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I moved back to Ohio

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Matt Stansberry's blog: Akron Ohio

So, it’s been 15 months since I left OR, and while I’m still contributing to the OR Fly Fishing Blog, and tried to launch a Great Lakes version, I’ve been missing the basic premise of a blog — which is … C

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After a long hiatus due to a move and other insanity, I’ve dropped a couple new paintings. Acrylic and coffee grounds on boards, featuring two native Ohio fish. Redhorse sucker and the paddlefish. Hope you like’em.

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It’s a jungle – the humidity is visible. I stop at a bend in the river, brown and swollen with all the summer rain. The Cuyahoga has jumped its banks a few times this summer now, the ground is saturated. … Continue reading →

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White water lilies bloom, small pads that lay flat. The blooms close up at night. Purple and white clovers, crown vetch, fleabane and daisies all blooming. Garlic mustard sprouting up, a nasty invasive. In the swamp, we watch a redwing … Continue rea

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Huge rain. Muddy trails. Bugs rising up out of the earth, tiny things that cling to my eyeballs, suck up into my nostrils. Spiny softshell turtles pile up on a far bank, couple hundred yards away from the trail. The … Continue r

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Riding my bike south of Barberton today on a little used section of the Towpath, along the Tuscarawas River. The bike path runs along the backlots of abandoned industries, and you can see the creeping noxious invasive species really taking …

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Spring in Ohio continues, and I’m watching the progression of species closely for the first time in my life. Seeing when the Dogwood tree blooms drop off, noting which wildflowers come up when, seeing spawning fish in the rivers. It’ll …

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I had a somewhat entertaining conversation last night with my aunt’s neighbors and good friends, who happen to be Fox News programmed conservatives. I don’t go around picking fights with people with differing political views, and most of the time …

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Getting warmer out… spending more time outdoors with a camera. Stay tuned for more:

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in the middle of launching a new conservation and publishing project, spending a lot of time out in the wilds of Ohio, looking for wild animals. Here are some new photos.

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Did these on the flight to Seattle. Made my seatmates uncomfortable. Dunkleosteus rules.

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Captain Nate licks a fluke, and I hoist a fat cod.

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Amazing exhibit. Can’t recommend this enough. Animatopoeia.

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I painted this acrylic on canvass board and called it “Leaving Oregon”. The little whitish/purplish crosshatching is actually made up of slivers of a giant U.S. Atlas that Katie and I used on our cross country drive, moving out to …

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Posted some here and here as well. I’m definitely descending into madness.

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Couple new paintings today…

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So I’ve been painting. A lot. Mostly from my photo stock of literally thousands of images on the water. Yesterday I painted an image that juxtaposed a goofy angler and the bloody horror of a fish’s last living moments. And …

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I’m doing a fly fishing painting every day until I burn out to have something interesting on the Great Lakes Fly Fishing Blog. Here’s my latest: Chum Salmon on the Kilchis River.

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Nate casting for pike at night. Rob dragging a salmon to the bank in Tillamook.

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Couple paintings featuring my brother Captain Nate, fly fishing for muskies on a Northeast Ohio river.

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Kelp Greenling and Cabezon portraits from the last salmon slam!

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Photos from Christmas 2012…

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From Great Lakes Fly Fishing Blog: The Cuyahoga River meanders, drops into pools and pocket water. Sometimes it doesn’t look that different from pristine rivers of the West.But it’s littered. At every bend the river drops its load of plastic, …

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University Tees | Behind the Scenes from Nick Dadas on Vimeo.

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Boston Whaler repair project.

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