I need a professional design for one of the tshirts I want to sell. There is a tagline in the fishing world: fishing saves lives. It's part in jest because fishing can be just that fun.
But it's also serious. Most fishers find solace and peace in fishing. There are entire organizations devoted to helping at-risk people to learn the art and skill of fly fishing such as Casting for Recovery for cancer survivors, and Project Healing Waters for veterans suffering from PTSD.
Pasted at the end of this will be a blog post I recently published about why I fly fish and probably why others do as well.
So I'd like a professionally designed graphic that I can use on shirts that communicates "Fishing Saves Lives" It can include the words, because as I said, it's a pretty popular phrase. But it doesn't have to.
These shirts will be my charity shirt and ALL profit will be donated to one of the above organizations or an organization like them. You can check out their websites to get more information on them. I don't want to reference them on the shirt though.
I’m a soccer mom of 4 in an ultra-stereotypical suburb in Phoenix AZ. I drive a minivan and wear a daily uniform of cute jeans and comfy shirts. I’m the woman all the commercials are about and even who they are for.
What in the world am I doing fly fishing?! I mean for reals, I get asked this question all the time.
And the answer is, “Same as you, Fly Fisher, whoever you are. I fly fish for the same reason you do.”
To stop the noise. The noise of the past: of regrets, of missed opportunities. The noise of the now: the screaming to do lists and the voice that says not I’m not doing or being enough. And even the noise of the future: what will become of me and my family, am I doing any of this right??
The noise is loud and it’s real. I don’t care if you’re a suburban mom, an avid outdoorsman, a cancer survivor, a veteran, or anyone else. The noise is real and fly fishing shuts it up.
Standing or floating in the water, all your brain can hear is the strategy. Which fly, how much weight, how’s the mend, how’s the drift, was that a take?! Am I standing on my line?? Will I miss the set? GOT HIM!!!!
Frankly, you just can’t hear the noise when there’s a fish on the hook. And that is a blessed thing. That’s why I fly fish. And maybe it’s why you do too.