Ed got a chance to go to Cuba and fly fish with Picabo Anglers and see the freshly opening country. With help from the No Business Lodge and Veteran Outdoors, he flew out of Miami direct to Havana with a group of 12 headed for Los Jardines de la Reina, a huge archipelago on the south side of the island.
The group made their way to Ciego and the Avalon II for a 6 day fly fishing excursion like no other. Remote living on the boat and excellent guides made the fly fishing in Cuba fantastic. Lot’s of shots at big bones, juvenile tarpon and permit. The boat itself had great food and a great staff.
All the people throughout Cuba were great, but clearly overwhelmed. The spigot has been turned on at Miami and the Americans are flowing in. The romance that was Cuba will be lost soon. The country will probably be Puerto Rico before too long.
Happy Holidays 2015 from Ed Anderson Art! It’s been a tremendous year for Ed. We can’t offer enough thanks to all those who made it possible. By our calculations he logged almost 100,000 miles, 6 countries, and way too many US states. There’s also been some tremendous partnerships formed. In fact, too many to mention in this entry. Rest assured it’s going to be a big 2016.
Many have expressed interest in print availability. Unfortunately, we did have to pull all limited prints off the presses. If you do need a last minute gift idea, go check out Old Wood Signs and the collection Ed has put together for them. Or, Ed’s “Bugle Once” has been included as part of Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s fundraising program. Find it on their website.
Ed will be releasing new work in the coming weeks as we build a larger media footprint. Keep your heads up and stay warm.
It was a great trip for Ed to the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundations Elk Camp at the Las Vegas Convention Center. He spent a few days with the boys of Maven from Lander, Wyoming and worked on a new elk piece titled “Billowing Up”. It is 3x5ft acrylic and ink on canvas. It was a great place to work Americana with Cowboy Christmas right downstairs and the National Finals Rodeo in town.
After a great season of elk hunting at the No Business Lodge in Valley County, Idaho, Ed’s work has been recently been inspired. His new paintings reflect his time in the woods. Being in Vagas with all the other hunters was a great time to reflect.
Also, Ed brought “Bugle Once”, the recent selection of the RMEF catalogug from their Featured Artist Program.
At the No Business Lodge we get short window to chase big lake run trout. I’m taking the solstice and hoping the sun brings the bugs out in force. Like any hatch, the drakes on the North Fork of the Payette pop according to water levels and weather. We may get a shot this weekend.