Aug 10

Bonefish and Tarpon Trust to auction Borski Abel Reel

Artist Tim Borski and Abel Reels have once again stepped up to the plate in support of BTT. They have donated a bonefish special edition reel to BTT for auction. BTT has Reel #2 of 100 (Tim has Reel #1). This special edition reel will be auctioned by BTT in the near future. We expect a nice donation from this reel – the Redfish special edition reel donated by Tim and Abel Reels last year fetched more than $3,000. Stay tuned for details on the auction. If you are interested in bidding on this reel and would like to be updated when an auction is scheduled, please email us at bonefish@mote.org.

via Bonefish & Tarpon Trust.

This reel is not remotely in my price range, but if I had the money floating around and I was going to choose between a new couch or this reel, I’d choose this reel.  The Bonefish and Tarpon Trust is the shiznit… although I’m not cool or urban at all enough to pull of using “shiznit.”

May 10

Provenance – Hells Bay Whipray

Provenance, from the French provenir, “to come from”, means the origin, or the source of something, or the history of the ownership or location of an object.

Dude… this boat once belonged to Tim Borski.

If it was good enough for Borski, it is good enough for you.

This boat was posted up by the good folks over at Skinny Water Culture.  Check it out.  Buy it.  Take me fishing.

Sep 09

Objectum: The Art of Bonefish

Popping up yesterday  on a google alert was a bit of bonefish art.  My current fixation on bonefish is pretty broad and includes art, just like it includes t-shirts.  This print is by a guy named Mike Salven.  He lives and works out of Costa Rica and does some interesting work, including immortalizing that big catch of yours (which looks totally ruling, by the way).

Oh, there are so many faces and facets to angling.  That’s one of the great things about it.

Upon seeing this Salven painting I immediately thought of Tim Borski (I’d say they do pretty similar looking work, but I’m no art critic, I just know what I like), who does some pretty good work himself, including doing the art for that pretty frigging cool Able bonefish reel that is benefiting the Bonefish and Tarpon Trust.  Tim has set a standard (if not THE standard) for painting fish for our modern age.  Some good stuff.  Check out his site to see more.

Bonefish Art.

One sweet looking reel!

Needless to say, each of these bits of bonefishy art is more than or equal to an actual trip for me, so they won’t be gracing the walls here in Bonefish Day Dreaming Capital of the Sierra Foothills… but if you have the scratch… art by either of these guys would be nice to stare at when it is gray and 36 outside.