Dead Weight Fly - WotF #1 | Working in a variety of mediums, Dead Weight Fly artist Ryan Sharpe creates flyfishing inspired pieces that capture a refreshing energy and joy in the sport. See more of his marker and acrylic prints, and metal sculptures, at www.deadweightfly.com.
Bad Axe Design - WotF #2 | Steve Duda summed up the work of Jonathan Marquardt in issue 6.2 of The Flyfish Journal: "[These] heavily inked, roughly hewn linocuts are bold, eye-catching and often playful, but precise enough to capture the delicate angle of a fin or the wary intentions of a trout's eye. There's no one making art quite like Marquardt..."
Leah Hemberry Ricketts -WotF #3 | Leah's photography often takes as its subject the rivers and streams that she snorkels with her husband, Russ, near their home in the central Cascade mountains. She documents the colors and textures of the natural world as she sees it, catching details both big and small--the golds in a decaying leaf, a newly formed estuary, the greens and browns of a waterfall in the forest. See more of her work at www.facebook.com/riversnorkeling.
Amy McMahon - WotF #4 | From Amy's website, Amymcmahonillustrations.com: "My background in Biology and Entomology developed my interest in insects, and the more I learn about them, I understand the many details required to create accurate drawings of these unique and intricate subjects. Bugs are more interesting and beautiful than a lot of people realize!"