There are numerous Fly Fishing related blogs that I enjoy visiting. Many of them have inspiring photos of trout and flies, and fishing destinations. These images can be a nice escape from the suburbs, a brief journey to another locale, a small trip to Montana, Utah, Wales, Wisconsin or elsewhere. So I thought it would be fun to use some of these photos as a jumping-off point for some sketches.
The first in this series, was inspired by a nice photo of some Soft-Hackle Brassies from the Winona Fly Factory blog. As a fly-tyer there is something so satisfying about looking at a neat row of newly tied flies, so full of hope and promise. Just what you need in the dead of winter.
Note: Sketch done with Sketchbook Mobile on an iPod touch, with some post-processing in Photoscape