He had some broken stuff or nonworking stuff he couldn't part with for sentimental reasons, like his father's fishing hat and a tag from his first trip to Roaring River. Then one day at Bass Pro, I saw this art thing with a taxidermy fish that gave me an idea on what to do with his broken stuff.
I collected his broken rod, too small fishing vest, old hat, pictures of him fly fishing in Montana and a fly box that no longer properly closed.
Then I looked for old looking picture frames (thrift store), a big rustic frame (75% off at Hobby Lobby) and a fish. Never came across a taxidermy fish, but I found in a garage sale free box a key hanger "Gone Fishing" sign. I scrounged up some cardboard and scrap fabric and off I went.
Then I arranged the items on the backing overlapping onto the frame. (I sewed the fishing vest together so that all four layers were attached to each other). Then I used a whole lot of hot glue to put it all together.