Paul Puckettt F3T Poster
Who’s to say fishing cant be done for a cause. While we as fisherman undeniably use the outdoors and our passion to often escape from life’s reality, sometimes, its where we turn to face it. Paul Puckett is an artist who takes his love for the shutter and turns it into wonderful pieces of art on a canvas. A Texas native who lives in S.C. now this artist, musician, and angler has taken his passion and turned it into a lifetime long journey. Working with just about every in print and online fishing and piscatorial trade rag, he produces illustrations, photos and works for all us to enjoy. Working with companies at the forefront of our angling industries which intertwine with our passion like Yeti, and Costa and many others.
Paul’s latest contribution in a collaborative effort with F3T while its intent was to be created and used for the upcoming 2016 Fly Fishing Film Tour Fly Fishing Film Tour is having a positive unintended consequence. His selfless act is taking the original art work and donating it to Casting 4 a Cure.
Casting 4 a Cure Casting 4 a Cure a nonprofit organization, is set up to benefit Rett syndrome. Rett syndrome is a postnatal neurological disorder with debilitating net affect. Casting 4 a Cure took a parents compassion, dedication, and love for their daughter and coupled that with their love of angling, specifically fly fishing to champion a cause. Ella the daughter of Bill and Beth Farnum doing something that many who are parents to children with rare and chronic conditions, including my own son who has a rare autoimmune disorder (ITP) do. Becoming a champion for a cause, each accomplishing it in our own way or bearing the cross for our children by becoming a spokesperson to anyone who will listen. Bill and Beth saw an opportunity to combine fishing trips for a good cause. Stepping into reality while stepping back, Casting 4 a Cure using its proceeds to directly impact the research and awareness of Rett. My hats off to Bill and Beth as their cross to bear although different in name, our struggle as a parent of a child with disabilities the same.
Paul has graciously donated the original artwork here F3T Original Artwork on his website with the proceeds going directly to Casting for a cure.
For more about Casting 4 a Cure a short video to follow.