Some of you might remember that my artwork is now being sold as the Chattooga River Flyshop in the town of Mountain Rest South Carolina. Well, in less than a week after being displayed in their shop they sold four of my paintings. Never one to miss an opportunity, I used my trip to pick up the check to also get in some much needed fishing. I also dropped off four more paintings to fill the holes left on their walls.
|Abel Fly Reel|
I encourage any of you that ever find yourself fishing in Northern Georgia or South Carolina to hit up the small fly shop in Mountain rest. Not only will you get to see a few of my paintings in person, but you will also be blessed with good deals and local fishing knowledge.
Now onto the fishing. After the stop at the flyshop I rushed over to the river to get a few gills on my line. I was met with a full parking lot and a dense fog rolling through the valley. Perfect fishing weather.
Fall River Bamboo and Abel Fly Reel. Fishing this combo has been rewarding and fantastic setup. The two were made for each other in terms of weight and performance but when you admire them from an artistic point of view, the combination is fantastic. Add a rolling fog into a valley greened up my a falling mist, a few hold over rainbows that were as bright as a painting and you have a scene that deserved to be filmed for the next Fly Fishing Film Festival.
And as an added bonus, before I got into my driveway, I got an email from the Chattooga River Flyshop that yet another painting sold. Looks like I have another excuse to go do a little fishing.