Rubbing a fish...

#1
Yes, it's called Gyotaku - got learn how to do that today with 3 of my kids. Got a rock fish, put some paint on it, put paper over it and rubbed it. Not that simple but that's the gist. Fun...can't wait to do a flounder, bull head, steel, etc. fun stuff! A little messy but worth the fun

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flyfool

Active Member
#5
I've done that before. Fish with large scales work well, carp, tilapia etc. Like Alexander says it's not a simple as it sounds, but the results can be really cool if you get it right.
Yes, it's called Gyotaku - got learn how to do that today with 3 of my kids. Got a rock fish, put some paint on it, put paper over it and rubbed it. Not that simple but that's the gist. Fun...can't wait to do a flounder, bull head, steel, etc. fun stuff! A little messy but worth the fun

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I was rubbing my fish in the garage one day, but the garage door was open and suddenly the police showed up. That was really embarassing. I had a hard time explaining the paint. They were worried that I was abusing an endangered species and I said hell yes, how long do you think I can last?

They finally left, but I think they have their eye on me.

I keep the garage door closed now.

But that doesn`t mean I've given up my artwork.
 

Pat Lat

Mad Flyentist
#11
This fish was bought at Pike Place Market by someone else, for me to play with. ;)
I figured as much, I just immediately envisioned lingcod bycatch getting rolled in paint LOL.
I didn't know they sell rockfish at the market, might have to swing by there soon
 

Cuttbow82

Active Member
#13
I assume you ate is after the Gyotaku! :p
We used to eat them every so often when I was a kid (and you were allowed to harvest them). Very tasty, indeed (although I fully support conservation of these critters).