Archive for the ‘Fishing Art and Gifts’ Category

Fishing Gift of the Month

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

Dan Sharley’s “The Chase” is a gorgeous, fluid print depicting a bass about to inhale a hapless sunfish. Sharley’s original paintings capture a wide variety of fresh and saltwater game fish. Dan’s colorful, striking style is making fans of anglers nationwide, and we are proud to represent this rising artist. To learn more about Sharley and to see more of his work, visit

Angling Artist: Herb Booth

Sunday, January 11th, 2009

Herb Booth’s paintings are best described in a quote by author Michael McIntosh, who notes: “It is a peculiar fact of sporting art that it cannot be successfully faked. A sporting scene, if it aspires to any degree of acceptance, must not only reflect genuine experience on the artist’s part but must also evoke the memory and feeling of similar experience in the viewer.” To preview the Herb Booth prints available in our online gallery, click the image to the left.

Angling Artist: Al Barnes

Saturday, November 29th, 2008

Al Barnes’ creative work strikes a subtle balance between realism and expression
, the action and beautiful settings they depict striking a nostalgic chord within anglers everywhere. He is an accomplished watercolor artist, and an icon in the world of angling art. To preview the prints available in our online gallery, click the image to the left.

Angling Artist: Wes Groot

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

Behold the buckle. We recently added a collection of hand-made belt buckles created by – get this – an honest-to-goodness, latter-day blacksmith. That’s right, an old-world craftsman, complete with forge, anvil and red-hot poker. These belts have a rough-hewn but polished quality that is undeniably masculine. Click image to see the complete collection.

Our art gallery is now live!

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

Click image to see our wonderful collection of angling art

Our online gallery is now open, and features an eclectic mix of art inspired by shallow-water angling. The primary emphasis is on “skinny” saltwater, but freshwater and even offshore anglers will find plenty of gift items that cater to their focus. And we’re just getting started. Over the next few months, we’ll continue to add new and interesting pieces from some of the world’s most talented and accomplished artist-anglers. Check back with us often to see what’s new, and consider joining our email list for regular updates.

Another teaser

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008



Here’s a new image just off the easel of one of our talented artists — a wonderful depiction of a bonefish that includes a great level of detail. It’s just one of the many fantastic pieces of art we’ll soon offer in our new online gallery, and we’re adding more gifted artists at a steady pace. Our “go live” date is in late October. Check back to see the new shop. Once it’s open, I’ll also resume our regularly scheduled blog postings. My apologies to the folks who’ve written asking why we stopped posting the cartoons, articles, tips, etc.  We’ll remedy that soon.

Shallowfish art gallery to open in October!

Sunday, August 17th, 2008


When we first created Shallowfish, our goal was to create and operate an online gallery featuring a select group of talented artists whose work is inspired by shallow-water angling. Life has taken some crazy turns the last year or so, which has delayed that effort. But we’re on the case. In late October, will be revamped to feature incredible paintings, sculptures (see sample above), gyotaku prints and other angling-inspired artwork. Beginning in mid-September and each month thereafter, this blog will feature a sneak peak at some of the artwork that will be featured in the new gallery. So check back often, and keep sending us your helpful feedback.