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  • About al_a
    Biography
    Just thought I'd finally write a little about myself in case anybody is curious...

    I'm a wildlife artist, specializing in recent years in western mammals, fish, and fly fishing scenes. You may have seen my work, if nowhere else, on the covers of all the Bass Pro Shops fishing catalogs. I've been doing this professionally since 1983.

    I was born, grew up, and have lived all my life in the Missouri Ozarks, though now my wife and I also have a place in Montana on the Yellowstone River, where we spend part of each year. I'm a bipolar angler. I grew up fishing for smallmouth bass with light casting tackle on Ozark streams, and floating an Ozark river in a solo canoe and fishing for bass with light baitcasting tackle is probably still my favorite kind of fishing, and what I generally do in the Ozarks. But in Montana, I fish almost exclusively for trout in streams with the fly rod. I've been fly fishing seriously since about 1996, when I made my first trip to Montana to fish. Mostly though, I just love rivers.
    Interests
    besides fly fishing, hiking, wildlife watching, geology, canoeing, running whitewater, and reading

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09-19-2017
12:55 PM - marty mcfly clicked Likes for this post: Re: Is beading trout and salmon just snagging? by al_a
I'm sitting here trying...
11:28 AM - ia_trouter clicked Thanks for this post: Re: Is beading trout and salmon just snagging? by al_a
I'm sitting here trying...
09-17-2017
08:59 AM - jr spey clicked Likes for this post: Re: Airline Friendly Tips? by al_a
Absolutely do NOT depend...
09-12-2017
09:17 AM - dennyk clicked Likes for this post: Re: Fall River Smallmouth Techniques by al_a
Water temps and location...
09-10-2017
02:50 PM - james w 3 3 clicked Likes for this post: Re: Getting " inked " by al_a
As an older guy, I have...
09-05-2017
12:34 PM - wee hooker clicked Likes for this post: Re: Help with kayak choices by al_a
I second the advice...
08-29-2017
09:36 PM - mcnerney clicked Likes for this post: Re: Airline Friendly Tips? by al_a
Absolutely do NOT depend...
12:33 PM - nickj clicked Dislikes for this post: Re: Getting " inked " by al_a
As an older guy, I have...
08-28-2017
07:24 PM - mcnerney clicked Likes for this post: Re: Nat Park Sr. Pass by al_a
Recently bought mine. ...
04:03 PM - pfetz clicked Likes for this post: Re: Is this a Rainbow, Cutthroat, or Cutbow? by al_a
Looks like a hatchery...













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