Everglades National Park
November 12, 2016 3
STUDIO LOCATION: BACKROOM of PIVOT GALLERY 530 W. 25TH ST, #407, NEW YORK, NY 10001. map. Studio is open late Thursdays and Sat afternoons: click here to follow on Instagram. please click here for mailing list and contact mel. Islands #75, 24″ x 24″ oil on canvas, Mel Smothers 2017. click on image for larger pix. Islands #72,
March 20, 2015 3
5 Minute Tour of Mel’s Islamorada Studio, February 2015. keep me informed of new work and exhibits…and more images by request……please click
November 10, 2014 2
06-03-15: Back after a month in NYC. Tarpon still running, but Barracuda are hitting. 40″ and 34″ Greater Barracuda, Cheeka Rocks, Islamorada. Caught and released. 04-19-15: Video of Sailfish caught and released by Tony Rossetti. Using bait, he garnered the honor of the first sail caught on my boat. At the same time, a 10
August 3, 2014 Respond
Saltwater fish are mostly caught and released although some species are too tasty and plentiful to throw back. On the flats I’m using a 9 wt Sage rod and large arbor reel, floating line and 15 lb leader. On the reef and beyond, 12 wt Gold Cup rod and large arbor reel, floating line and
May 2, 2014 Respond
“Waiting for a hungry Tarpon on the flats, catching Bonnethead sharks” 12# Gold Cup Rod and Reel, 30lb leader, Mullet Puppet Fly.
April 15, 2014 Respond
“When the sky clouds up and you can’t see the Bonefish, the Barracuda are always ready for a fight,” 9# Temple Fork Outfitters rod, Sage reel, 15 lb test leader with steel tippet, Green Stupid Loopy
April 7, 2014 Respond
5 Barracuda, 32″ to 28,” 9# G-Loomis rod, Sage reel, 15 lb test leader with steel tippet, Green Stupid Loopy.