Cody Richardson is a Colorado native and a fly-fishing fanatic. He’s always considered himself an artist, but one who works in non-traditional media. The idea of using license plates for art came in2014. “Driving around the Rocky Mountain region I noticed how cool the Colorado plates were. For fun, I created a trout for myself out of the green and white plates. After that, I made another trout-piece that was hand-painted to resemble the Colorado flag.” Cody was encouraged to make and sell more plate-art. When he showed some to a couple of Denver fly shops, they liked them but felt that selling artwork in fly shops just didn’t work. But eventually both shops took four pieces, and all sold within three days. Two sold before they could even be hung. Local sales and interest continued to grow, and in 2015 Cody decided to pursue hisart full-time. Read More
This week’s RIO Fly Fishing Tip is bought to you by RIO ambassador Rob Parkins. In this video, Rob talks about the different types of dry fly floatant there are, and when to use each one for different fly types.
“As an artist, we get some projects that come our way that we get to express our artistic expression on a few different levels. In this case, the love for the mountains and fly fishing!
It’s funny to think about how I first got involved with Trout Unlimited. It wasn’t on a beautiful brook trout stream in the mountains of western Maryland or a meandering limestone creek in the valleys of Southern Pennsylvania. It was sight fishing for carp on the muddy waters of the C&O Canal just outside of Washington DC.
Fly Fusion Field Editor Jeff Wagner and fly-fishing icon Bruce Richards cover various topics in this informative fly-casting series that is packed full of cast-changing tips.
Hook: TMC 100, 16
Thread: Veevus 14/0, B14, Olive
Body: Hareline Turkey Biot Quills, Olive
Thorax: Spirit River Fine & Dry UV2, Dark Olive Baetis
Tail: Fibetts/Mayfly Tails Olive, Olive
Hackle: Whiting Dry Fly Cape, Medium Dun
Tied by Torbjorn Tiltnes @torbjorn.tiltnes