Gyotaku Brook Trout Print
Sep12

Gyotaku Brook Trout Print

  Today, I received my long awaited gyotaku print!  In Japanese, “gyo” means “fish” and “taku” roughly translates to “rubbing”, so “gyotaku” could be translated as “fish rubbing”.  Basically, the process involves painting a fish (literally), then laying a piece of washi paper over it, rubbing it to transfer the ink (or paint) to the paper, and finally...

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Framed Tenkara Flies
Aug20

Framed Tenkara Flies

  I recently wrote about some of the flies I got from the Tenkara Summit.  Two of them were very special to me since they were from Dr. Ishigaki.  I was tempted to fish with them but decided to have them framed instead.  I figured I’d get more joy by hanging them on my gear room wall than catching an 8″ brook trout with them.  That way, I can look at them from time to time and remember how great it was to meet Dr....

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