Effort pays off!

After numerous entries into the Minnesota DNR’s Trout Stamp Contest, 2010 would be the year for the good doctor. Richard “Doc” Goodkind won the hearts and eyes of the judges as they selected his brook trout from 29  entries to the contest. Goodkind’s oil painting displays the vibrant blue, red and orange hues associated with Minnesota’s only native trout, the Brook Trout. The Brookie, feeding on mayflies within the confines of a beaver pond depicts a scene often run across by anglers fishing the cold water resources of Minnesota. Goodkind is an avid fly angler and was thrilled with his selection.

Gray Goat Fly Fishing is proud to announce that prints of the 2010 Minnesota Trout Stamp are available for purchase from the shopping cart of our website.  These limited edition (100) giclee prints are signed by the artist and made on fine art photographic paper. The final image size is 8 5/8” X 12  and the print size is 11” X14”. This limited edition print will make any trout angler a perfect gift, and will forever remain part of the Minnesota trout fishing history.