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Fishaye Trading Company is on Social Media

By Fun facts, Uncategorized

Fishaye Trading Company is on Social Media! We love connecting and interacting with our followers on our platforms. When you follow our pages, you can view our newest products, learn about our latest company news, connect with us, ask questions via messenger, easily purchase artwork, and much more!

While you’re enjoying our pages, feel free to leave us a review of our artwork on Facebook or Google.

We Are On:

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/fishayetrading
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/fishayetradingcompany/
Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/fishayetradingco/_created/

To Leave Us A Review:

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/fishayetrading/reviews/
Google https://g.page/fishaye-trading-company/review

As always, our full product line can be viewed on our website. https://www.fishayetrading.com/

You can contact us https://www.fishayetrading.com/contact/. Purchase wholesale https://www.fishayetrading.com/contact/wholesale/. Sign up for our newsletter https://bit.ly/3rb8pDf.

Become a Retailer of our Unique Nautical Products

By Art, Fishing, Gyotaku

If you are looking for those unique nautical artwork pieces for your store, you have come to the right place! We are the Go-To for all things unique and nautical. All of our products are made right here in the USA, off the beautiful coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Everything is handmade and eco-friendly, and also available for wholesale purchasing. We have wall art, tabletop items, and much more. You can view all of our products here: https://www.fishayetrading.com/. With a minimum order of $250 we can get you started today. We normally ship your items within 2 to 3 days of purchase. Normal profit is 50%!

Never heard of Gyotaku Fish Art? Fish Rubbing originated in the Orient back in the early 1800′s. It has been used to preserve records of fisherman’s catches. As time has moved on, people have found the prints to be visually pleasing. The Art of Gyotaku is a delicate and ever-changing art form. The potential to create new and different works increase with each new design. Each fish rubbing is unique. The set up can be changed in a variety of ways. We can use a broad range of prints or inks. The printing stock can vary from the gentlest rice paper to a much firmer canvas. The basic method remains relatively simple. Apply paint or ink to the actual fish and lay your paper or canvas on top of it. Then rub over the entire fish and gently peel the paper off to have a look at your new creation. It is also a wonderful way to stay close to the ocean and appreciate the beauty and variety of marine life. Also, it is said that it brings good luck to the fisherman. We are looking forward to showcasing our products in your store and helping to add to your profit in 2022!

If you are interested in starting a wholesale account with Fishaye Trading Company, please fill out our online form here: https://www.fishayetrading.com/contact/wholesale/. Once we have reviewed your information we will supply you with the next steps via email. Thanks for thinking about Fishaye for your shop!

Thanksgiving table set

Fun Facts About Your Thanksgiving Meal in Massachusetts

By Dining, Fun facts, Seasonal

Although turkey is somewhat synonymous with Thanksgiving dinner it’s not all about the Turkey. For many, folks are most grateful for the side dishes, appetizers and the pies. In Massachusetts the most searched recipe on Thanksgiving? Cheesecake. Making cheesecake is easier than you think. Here’s a list of 65 cheesecake recipes to get you started.

As you surround your big bird with dishes that celebrate the 1621 harvest feast of the Wampanoag people and the Plymouth Pilgrims, why not get a little creative with the customs. While generations of traditionalists fill their menu with tried and true dishes (hello, stuffing and pecan pie), some get even further inspired while still paying homage to foods native to the New World.

Across New England, each region has its own peculiar twist on traditional Turkey Day standbys. Massachusetts’ contribution to the table ever since Stow resident Charles Leggett crossed a Hubbard with a Gooseneck in the 1940s is Butternut Squash. Locals roast the winter squash and turn its orange flesh into hearty and interesting holiday dishes with just the right savory to sweet ratio. From soups to salads to stuffing, its potential has no limits. Need some inspiration to change up your squash game? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with this list of 37 Butternut Squash Recipes.

While cheesecake and butternut squash have grown in their desire to be on the Massachusetts dinner table, many other historic Thanksgiving foods have come and gone from the menu over the years as tastes change. These include bear and lobster!

Whatever your dinner table tradition, we hope you enjoy and have a very Happy Thanksgiving! Your Thanksgiving table will look fantastic and clean up will be easy with our Gyotaku placemats. They are available here: https://www.fishayetrading.com/product-category/tabletop/placemats/

Source: https://patch.com/massachusetts/arlington/most-searched-thanksgiving-side-dish-massachusetts and http://sponsored.bostonglobe.com/frigidaire/thanksgiving-dishes-with-a-twist/ and https://www.newenglandhistoricalsociety.com/five-historic-thanksgiving-foods/

Man fishing the ocean with a fish on the line

The Top 10 Best Locations for Boating in the United States

By Boating

The following list is comprised of constant favorites of sailors, power cruisers, anglers and watersports fans for seasonal or year-round boating, and is not in a specific order.

San Juan Islands– Here, instead of palm trees and tropical fish, there are forests filled with pine trees and the sea life includes killer whales! Located in the Pacific Northwest, each island and town has a distinct charm of its own.

San Francisco Bay- It is extremely windy with relatively calm seas. Sailors and power boaters love it.

Lake Havasu– It is located on the border between Southern California and Arizona. Young boaters often party here, making the area seem like an endless Spring Break celebration. Havasu attracts many sport boats, but there are also plenty of houseboats and pontoon boats.

Lake Champlain– This lake is on the border of Vermont and New York State. It is 125 miles long, and stretches into Canadian waters. There are 80 islands to enjoy. There are many historical sites along the lake as well.

Isle Royale National Park– This is the second largest island in the Great Lakes. Isle Royale can be found on Lake Superior. There are hundreds of shipwrecks to explore if you enjoy diving, but the water can be cold, so make sure to bring your gear and thick wet suits!

Mackinac Island– This is also in the Great Lakes, on Lake Huron. Summer is a busy time of year for this lake. Each year, the Chicago Yacht Club hosts a challenging race, with a distance of over 300 miles, up Lake Michigan.

Newport, Rhode Island– This is a boater’s paradise. The sunsets are so beautiful. Newport has a distinguished boat show each September for power boaters and sail boaters.

Chesapeake Bay– It is almost 200 miles long and up to 30 miles wide. About half of the Bay is in Maryland and the other half is in Virginia. Rockfish fishing is popular, but any kind of boating is common.

South Florida– From Fort Lauderdale all the way through the Florida Keys to the Key West, fishing is extremely popular. The eastern coast is a common place for center console fishing boats.

Northwest Florida– Tampa Bay on the western coast of the state is great for paddle boarders, kayakers, fishermen and sailors. There’s so much to do, from dock dining, beach camping, and cruising.

Buy some of our affordable artwork to commemorate your boating and fishing adventures! https://www.fishayetrading.com/

 

Source: https://www.discoverboating.com/resources/boating-destinations

4 Reasons Why Some Art is so Expensive

By Art, Food for thought

The term “artist” describes a painter, illustrator, graphic designer, sculptor, novelist, poet, filmmaker, and even a musician. Art is such a broad term because there are so many various forms of art. Art is defined as “works produced by human creative skill and imagination.” So, if everyone has the potential for creative skill and imagination, why is some art SO expensive?

Here are a few reasons why some art is extremely costly:

  1. It’s hard to put a value on art.

The value of art is determined by the perceiver. The same piece of art can be meaningful to one person, and completely meaningless to another. However, factors like the size of the artwork, the age of the artwork, the artist, and if it has been bought before are important to take into consideration when placing a value on a piece of art.

  1. Supply and demand.

Many pieces of artwork receive an increased value after the artist has passed away because artwork by that person becomes limited. The demand for this artwork increases, which also increases the cost.

  1. Art is seen as an easy investment.

Art’s value is constantly changing. One day, it could be worth a million dollars, but a decade later, it could be worth so much more than that. Because of this, wealthy people sometimes purchase art for the purpose of gaining more wealth rather than to have the artwork.

  1. Practicing art is expensive.

The supplies needed to create good-quality art can be very costly. Creating art also takes a lot of time. It’s also difficult for artists to sell their work for a reasonable price locally. This is why artists are usually called starving artists. Because the mediums to create the artwork are expensive, and it takes hours upon hours to finally have the piece of artwork completed, the value of the art increases tremendously.

Our art is not as costly as many other pieces of art that’s out there! We have cool, affordable art that will decorate your house perfectly! Take a look at our nautical print gallery and let your creative imagination run wild! https://www.fishayetrading.com/wall-art/

 

Source: https://www.feelgoodnow247.com/7-reasons-why-some-art-is-so-expensive/

JD fishing

Saltwater Fishing Tips

By Fishing

Due to the different types of saltwater fish and number of saltwater fishing tips and techniques that can be applied, learning all the tricks when it comes to how to saltwater fish can be a challenge for both seasoned anglers and beginners.

Just remember, the types of fishing tackle and gear that is used for saltwater fishing differs considerably based on the species and the specific fishing techniques that are applied. Other saltwater fishing tips to keep in mind:

  1. Make sure to have a valid saltwater fishing license.
  2. Check a local tide chart when planning your inshore saltwater fishing trip. One of the most important inshore fishing tips is to plan your trips based on tidal movement.
  3. Choose the right spinning rod and reel combo. Start out with a 7-foot, medium weight spinning rod and reel combo that’s rated for 10 to 20-pound test line.
  4. Use live or natural baits or your favorite fishing lures. Natural baits, such as shrimp or baitfish, offer you the best opportunity for consistent action.
  5. Make sure to keep your live bait in a covered bucket or in a live well.
  6. Consider fishing from a public pier to start. Public piers are great places to gain experience with inshore saltwater fishing gear, rigging baits, and landing fish.
  7. When practicing catch and release, keep your catch out of the water only as long as you can hold your own breath.

Learning how to saltwater fish is as much about the adventure as it is about the fish. Many of the sport fish species can be big and mean, and the water can be big and bad. From shallow saltwater flats to deep ocean fishing, saltwater anglers chase everything from dainty speckled trout to massive blue marlin in some of the most intense and inspirational surroundings on earth.

We hit the water every chance we get here at Fishaye Trading Company. We love fishing and we love creating amazing artwork for you. Ready for some fish prints to add to your nautical collection? Take a look at our print gallery and let your creative imagination run wild! https://www.fishayetrading.com/wall-art/.

Source: https://www.takemefishing.org/how-to-fish/types-of-fishing/saltwater-fishing/

Boat Cleaning

Clean Boat, Clear Mind

By Seasonal

To be able to keep your boat clean you need to be able to consider everything that could come in contact with you when out on the water. Prepare for everything from algae to jumping fish and everything in-between. Fortunately, it is possible to keep your boat clean with these cleaning tips and supplies.

  • Start the clean with a hose to remove any loose dirt on both the inside and outside. A trick is to start at the highest point of whatever you are cleaning so that later the dirty water won’t wash over something that you have cleaned already.
  • Use soap specifically made for cleaning boats. Other household soaps have pH balances that can damage the boat surfaces.
  • Use a mitt or soft brush to clean small areas at a time and rinsing it immediately. Dried soap can be almost as bad as dirt on the surface of your boat. Never scrub too rough or hard, there is a chance you will scratch the surface.
  • For a final rinse, remove any nozzle-type piece from the hose and let the water run down the sides of the boat to help prevent beading and water spots.
  • When drying, use a highly-absorbent towel on all spots that you washed. Using a towel like this pays off in the long run with streak-fee finishes.
  • Buff the surface and then follow the directions for your wax and sealant.

We hope that you take these tips into consideration the next time that you plan to clean your boat and notice the difference it makes.

Here at Fishaye Trading Company, we are on the boat a lot! We like to keep ours clean so we can keep catching fish and other sea creatures, in order to create more art. Take a look at our full product line www.fishayetradingcompany.com.

Source: https://boatloverstowel.com/blogs/news/boat-cleaning-tips-boat-detailing-and-washing-101

Man fly fishing

Summer: A Fly Fishers’ Favorite Season

By Seasonal

We all fish for different reasons, whether its to get away or to have an excuse for a fun day, but we all share one primary goal; catch fish.  No matter where you are in your fly-fishing journey there is always room for improvement and learning new tactics.  You maybe a pro or a beginner but if you follow this framework, you can improve your fly-fishing skills and become a better angler.  There is no better time to start than now!

  • The Fly Fishing Equation: Location + Fly Selection + Presentation = Catch Fish. This may seem very obvious and simple, but even the best can forget the basics.  The main issue arises when the fisherman focuses on only one part of the equation instead of factoring in all variables.  For example, focusing too much on the presentation of the hook or trying to find the perfect fly can cost you a lot of time and missed fish.  Balance is the most repeated trend in fly fishing for a reason, it is the most important!
  • Location: There are dozens of variables that make up what makes for a good location for fly-fishing.  These variables are as follows: environmental factors, streamflows, river factors, and water factors.  Environmental factors focus on the desired catch of the day, water temperatures, and insect life. Streamflows focus on the historical data of the certain body of water you have chosen and how the highs and lows of water can affect your catch.  River and water factors focus on the ability to read the water and make a cast based on the information gathered.
  • Fly Selection: If you do not know the 13 major categories of insects that trout eat start studying now! The 13 are as follows: Midges, Mayflies, Caddis, Stoneflies, Scuds, Snowbugs, Hoppers, Ants, Beetles, Annelids, Damselflies, Dragonflies, and Water Boatman.
  • Presentation: This is where all of your hard work finally comes together. Your main focus of the presentation should be the right set-up, the cast, and the drift. The right set-up changes with every day and every fishing spot.  The cast is choosing the correct position to throw your line and disguise it as an insect.  The drift is factoring in the water movement to make your fly presented naturally.

The next time you set out on a fly-fishing trip, try to remember this framework and impress everyone with the amount of fish you catch!

Ready for some fish prints to spruce up your space? Take a look at our nautical print gallery and let your creative imagination run wild! https://www.fishayetrading.com/wall-art/.

Source: https://thecatchandthehatch.com/most-important-fly-fishing-article-youll-ever-read/

Grand “Summer” Opening Memorial Day Weekend

By Seasonal

Our Gallery & Retail Store location’s Grand “Summer” Opening will take place Memorial Day Weekend. Hours of operation will be weekends from 10am – 5pm. Fishaye Trading Company is here to help you find items to decorate your coastal home. We are all stocked up for a big summer. These aren’t just any items though, they are unique Gyotaku Fish Art pieces.

Some of the products that Fishaye offers include:

  • Nautical Wall Art& Collages
  • Driftwood & Melamine Trays
  • Placemats
  • Sillipint cups
  • Plates & Bowls
  • Nautical Art Accessories
  • Gift Cards
  • New Items and Much More

Everyone is ready to get out of the house from quarantine, so come on down to our store in the wharf cottage style building and find the most unique items for your coastal home. We are located at : 211 Main St. West Harwich, MA 02671.

To check out all of Fishaye Trading Company’s work or to find a current location that sells our products near you, visit our website:https://www.fishayetrading.com/.

 

Want to become a retailer of Fishaye?

By Art, Fishing

Are you interested in becoming a retailer of our unique nautical artwork and products? Look no further!

Retailer Information:

  • Minimum Order – $250
  • Your Profit – 50%
  • We typically ship your items in 2-3 days
  • Unparalleled Customer Service
  • Market Expansion

We have many interesting products to choose from, such as: placemats, sillipint cups, wall art, driftwood trays, and much, much more. You can view our full product line here: https://www.fishayetrading.com/.

What is (Gyo = fish Taku = imaging)?

Fish Rubbing originated in the Orient back in the early 1800′s. It has been used to preserve records of fisherman’s catches. As time has moved on, people have found the prints to be visually pleasing.The Art of Gyotaku is a delicate and ever-changing art form. The potential to create new and different works increase with each new design.Each fish rubbing is unique. The set up can be changed in a variety of ways. We can use a broad range of prints or inks. The printing stock can vary from the gentlest rice paper to a much firmer canvas.The basic method remains relatively simple. Apply paint or ink to the actual fish and lay your paper or canvas on top of it. Then rub over the entire fish and gently peel the paper off to have a look at your new creation.It is also a wonderful way to stay close to the ocean and appreciate the beauty and variety of marine life.Also, it is said that it brings good luck to the fisherman.

We are looking forward to showcasing our products in your store and helping to add to your profit in 2021! You can find more information on becoming a retailer and sign up here: https://www.fishayetrading.com/contact/wholesale/.