I had the good fortune of being able (no pun intended) to design the new logo for Abel’s Reel Art Contest which has just kicked off and will go till November 30th, 2013. This should be a fun contest. I hope some of my fellow artistic fly fisherman and women out there will get inspired to be creative and submit some fun designs. Click here for more information!
drawing and design by Al Q for Abel Fly Reels
Playing off the beautiful hand-painted fish finishes on Abel’s custom fly reels, I conceptualized this image by dropping an actual Abel reel onto a pencil drawing of a trout. I entitled it “putting the soul into fly fishing” I was going to do a redfish and a striped bass as well. Unfortunately this design was not chosen for a tee shirt but maybe it will resurface as an ad campaign or a poster some day, no pun intended.