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Trouts Journal

Trout’s Spotlight: Scott Wells and Gyotaku Art

Ivan Orsic / Mar 21, 2013

Come by Trout’s Fly Fishing to see a select collection of gyotaku prints on display by Denver angler and artist Scott Wells.

You might recognize Scott’s work from last year’s Denver Trout Unlimited’s Carp Slam. Scott designed the amateur and the pro T-shirts as well as donated original prints for auction items in effort to help raise money for the South Platte River (one of which is on permanent display here in the shop - right behind our rack of fly rods on the second floor).

Originally from San Diego, Scott Wells now calls Littleton, CO home. An extremely avid fly fisher since his teens, Scott, now 35, splits his fishing time between the clear mountain streams above the Front Range and the slightly more opaque waters of the Denver South Platte River. His ink press art is a reflection of his catches, with the latter locale (and the hungry carp within) weighing heavily in his method of creativity and fly fishing. When Scott is not enveloped in the catch, he spends time with his wife Janet and five year-old son Patrick, preferably on a family rafting trip. His work can be seen at www.reelfishink.com and if you are interested in what we have on display here in the shop we can connect you directly with the artist himself.

Photo: Michael Rowland

And there you have it... If you have any questions don't hesitate to contact Trout's Fly Fishing at 877.464.0034.

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