fellow angler up in the North East.  A while ago I did a post on a the life cycle of the mayfly.
  This dedicated angler wanted a bunch of images for a sleeve he was creating.  Of course my response to such a request was "Hells Ya!  Where is my pen?"  After creating the images I shipped them off to him and in less than two days he had a freakishly SWEET tattoo on the life cycle of the Mayfly.  I was pumped when he sent me the images of the finished product and immediately showed my wife.
  Unfortunately her response was less than excited about it.  I simply told her that you need to be fly fisherman to understand it.  Its ok because she also doesn't understand why I get up at 4am to go fishing in a driving rain or go hiking 8 miles just to chase small trout in the mountains during a chance snow storm.  Its an obsession and to steal a phrase from the Jeep owners out there: "Its a Fly fishing thing - You wouldn't understand."
If you want to check out more images click on over to the Swamp Yankee site.

 I am not sure when the next post will be coming, mostly due to a massive amount of work that has been added to my load, so I wanted to wish all of you a very merry Christmas.  I hope your year has been a blessed one and you get to spend some quality time with the family to celebrate the birth of our Lord.  Have a Great Holiday!


cofisher said...

Joel, is there anything you don't do? Amazing. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family.

Mark Kautz said...

Excellent job on the presents. Happy Holidays to you and your family.

Unknown said...

Cofisher - I strive for that 'jack of all trades' badge. I think I'm on the way to earning it. Happy holidays.
Mark - back at you! Merry Christmas.

Feather Chucker said...

I've thought about getting a fishing tattoo for a long time. I can't muster up the courage.