- Sockeye art graphics by Ed Anderson
- Solid laminated Douglas Fir wood oar
- Carbon Fiber X-Weave fiberglass reinforced shaft
- Carbon fiber reinforced DyneLite blade with Dynel and Kevlar ProTip protection
- Counter balanced "Square Top"
- Comes standard with rope wrap and rubber stop
- Available Lengths: 8'6" to 10' (overall length)
- Shaft diameter at Wrap: 2.3"
- Three DyneLite™ blade choices:
- Narrow: 6" W x 30" L
- Wide (standard): 7" W x 30" L
- Shoal Cut: 8.5" W x 30" L
(measured at the belly)
Featured Artist - Ed Anderson
Ed Anderson is a contemporary fine artist and former Air Force officer transplanted to the mountains of Idaho from Minneapolis. His style has evolved from a lifetime with art and architecture. Bold lines and bright colors have come to define his compositions.
Q & A with Ed Anderson
What was the inspiration for your Artisan Series design, and why is that species of fish meaningful to you?
"Sockeye are a paradox. I love the ugliness of the spawned out fish while showing some of the brightest colors in nature. And, I find no greater iconic animal in our country."
Salmon and Steelhead are iconic species in the PNW. What do you want people that aren’t familiar with the efforts to save them to know about the work and your art being done on their behalf?
"It’s a long swim… we shouldn’t make it harder."
What is your favorite memory of catching or pursuing your oar design species?
"I’d been on a long West Coast swing in the Fall. I’d done four shows in three weeks and the road had worn me out. I was really looking forward to getting back to Boise. The Monday after Salmon Days in Issaquah, I drove east through Stevens Pass. Drained and sucking down coffee, the sun cut through the clouds on the mountain. It hit the backs of these great fish perfectly. It looked like a bunch of red hots squirming around in that crystal clear water. I thought about the work those fish had done to get back to the top of that mountain to spawn and realized I wasn’t that tired."
For more info on Ed and his artwork visit edandersonart.com