Artist Angler Profile: Tyler Hackett

Artist Angler Profile: Tyler Hackett

April 18, 2019

Equipped with an ink roller in one hand and a fly rod in the other, Tyler Hackett enjoys creating pieces of art and finding places to drift a fly in and around his home waters of the mountain west. Time spent on the water casting flies relates directly to the time spent in the printmaking studio. Both require patience, thoughtful repetition and attention to detail in pursuit of well-earned rewards.

Each print starts out as a drawing, distilled down to a black and white image. The drawing is then transferred to a prepared piece of finish grade plywood. Then I begin hand cutting, removing all the wood that represents the area to remain white after printing. It takes quite a bit of time to get everything cut out, especially all the beautiful spots and scales. Once I feel the carving is complete the "plate" is sealed to prevent the oil based ink from sinking into the wood. Ink is then rolled over the surface of the plate, paper is placed on the inked plate and the whole thing is hand cranked through a flatbed press. The prints are then allowed to dry. Once completely dry, some of the prints are individually hand colored, rendering it one-of-a-kind.

Time spent on the water casting flies relates directly to the time spent in the printmaking studio. Both require patience, thoughtful repetition and attention to detail in pursuit of well-earned rewards.



Sizing Guide

East Coast Cotton T-Shirts

East Coast Cotton t-shirts offer a fuller, more relaxed cut. If you prefer a modern athletic look, we suggest that you order down a size. Spun, knitted and sewn in the South, Marsh Wear's 100% pre-shrunk Pima Cotton offers a cashmere-like feel that keeps you comfortable and looking fresh.

S M L XL XXL
Chest 38" 42" 46" 50" 54"
Body Length 29" 30" 31" 32" 33"
Sleeve Length 8.5" 9" 9.5" 10.5" 11.5"

 

Pro Blend T-Shirts

Pro-Blend t-shirts are cut slightly slimmer for an athletic fit. If you prefer a shirt with a fuller cut, we recommend ordering up a size. These shirts feature a shrink resistant poly cotton blend for a light, super soft feel that wicks away moisture.

S M L XL XXL
Chest 41" 44" 48" 52" 56"
Body Length 29" 30" 31" 32" 33"
Sleeve Length 8" 8.5" 9" 9.5" 10"

 

Performance Shirts

Our performance shirts are cut to standard sizing in the body and are slightly longer to keep you covered during active ventures. This range of lightweight, full coverage, moisture wicking gear will keep you cool, stylish and comfortable while protecting you from the elements.

M L XL XXL
Body Width 22" 23" 24" 25"
Body Length 28" 30" 31" 32"
Sleeve Length 25.5" 26" 26.5" 27"

 

Rutledge Vest

Our signature Rutledge Vest was designed with the do-it-all sportsman in mind. Sporting a rugged water resistant outer shell and just the right weight of insulation to insure comfort and good times on any adventure. Whether it be a morning cast and blast or an evening oyster roast this vest fits the bill in style.

S M L XL XXL
Chest 42" 44" 46" 48" 50"
Body Length 26" 27" 28" 29" 30"
Shoulder 18" 18.5" 19" 19.5" 20"

 

Hydro Shorts

Our Hydro Shorts fit true to size in the waist and have a narrower cut in the hip and thigh like unpleated khaki shorts. These water submersible shorts are ready for any adventure.

30 32 34 36 38 40
Waist 31" 33" 35" 37" 38.5" 40.25"
Length 18.5" 19.25" 19.375" 19.75" 20.25" 20.25"
Leg Opening 9" 9.375" 9.625" 9.75" 9.875" 9.875"

 

Escape Pant

Our Escape Pant fit true to size in the waist and are a slim straight cut. Constructed of the perfect weight durable nylon with added stretch, so you are ready for any adventure.

28 30 32 34 36 38 40
Waist 29" 31" 33" 35" 37" 39" 41"
Inseam 30" 30.5" 31" 31.5" 32" 32.5" 32.5"
Leg Opening 15.25" 15.5" 15.75" 16" 16.25" 16.5" 16.75"

 

Volleys

S M L XL XXL
Waist 28-31" 32-33" 34-36" 36-38" 38-42"