Amy McMahon Illustrations was featured in the Fall 2013 issue of The Drake Magazine.  A big thanks to Geoff Mueller for the interview! 



Excerpt from "Fine Points" - Geoff Mueller

"For the beginner it's all about matching the fly.  For the hardcore it's all about delivering that fly precisely and effectively.  For the Zen-master, it's all about being the fly.  And for 24-year old Fort Collins, Colorado-based artist Amy McMahon, it's all about drawing that fly in police-sketch exactitudes, often calling on previous fishing experiences for inspiration...Since her day job involves examining thousands of bugs under a microscope, she sees insects in the kind of detail most people never experience.  McMahon then brings those finer points to light through her black-and-white ink illustrations."


Artist Spotlight from Alaska Guide List Blog  - January 2014


Excerpt from "The Fusion of Insects and Art by Amy McMahon" - J.J. Pilgreen

"If you are into Fly Fishing, you are probably into bugs. Some level of knowledge in entomology, will obviously increase your success at convincing that wary trout, you have what it wants.

Amy’s illustrations reflect the finest detail of these aquatic trout snacks overlooked by the average fly fisherman’s eye. Her meticulous work showcases not only artistic talent, but a truckload of patience."

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Artist Spotlight from The Black Gnats  - March 2014

Excerpt from "The Art of Fly Fishing: Amy McMahon" - Garrick Dorsett

"Amy McMahon is a biologist/entomologist whose need for accurate illustrations of insects has turned into an amazing relationship between pen and paper.  Much like fly fishing, Amy's illustrations eloquently combine the disciplines of science and art.  These detailed studies are extremely elegant renditions of the subjects. Her need for accuracy is crucial, and there's a beauty in her ability to recreate each minute tone, line and detail made by mother nature."

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Spotlight in Stu's Fly Shop Newsletter - May 2014

"I spotted the talents of this artist online a few months back.

It was totally different than trout art I have seen before and looked cool and interesting.

Amy is an aquatic biologist so she does know a thing or two about what she is drawing.

It wasn't long before I ordered a few prints which arrived very neatly packaged."