I'm in a small bible study that meets every other week. Recently we discussed the 23rd Psalm which is so familiar to so many. My friend Doug noted that David (the author of the Psalm) used the visual picture of a shepherd because he was so intimately familiar with the metaphor. He challenged us to come up with our own that made the 23rd a bit more personal. I did so (although in the form of a story) and share it here...
Largemouth Bass and Walleyes are the fish of my youth. Growing up in Wisconsin, we spent our summers on a weedy bay in tannin-colored Clam Lake...in the heart of the Chequamegon Forest. Muskies, crappie, and walleyes were the typical fare. I figure we caught one fish per 100 mosquito bites, but whether it was watching a bobber from the dock or rowing out to throw spinners and jigs, it was always worth the effort.
We are introducing an entirely new line featuring wildlife photography from the renowned nature photographer Charlie Lansche. Charlie hales from the greater Yellowstone region and spends countless hours sitting and waiting
As I prepare to launch a new cutthroat trout fishing hoodie featuring a Yellowstone cutty image by AD Maddox, I have been reflecting on my local fish. OK, I'll admit it...I'm incredibly spoiled. Living in Northern Idaho, my "home waters" are full of feisty Westslope Cutthroat Trout. As such, they have quickly become my favorite.
I am presently launching a new mayfly print fishing hoodie featuring art by James Dunlap. James does naturalist illustrations of the multiple life stages of many trout staples. Ryan Dunmeyer provides the entomological expertise to James with exhaustive effort in collecting and photographing every development stage. We took a collection of the Dun & Dun mayfly images for our newest offering.
For many, living the life of a rock climber encompasses far more than just finding a way to get a good workout and relieving the stress of everyday life. Although, physically, rock climbing is an incredible exercise plan, it is the spiritual core of a person and the emotional/mental side that finds the most pleasure when “scaling” the cliffs.
When I launched Cognito Brands, Inc. we had a line of fishing apparel (Fincognito) and only a foggy vision for what lied ahead. Now we seem well established, adding Mountaincognito and Oceancognito brands to our Fincognito brand.