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[dropcap]W[/dropcap]e found David Danforth and his incredibly creative artwork a little while back and have been enjoying him ever since. His imaginative approach to the medium is inspiring, exciting and reflects his deep Florida roots and backcountry history.

David Danforth is addicted to snook fishing.

Dave is a 3rd generation native Floridian, born in Tampa, FL.  His grandfather was a mullet fisherman in Chokoloskee who learned the back waterways and passed that knowledge onto his father, who passed it down to David. Now Dave enjoys bestowing that knowledge upon his two kids.

This bonefish with emerald highlights is a favorite of ours.

David spent the early years learning to fish with Zebco’s on the Little Manatee River, Apollo Beach, Simmons Park and the occasional Everglades trips. Nowadays, you can find him wading in the knee deep crystal clear beaches fly fishing for snook or near some isolated mangrove island pulling snook, tarpon and redfish out of Tampa Bay. Traveling all over Florida, catching every species it has to offer has been the cornerstone of his passion.

Stellar boat box by Danforth available for your obsession.

After creating drawings for friends and family. He constantly heard that he should put the art on shirts.  After the 2,345th time hearing it, he finally did. What started as an experiment has grown into a full online store and almost 50,000 followers on social media.

Psychedelic poon drawings are right in David’s wheelhouse…

He creates custom art on canvas, wood, and murals.  You can request flyboxes custom painted or pick up some of hisstyalized performance apparel at Follow him on Instagram to keep up with his adventures and works @Reellocal.

Danforth’s innovative approach to art is refreshing.

To reach David Danforth  email him at

David Danforth: artist, father, snookmaster. Here he is with a true backcountry slob!


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