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Conch Me In – Blackfly Cafe and Taproom

For those of you familiar with the Blackfly brand, it may come as no surprise that their newest project, The , is a wild success. An extension of the man behind it all, , the taproom is focused on Caribbean-style cuisine based on quality and authenticity. Cochran, best known for his artwork of all things tropical and his passion for fly fishing, calls the Cafe and Taproom an attempt to share his experiences in the world of angling and in the Bahamian lifestyle. Running a restaurant is nothing new for the brand; the Blackfly Restaurant in St. Augustine quickly became …

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A BRUSH WITH ANGLING: The Aquatic Art of Vaughn Cochran

The moon may guide the tides, but the ocean has a powerful pull all of it’s own. As an artist and angler, surrendered himself to the sea long ago, finding inspiration above and below the waves. “I would say the sea embraced me,” Cochran says. “Living on or near the ocean has been an inescapable fact for me. I grew up in [it], so it has always been a part of who I am.” Regarded as one of the most innovative artists in the world of fishing art, Vaughn’s collection of pencil drawings, watercolors, mixed media, acrylic and oil paintings …

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