The Best of Jim Bashline
Outdoors and In
L. James (Jim) Bashline, was born in Tioga, PA on November 18, 1931. He was educated at Pennsylvania State University and Albright Art School, after which he entered the field of journalism. He became a prolific and widely acclaimed outdoor writer and photographer, contributing regular columns as well as free-lance pieces to a variety of publications, including Field and Stream, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and Pennsylvania Game News. He also authored several books that provided practical and professional advice for outdoor activities. These books include The Allegheny Angler (1963), Night Fishing for Trout (1972), America’s Great Outdoors (co-editor, 1976), Atlantic Salmon Fishing (1985), The Trout and Salmon Fisherman’s Bible (1991), and The Fly Fisherman’s Bible (1993).
In the book, The Eastern Trail written in 1972, Jim looked to Ned Smith for artwork to showcase. For the first time to the public, view the original drawings used for the book and other assorted Ned Smith artwork from Jim Bashline’s personal collection.
Peek into the life of this prolific personality in this new exhibit,The Best of Jim Bashline Outdoors and In. The exhibit is available to view in The Olewine Gallery with an auction and reception to follow at the close of the exhibit on January 11th.