Angling Art: New Paintings of the Gaspé by Galen Mercer


"Dawn Salmon Fishing, Restigouche," Oil on Canvas, 22″ X 18″, 2018
All paintings by Galen Mercer

Artist Galen Mercer lives along the Battenkill in West Arlington, Vermont. Canadian by birth, he’s the grandson of two painters and the son of another, so it’s kind of in his blood. Here are three of his most . . .

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How to Tie the Black Bear Green Butt

The Black Bear Green Butt is a traditional Atlantic salmon fly on the rivers of eastern Canada, but it is also popular with Pacific Northwest steelheaders. The pattern's provenance is a bit murky, but several authorities credit Harry Smith of Cherryfield, . . .

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Angling Art: Gorgeous New Works by Galen Mercer


"Setting A Drop, Gaspé," Oil on Canvas, 18″ X 24″, 2017
All paintings by Galen Mercer

Artist Galen Mercer lives along the Battenkill in West Arlington, Vermont. Canadian by birth, he’s the grandson of two painters and the son of another, so it’s kind of in his blood. Here are five of his . . .

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Video: “North of the Wall” in Iceland

Here’s an absolutely gorgeous video about fishing the opening days of the sea trout season on Iceland’s Húseyjakvísl River. But the real story here is about how the river was brought back . . .

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Video: “Orri’s Story”—Saving the Atlantic Salmon

Here's a gorgeous film about a man who has dedicated much of his adult life to saving the Atlantic salmon and who is looking to pass on his passion to a new generation. Orri Vigfusson's legacy . . .

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Photo of the Day: A Face Any Angler Could Love


Fresh from the sea, even a relatively small Atlantic salmon gives an angler all he can handle.
Photo by Sandy Hays

Here's another cool shot from my week at the Norwegian Flyfisher’s Club, on Norway's Gaula River two summers ago. (Check out the full story of my Norway adventure here.) Angler John . . .

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