Mandy Hertzfeld Guide ProfileAfter earning a Fine Arts degree from Bowling Green State University, I was ready for the next chapter in my career. Making the move across country from the small town of Waterville, Ohio, adventure and fly fishing has been a central part of my life. Inspired by fly fishing, my artwork is a direct reflection of my passions. Creating paintings and finding fish is the drive that challenges myself as a whole. Just like painting, each day on the river is a blank slate, a white canvas waiting for you to make something of it, to figure it out, to pay attention to the details, and to learn. It’s about the experiences. Hooking a fish on the fly is something that can’t be forgotten, big or small, the connection from that fish to the angler is remarkable. The whole process; from reading the water, matching the hatch, the perfect drift, hook set, and then listening to that fish. I find inspiration everyday, it’s double tapered, it meets in the middle between fly fishing and my artwork. Why do I guide? Its fast pace but slowness at the same time, constantly changing and cracking the code. I want my anglers from young to young-at-heart to have the same stimulating experiences that I do every day out here. I work hard to ensure that. The terrain, the wildlife, the rivers, and the fish; all needs to be experienced.

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