Don Ray Gear is focused on detail and quality. Taken from the real life imagery of Don Ray’s artwork each product displays what you encounter on and in the water. From our private label shirt line to our patented rope handled marine bucket with an integrated bottom grip, we strive to provide anglers and water enthusiasts with the highest quality, tournament-tested gear available.
Don Ray Gear Fishing Team is a professional fishing team based out of Clearwater FL. We currently fish on the 2015 SKA Kingfish Pro Tour. You can support the team by liking our Facebook Page.
DON RAY (b. 1958, Akron, OH) grew up in Springfield, Ohio where his interest in art extends as far back as he can remember. Don learned about fresh water subjects as a boy fishing and netting local streams and lakes. Like so many others, Don is a self-taught artist, who studied the work of masters from "The Golden Age of Illustration" such as N.C. Wyeth, Fredrick Remington. But Don also learned from contemporaries like George Schelling and, in particular, Stanley Meltzoff, who personally shared his knowledge and time with Don as a mentor. Today, Don lives with his family near Vero Beach, where he strives to achieve a balance between artistic expression and interpretations of life and light above and under water. His research methods include collecting wild specimens and diving with them in natural habitat including a three-quarter acre research pond on his own property.
Out of these experiences comes the art you see today. Don’s realistic interpretation of the underwater world has been carefully selected and transferred from his canvas, to his high-quality line of apparel and gear. Don Ray Gear lets you become part of the art.