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Outdoor and Flyfishing Art by Josh Udesen

Articles, Features, Art in the Public

Fly fishing and outdoor lifestyle artist Josh Udesen has appeared in the Fly Fishing special of the Big Sky Journal, America's Favorite Flies, Gray's Sporting Journal, the Idaho Conservationist, the Spring 2013 Drake magazine, Fly, Rod and Reel, Patagonia shirts and merchandise, Pabst Blue Ribbon billboards nationwide, Montana Fly Company gear and a variety of other publications and gear. Please click images below to see Josh's art, purchase gear or enlarge.

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If I was going to choose a magazine to be featured in - it would be the Drake. Thanks to Josh Prestin for the great profile. Great writing, great photography, great stories…. Click here for the article / profile: Rod Holders - Josh Udesen

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Patagonia Outdoor Clothing Company

I can't tell you how exciting it was to be asked by Patagonia to create paintings for them to use on a variety of their clothing. I've been accused of being a Patagoniac long before I did their art. Click the link to see the merchandise with my art and buy something while you are there.

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Montana Fly Company

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Montana Fly Company has taken my artwork and put it on an array of really amazing gear. From reels, to fly boxes, to iPad covers. I couldn't be more happy to be associated with a great company selling great gear.

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I was part of a fantastic feature article in the summer 2011 Arches magazine. The magazine is part of the University of Puget Sound Alumni Association. The feature was on graduates who are associated and successful in the fly fishing industry. I did three illustrations for the article and my painting was featured on the cover. Check out pages 24 - 29

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Jackson Hole One Fly

One of the premier events for any fly fisher in the west - a great benefit to be associated with.

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Wood River Animal Shelter

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I was happy to support the 2012 Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley in their annual auction as both the featured artist and donating the piece titled "Floating the Middle Fork"

Pabst Blue Ribbon

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On a whim I painted a six pack of PBR tall boys. I was in line at the local taco shop and saw a contest for PBArt. A nationwide art contest that allowed anyone to submit anything with PBR on it. Oddly enough, I won the national prize for the 2-D category. Next thing I knew, my paintings were on billboards all over the country.

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Ketchum, Idaho - City Traffic Boxes

Keep your eyes out for the installation of my art on two public traffic boxes on 5th and Main in downtown Ketchum, Idaho (Sun Valley).
I am very excited to be involved in my second traffic box installation. Ketchum is a great town that supports the arts in many ways.

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AIRE Whitewater Rafting Company


A good friend is a fantastic photographer and has sat in my boat many days as we float the river. I was fortunate that one of his photos was chosen for a recent AIRE raft catalog. Take a look at his web site. By the way, I love my AIRE raft - even before I was featured in the catalog.

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Midcurrent Online Magazine

Midcurrent is a fantastic webpage about all things flyfishing. In addition to being a great resource about fly fishing, they host an impressive art and photography webpage. I am honored to be included among such fine artists.

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Boise City Public Art Grants - Traffic Boxes

Keep your eyes out for the installation of my art on a public art box at the intersection of Capital and Federal Way - Near the Boise Depot.
If you need proof that Boise is a creative city, look no further than the nearest Downtown street corner. It's all thanks to a public art project that turns street corners and traffic corridors into ad hoc galleries, filled with interesting, eclectic visual art.

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Look to your right as you head into Boise at the intersection of Federal Way, Capital and Vista (just to the east of the Boise Depot).
Traffic Box Article