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Trouts Journal

Cody Richardson Custom Artwork

Brandon Rodriguez / Nov 21, 2021

There is no better way to commemorate time on the water than with a custom piece of artwork. If you are looking to remember special moments on the water look no further than Cody Richardson's handmade license plate creations this holiday season! If you have been in the shop you may have seen a few of these pieces hanging on our walls now, it is time to own one for yourself! If you are interested in checking out our entire collection of Cody Richardson pieces click HERE

About Cody

Cody Richardson is a Colorado native who grew up exploring the rivers and streams of the Rocky Mountains. He switched gears from a career in fire fighting to pursue a personal passion for fly fishing and unique artwork. Starting out by creating personal designs in his home shop for friends and family, these pieces caught on through local Colorado fly shops, and are now carried sold in shops around the world. The most rewarding aspects of this career for Cody are coming up with new and intricate designs, collaborating on custom art commissions, license place ‘hunts’, and commemorating the passions and life events of his customers.

It’s often asked where all of the license plates come from since they span the globe. There is a diverse network of collectors, scrapyards, international scavenger hunts, and also ‘a guy knowing a guy’ to make each custom piece happen. Richardson’s flyfishing trips include an ulterior motive prompted by his art.

“Fishing and license-plate hunting have taken me on some incredible adventures, from milling around scrap-yards in the Bahamas's, to finding locals in off the beaten-path bars in Mexico. The experiences have shown me the true, grittier sides of some wonderful countries.”

Important Information regarding custom artwork.

*Please allow 3-5 weeks for creation and delivery.*
Every license plate art piece is handmade and is unique. Yours will look very similar but will not be exactly the same as the photo example.

Please note these items do not qualify for free shipping, there is a flat rate of $20.00 to ship these items.

There are Two (2) options to choose from:

“No-Frame” - All of my pieces are built by wrapping license plates around a ¾-inch wooden base and are ready to hang straight out of the box. Each comes pre-fitted with reinforced hanging wire, so you can mount the piece however you feel in your space.

“With Frame Add-on” - While my pieces look amazing hung without a frame, I feel that mounting the artwork on Barnwood really adds definition and depth, and perfectly compliments aged license plates. Should you choose to have your piece framed, please specify whether you would like Espresso-stained or natural barnwood as the background in the “Special instructions for seller” textbox prior to checkout.

Cody's Fish License Plate Creations

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