Taking the suggestion brought up by Mark - author and sportsman of some of the best brook trout fishing on the net - Small Stream Reflections - I decided to pick out some Ray's flies for this piece.
Searching the net and with a little help from Mark I keyed up on HatchesMag and Don Bastian masterfully tied flies.
Painted on Acrid Free Bristol paper with bright watercolors and inked out with an archival pen, I wanted to give this collection a more artistic feel instead of trying to duplicate in every detail the image of the original fly. I wanted to focus on the piece as a whole so I will save you the time reading through each fly. Rest assured though, I do have a master list of every fly I used as a model for this piece. Maybe the discerning Ray Bergman fan can name a few?
"The Bergman Collection"
Ink and Watercolor on Bristol
9in X 11in