The Minnow Bugger is large as trout files go with its hook measuring about an inch. Some flies are minuscule. This pattern simulates a minnow thus is necessarily larger than the ones that represent gnats and bugs. It travels below the surface of the water making it a “wet fly”.
This trout fly is a variation of a classic Royal Coachman pattern. It’s popular and one of the better known lures among fly fisher-folks. This painting is one of my ongoing series of watercolor fishing lures. It pairs nicely on the wall with other paintings in the series or it displays very well all byContinue reading “Royal Coachman Marabou”
The Carey Special is a common trout fly with a lot of variations. It’s a wet fly which means it travels under the surface of the water rather on to of it. Look at my series of Trout Fly Paintings at the link above. They all show well individually or as a grouping.
Brush and Ink with a little watercolor on 140# HP watercolor paper – 9×12 inThis is a small fly, painted at a scale of 6 to 1. It’s made of feathers and fur on a No.10 hook.#inktober2020 https://www.dailypaintworks.com/fineart/jean-krueger/soft-hackle-wet-fly/833318
The image with the white background is the painting that’s for sale. The image shown in the negative is a digital reversal of the original included just for fun. My husband, Ted, suggested that the negative image could be drawn on a scratchboard….might try it. The lure is made of black fur, feathers and woolContinue reading “Wooly Bugger – Wet Fly”
Golden Shiners are a minnow-ish fish, living in the same places as trout and bass. They’re related to carp, I think, thus think goldfish…but different. Think Inktober. #inktober
This is a Trout Fly, designed and tied by Ted Krueger. It’s a Wet Fly which means it goes beneath the surface of the water rather than floating on top. The hook is ‘bent back’ which means the barb is on top. It’s made from feathers and wool fiber.
Greyling is a fresh water fish that lives at high altitudes (think Colorado). It’s a relative of trout but has scales whereas trout do not. It’s painted at close to full scale. They’re quite colorful.
Rock Bass are warm water fish, This one was caught and released in Lake Adirondack in upstate New York. Pastels are a really good media when depicting the vibrant nuances of shiny, scaly fish, much easier for me to control than watercolor. https://www.dailypaintworks.com/buy/auction/1079279
It’s summer and the Sun Fish dart about the warm shallows just off shore. There are several varieties.This one is a ‘Pumpkin Seed”, named so because of the distinctive red/orange ‘ear’ on its gill. https://www.dailypaintworks.com/buy/auction/1075486