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”.
“Daily Cat 187” – $30 USDBrush and ink, graphite on 140# HP watercolor paper – 6×4 in The is a second iteration of this cat pose. A roll-over of a roll-over, sort of…
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.
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
Another take on fall at Engelke’s farm. This painting follows the movement of trees and the shadows they cast.
On the water at sunset, Raquette Lake, NY.
A view from a Hornbeck canoe, late summer at dusk.
View from the front end of a Hornbeck Canoe.