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Although I have been releasing a lot of my fish caught while kayak fishing, I do enjoy occasionally keeping a few every now and then not only for my dinner plate, but also to appreciate their form as artwork. My mom taught me the art of fish rubbings, Gyotaku, a few years ago and I fell in love with the effect that was created.

I'm not considering myself a professional by any means (there are people out there that make a living off this type of art), but I really do enjoy making them and I thought I'd share with my fellow fishermen. I've donated many to local charity tournaments and hope to keep doing so. I've also made some prints for friends who wanted one done of a memorable fish they caught. Please contact me for inquiries.

Click for enlarged view. Hope you like them.

Gyotaku Trout Print

Gyotaku Tog Print

Gyotaku Sunfish Print

More will be added to the artwork page of my blog as they are created.

All photos are copyright by Rob Choi


About the Author: Rob Choi is an avid kayak angler from the Chesapeake Bay area in Virginia and a Pro Staff Member at Yakangler.com. He has earned a reputation among the locals as the fish junkie with reckless abandon to logic, time, and societal norms in his pursuit for the "tug that is the drug".  He shares his love of the sport through his blog www.angling-addict.com.

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Rob Choi

About the Author: Rob Choi is an avid kayak angler from Richmond, VA and although he lives close to the mighty James River, he frequents the Chesapeake Bay more often. His addiction to the salt has earned him a reputation among the locals as the fish junkie with reckless abandon to logic, time, and societal norms in his pursuit for the “tug that is the drug”. What he lacks in long term experience, he makes up in his passionate dedication to the sport now. He shares his love of the sport through his blog, www.angling-addict.com, as well as being a prostaff member at Ocean Kayak, Maui Jim Sunglasses, YakAngler.com, YakAttack, Werner Paddles, and crew member of HOOK 1 and Kayak Bass Fishing.

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# FishinChix 2011-05-11 08:01
Rob, how do you go about actually getting the fish ready to print? Do you have a how to?
 
 
# robchoi 2011-05-11 08:28
I wipe it clean with a papertowel. Then I spread the fins out, apply the ink, and press the paper over it. The hard part is getting the right amount of ink on the fish.
 
 
# YakSushi 2011-05-11 08:30
I'm trying to picture it.... You leave the fish on the table with the ink then put the paper on the fish... Not the fish on the paper correct? What about the eyes and spots do you paint those on after?
 
 
# robchoi 2011-05-11 08:33
Yup.
 
 
+1 # ABadBackcast 2011-05-11 10:31
Man! Those are AWESOME! You're a talented dude, Rob!
 

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