Saturday, March 21, 2015

A fly and an artist's conception, a tribute

I tied this fly many years ago, and it has gone though some revisions, but the concept stayed the same. This is the Orange Racer, an original pattern for steelhead and salmon that I fish from time to time. I love the curves in this fly, like a sleek fish or... I don't know. It just speaks of speed like the Rush song 'Red Barchetta'. It was featured on a tying episode of Outdoor Wisconsin in 2003. Here is the recent tribute by the artist Jeff Kennedy.
Here is the fly and its artistic interpretation by Jeff.
I am humbled and very honored to have this artist paint one of my flies! Enjoy!
Jeff's artwork adorns T-shirts, wine bottles, magazines, etc. He is one very talented artist of fly-fishing and more!