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Tyler Hackett: Artist and Angler

Tyler Hackett: Artist and Angler

July 23, 2021

Meet Tyler.

Also known under the monicker Wandering Blue Lines, Tyler has been creating unique woodblock-style prints of the fishy variety for quite some time now. Tyler draws much of his inspiration from the outdoor pursuits he enjoys in and around his hometown of Salt Lake City — especially fly fishing — and from travels around the world. 

Tyler has been creating fresh, unique designs for Marsh Wear for a few years now and we're proud to feature several of his prints on t-shirts, button downs, and more. We caught up with Tyler to learn a little bit more about his process and what makes him tick as an artist and an angler.

Tyler's process sounds simple enough on the surface, but the end result is anything but that. He starts every print with a pencil drawing that is then transferred to a wood block, or as he calls them, "plates." Once transferred, he begins carving with a specialized set of tools. Tyler explains, "I basically carve away all the areas of the drawing that I don't want to print, these areas will remain whatever the color the paper I am printing on is. Once the carving is complete I am able to roll out some ink with a big rubber roller which can then be used to transfer in to the carving surface." He then proceeds to place a piece of paper over the ink and carving and runs it through a flatbed printing press (or he can print by hand), which creates the final print.

"I have always been fascinated by fish, and am particularly inspired by old scientific illustrations of fish."
Pearl

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Our new Hagood Shirts feature Tyler's iconic woodblock style in a repeating bonefish pattern.

Ask any artist what one of the more difficult parts of their process is and you'll undoubtedly learn that finding inspiration is a key to success, but also a difficult one to come by. Tyler finds inspiration for his work from all over. As an angler, he gets inspired by species of fish he pursues, and says he's, "particularly inspired by old scientific illustrations of fish." He also finds plenty of inspiration in vintage outdoor artwork and illustrations and says he loves the hand drawn or painted style of work from the 40's, 50's, and 60's.

When Tyler's not creating unique designs for his own shop or for brands, like us, you can still find him toiling in the shop with passion projects. If you gave Tyler the choice, there's one thing that stands out above the rest that he likes to create: posters. More specifically, posters sized and designed to look like the covers of outdoor magazines. With Tyler's unique style and talent, there's no surprise that he's a highly sought after artist that creates some of our favorite Marsh Wear designs every season!

Silk Heather

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Kickin' the funk into high gear, Tyler plays on the whimsical side with a coastal cowboy and his trusty steed.

Interested in seeing more of Tyler's work? You can follow along on Instagram at @wanderingbluelines.

 

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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.

S M L XL XXL
Chest 21" 22" 23" 24" 25"
Body Length 27" 28" 30" 31" 32"
Sleeve Length 25" 25.5" 26" 26.5" 27"

 

Rutledge Vest & Outerwear Jackets

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"