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Recreational or sport fishing is defined as fishing for pleasure or competition. Fishing for pleasure occurs when you fish to enjoy your surroundings, regardless of whether you catch fish or not. The competition begins when there are two or more fishermen in close proximity.

 

I started fishing as a youg boy with a dried up beanpole for a rod, kite string, a hook I bought for a penny, a bulb of water hyacinth for a float and a rock for a weight. Bait usually consisted of worms I ldug up or dough balls from fresh bread. I did a lot of fishing and a little catching.

 

When I was about twelve I got my first real fishing rod and reel. It was a steel rod with a fiberglass level wind bait caster reel and I was instanly introduced to the wonderful world of backlashes. I think I spent more time untangling the "bird nests" of tangled line after what seemed like each cast, than I did fishing. But now I could use lures as well as baits, and cast further from shore, where I was sure the fish had been hiding all along.

By the age of fourteen I had saved up enough money to be able to purchase my first spinning rod and reel. It was a Ted Williams reel and a seven foot custom made rod by Jack Jackson of Jackson's bicycles and tackle  on Florida Avenue in Tampa, Florida. As it turned out, Jack was a unique individual and one of the best fisherman I've ever known. He later became a very good friend and bowling partner. I think he made me a special deal on the rod so that I could afford it.

 

After using the spinning rod I made a vow to never go back to a bailcasting reel again. Yes, if you're not paying attention you can gets loops in your line that can turn into "birds nests", but nothing like those produced by a baitcasting reel.

 

The only knot that I knew wouldn't come undone, particularly with monofilament line, was the bowline that I learned in boy scouts, so that became my go-to knot. It wasn't unitil a few years later, while fishing one night under the Buffalo Avenue bridge in Tampa for snook, that a fellow fisherman showed me how to tie a real fishing hitch. I have always suspected that the friendly fisherman was the sports writer, Frank Sargeant.

 

I've been deep-sea fishing. I've fished with baitcasters, fly rods, cane poles, beanpoles, and spinning rods. My favorite, regardless of the size of the fish is either a six foot spinning rood and reel with six pound test line or a seven foot rod with ten to twelve pound test line. Others may like bait casting reels but I still don't. I haven't found any type of fishing that they are better suited for with the possible exception of deep-see fishing for fish like marlin, where you don't ever cast the line.

People fishing as fine art prints for the walls of your home or office.

Picture of a cabin cruiser docked on Florida's Sarasota Bay as a fine art print for the wall of your home or office.

Title: Let's Go Fishin

Picture of fishermen leaving for a night of fishing from the Williams Park boat ramp in Gibsonton, FL as a fine art print for the wall of your home or office.

Title: Fishers Of The Night

Picture of a Kayaking fisherman on the Hillsborough River in Tampa, Florida's John Sargent Park as a fine art print for the wall of your home or office.

Title: The Perfect Morning

Picture of a boat launching area of the Trails End Fish Camp on the Withlacoochee River in Florida as a fine art print for the wall of your home or office.

Title: A Time To Go Fishing

Picture of a fisherman on the Withlacoochee River by the Crroken River campground in Florida as a fine art print for the wall of your home or office.

Title: Crooked River Fisherman

Picture of people fishing on the US 41 bridge in Gibsonton, Florida as the sun sets as a fine art print for the wall of your home or office.

Title: Fishing Under The Lights

Picture of a boat launching area of the Trails End Fish Camp on the Withlacoochee River in Florida as a fine art print for the wall of your home or office.

Title: A Time To Go Fishing BW

A person wanting to become a military pilot must possess a four-year college degree and a good knowledge of science before being accepted for training,except for those wanting to become an Army warrant officer helicopter pilot. They don't need a college degree but must score highly on the Army's aviator apptitude test.

 

Because of the physical demands on military pilots, they must have and maintain good physical fitness. Having a civilian pilot's license is not an advantage and has no bearing on acceptance.

 

There are seven general levels of civilian pilots ranging from the ultralight pilot, student pilot, sport pilot, recreatinal pilot, private pilot, commercial pilot, up to the airline transport pilot.

 

Ultralight pilots have no legal requirements, don't need a medical certificate, can't carry passengers, and aren't licensed, but should have some training.

A student pilot has a license and is learning to fly under the guidance of a flight instructor.

 

A sport pilot needs a license but doesn't need a medical certificate. They can carry a passenger not for hire, operate in some controlled air space, but can't fly at night. They have minimum training requirements like twenty hours for an airplane, ten hours for a glider, and seven hours for a lighter-than-air balloon, etc..

 

A recreational pilot needs a license and a medical certificate and can fly aircraft up to 180 horsepower and four seats during daytime for pleasure only.

 

A private pilot certificate requires from 35 to 40 hours of training for their license, depending on the curriculum, and a medical certificate.They can fly for pleasure or personal business but without compensation.

 

A commercial pilot needs a license and a medical certificate and may fly for hire with compensation, with some restrictions.

 

The airline transport pilot certificate is the highest level and these pilots may work for a scheduled airline.

People flying as fine art prints for the walls of your home or office.

Picture of a UH-1 "huey" helicopter taking off from an airfield in Vietnam in 1967 as a fine art print for the wall of your home or office.
Picture of a helicopters bringing UA Army troops to a landing zone in Vietnam in 1967as a fine art print for the wall of your home or office.
Picture of a spotter place flying into an early morning sunrise in Vietnam in 1967 as a fine art print for the wall of your home or office.

Title: Huey

Title: Staging

Title: Spotter Plane

Picture of a chinook helicopter bringing supplies to a forward firebase in Vietnam in 1967 as a fine art print for the wall of your home or office.
Picture of a glider pilot, his cockpit and the tow plane in flight as a fine art print for the wall of your home or office.

Title: Resupply

Title: Glider Tow Plane

Picture of a glider or sailplane flying from the Seminole-Lake Gliderport near Clermont, Florida as a fine art print for the wall of your home or office.

Title: Ride The Wind

Black and white picture of a helicopter assault in Vietnam in 1967 as a fine art print for the wall of your home or office.

Title: Assault

Picture of a glider pilor and his cockpit, in flight, as a fine art print for the wall of your home or office

Title: Glider Pilot

Picture of the Cam Rahn Bay Airfield as it was in Vietnam 1967 as a fine art print for the wall of your home or office.

Title: Cam Rahn Bay Airfield

Picture of a latrine in Vietnam 1967 made to look like a helicpoter gunship as a fine art print for the wall of your home or office.

Title: Dropping A Load

Picture of a C-7a Caribou landing at Dak To, Vietnam in 1967 during the battle as a fine art print for the wall of your home or office.

Title: C-7a Caribou

Picture of the central highland jungles of Vietnam in 1967 as seen from a helicopter gunship as a fine art nature print for the wall of your home or office.
Picture of Lt. Col. Gannon of the US Army's 4th Division in Vietnam 1967 as a fine art print for the wall of your home or office.
Picture of a huey helicopter carrying troops during an assault in Vietnam in 1967 as a fine art nature print for the wall of your home or office.

Title: Vietnam Central Highlands

Title: Lieutenant Colonel Gannon

Title: Huey Transport

Picture of a tow plane and glider taking off at the Seminole-Lake Gliderport in Clermont, FL as a fine art print for the wall of your home or office.

Title: The Start Of An Adventure

Picture of a glider tow plane landiing at the Seminole-Lake Gliderport in Clermont, Florida as a fine art print for the wall of your home or office.

Title: Job Well Done

Picture of a glider and tow plane above the Seminole-Lake Glider Port in Clermont, Florida as a fine art nature print for the wall of your home or office.

Title:   Still Tethered

Horseback riding as an art or as portrayed in painting, or sculpture appears throughout history. Early examples include the Lascaux cave paintings from 16,000 years ago and the prehistoric hill carvings like the Uffington White Horse. It was common in ancient egyptian and grecian art and was often depicted in paintings of warfare in the middle ages. It has used to show people of destiction atop a horse when the horse was a main means of transportation.

 

More modern art has centered around racing, cowboy, or native American art like Degas's racing paintings, and Frederic Remington's paintings and sculture of cowboys and native Americans. In the United Kingdom nostalgic fox hunting and rural scenes have been favored.

Some of the interesting facts about horses is that they can't throw up. Male horses have forty teeth and females have thirtysix and their teeth grow throughout their lifetime, not a good indicator of age.The horse was domesticated about 3500 BC.

 

Horseback riding can be broken up into three main groups; racing, pleasure and competition like dressage.Drassage has even been included in the Olympics as a sport.

People riding horses as fine art prints for the walls of your home or office.

Picture of a carousel horse leaping for the stars as a fine art print for the wall of your home or office.
Picture of a cattleman steading a horse as it keeps tension on a rope on a steer as a fine art print for the wall of your home or office.

Title: Leap For The Stars

Title: Holding Tension

Picture of a nam riding his horse with his dogs near Posadas, Argentina as a fine art print for the wall of your home or office.

Title: Morning Exercise

Picture of a Florida cattleman's saddle from the 1800's as a fine art print for the wall of your home or office.

Title: A Hard Ride

Picture of a rider practicing dressage in Ballast Point, Florida as a fine art print for the wall of your home or office.

Title: Sitting English

Picture of a rider practicing dressage skills in Ballast Point, Florida as a fine art print for the wall of your home or office.

Title: Mental Preparation

Picture of a rider practicing dressage in Ballast Point, Florida as a fine art print for the wall of your home or office.

Title: Steady The Mount

Black and white picture of a cattleman steadying a horse as it keeps tension on a rope to a cow as a fine art print for the wall of your home or office.

Title: Holding Tension BW

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