4 Browns 4 Sale

Thought I had sold these long ago, but recently discovered them hiding in the back of a folder. Four trout, all created for a past book project that I illustrated. Pen and ink on vellum paper (sheet size of 8.5 x 11 inches). As-is for $200 (for the set, not parting these out individually)…or, if a buyer would like, I can add color for an extra $100 (for all four). Not paint, mind you, as vellum paper + paint = wrinkles. Instead, something more interesting. Vellum paper is translucent, so I can add backing to these. I won’t get into detail on what I would do; consider it a surprise if you decide to buy.

About PayPal Orders

So, I’ve gotten some emails concerning PayPal and SHFC book order/tee order confirmation. The issue revolves around a PayPal receipt, but no apparent response in terms of direct verification of an order from Fish, Flies & Water (FF&W).

Once a PayPal order is placed, it is processed on direct behalf of my LLC, and it is much as if you are ordering directly from FF&W. The order comes to FF&W immediately via email and is also stored on PayPal’s servers within the LLC account. Unfortuntaly, PayPal doesn’t allow for the direct generatation of a secondary cofirmation email. So, if you order a copy of SHFC or a tee and PayPal says you ordered, it should be a confirmation that things are good.

If you do have a question or concern though, feel free to contact me and ask about your book or tee.

A 25th Anniversary Tee

Today (October 9) is the 25th anniversary of the U.S. theatrical release of A River Runs Through It. Since I had a bit to do with the film, and I have unused Bunyan Bug drawings collecting dust, I figured I’d do a tee to commemorate. Going to run 250 of these total across all sizes (S – 3XL). I’ll include a signed/numbered card with each tee.

Looking at a pre-order price of $20 plus shipping until the tees arrive, and then $25 plus shipping after the tees arrive. Let me know if you want to be on the early “I’ll take one” list (delivery of tees to me is like 3 weeks or less, so the wait isn’t epic).

50/50 fabric, tagless, washes and travels well, printed right here in Portland, Oregon, US of A.

Will have “click here” order info up in the next day or so. UPDATE: Go here.

A Good “River Runs” Read

The 25th anniversary of the film, A River Runs Through It, is coming up shortly (October 9). Below is a link to a good read about some aspects of the film’s pre-production/production and post-release influences. I’ll be posting a few memories of my own related to the fly-fishing scenes closer to the anniversary date.

Haunted By Waters: A River Runs Through It 25 Years Later

SHFC Reviews – Two Thumbs Up

The two latest reviews for Single-Handed Fly Casting appeared over the extended (for the USA) weekend. The first is from Aitor Coterón at onemorelastcast.net, the other is from Paul Arden at the one-and-only sexyloops.com.

One More Last Cast review

Sexyloops review

And full disclosure here: Aitor Coterón was one of my go-to guys for English-as-a-second-language proofing/feedback. Fluent ESL readers often see things that might get missed otherwise, and can provide a reality check for instructions. But…that doesn’t mean Aitor necessarily thought I had truly written a solid book. At least I know for sure now! As for Paul, well, I’ve known Paul for a long time. He’s a friend, but he’s also someone who I expect to speak his mind and not put his reputation on the line with some sort of puff-ball review. I’m just really pleased that he found the text to speak so strongly to him and I hope it will continue to do so in the long term.

SHFC – Shipping Update September 3

The last of the USA copies, ready to be packed. If you ordered a book through September 3, and haven’t yet received it or been sent an email saying it’s on the way, it should be in one of those stacks. If you’re outside the USA and the same circumstances apply, there will be another set of stacks being created for those books later this week.

SHFC – Shipping Update August 30

So, an SHFC shipping update as of early morning, August 31:

I am in the process of having *all* remaining USA books packed and ready to ship (or already shipped) by the end of the Labor Day weekend. That’s everyone who pre-ordered/ordered through yesterday, August 30.

Next week (that’s after September 4, *all* NON-USA books will be packed and ready to ship (or already shipped). That’s everyone who pre-ordered/ordered through yesterday, August 30.

So, by next weekend (that’s September 9-10) *all* SHFC books ordered through August 30, 2017 will either be packed for shipping, or already be on the way.

My sincere thanks to everyone who pre-ordered/ordered a copy of SHFC. Your patience has been deeply appreciated, and I truly hope that each of you finds the informative quality of the book to be worth the wait.

–JB