proportion perfect

a delightful blast from the not-so-far past from Jeff Kennedy and the much missed Drawing Flies 52 project.
i’m not the nostalgic type but Jeff’s and Jason Borger‘s fly and fish art collaboration where very special. their art is still out there, easily viewable for anyone willing to do a little research. i guess its the “what’ll they come with next week ?” i miss most.

proportionally perfect - Jeff Kennedy

a Wind Knot in the making

by Takashi Kuwahara

always fun, inspiring yet somewhat whimsical at least at first viewing, Takashi’s drawings are also often food for thought.

outside of being a delightful drawing, today’s image shows us a caster that has multiple problems, the least being that he’ll most likely end up with knot(s) in his leader and a messy presentation because there’s slack from the line hand all the way to the fly but more importantly because this is a serious safety issue, his casting plane is still on his right shoulder even though there’s a hard wind blowing onto it. this is one of the best ways to wear a hook.
hopefully it’s a barbless hook and this guy will work on the Five Essentials of Fly Casting in the near future…

wind-knot in the making - Kuwahara

“Brown Trout”

by Dan Sharley via MidCurrent

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wet spectrum

by Daniel Lopez

i’ve been getting reports from here and there around the world from friends who are either going through the winter blues or their area is hidden by clouds. here’s a little sunshine for ya !

bluegill Daniel Lopezbe sure to click the image to access Daniel’s site for a lot more sunshiny eye candy. enjoy !

“It’s not like we really need any more blue these days… “

not a cloud, not a wind and it’s been 35° in the shade for the last two weeks but what the heck, this one’s beautiful.

Jeff Kennedy 13-7-13bluegill portrait by Jeff Kennedy

if you’re in the mood for more fishy art click the pic.

drying off

by Takashi Kuwahara

false casting drawingreminds me of something my fishing mentor repeated several hundred times when i was a kid:
“You may think you’re fishin’ but that fly aint fishin’ if it aint in the water”

which also leads to this tip: if you need to dry off a fly by false casting, do this away from the fish to keep the flying line, its reflections and shadows away from their view. off the shoulder, side casting, whatever it takes, there’s almost always space somewhere around you to do this. when you feel the job is done switch back to the original casting plane and present. bingo !