I started this blog with a similar goal in mind a few years ago when I set out to post a small painted or drawn fly each day for an entire year. It was a goal I came up with a few days before new years way back in 2009 and it has blossomed into something I could have never predicted. Mainly I started doing it as a self imposed challenge in an attempt to not only get me back into sketching on a regular basis but also to try and pick up a little added knowledge on my love of fly fishing along the way. I also wanted to see if I had the fortitude to stick with a project like this for an entire year.
|Bloody Marry Streamer by Joel DeJong|
Original tied by Davie Mcphail
When Darren asked me to contribute to this project I was thrilled. I didn't hesitate one bit and gladly took on the challenge of painting a streamer for this fantastic blog. After going through countless photos of wild and crazy streamers I ended up choosing the Bloody Marry tied by non other than the Scottish fly tying master and you tube sensation - Davie Mcphail. If you have some time and want to see a master at work, click over and see Davie's YouTube page and be one of the over 6 million viewers of his crazy skills. (that right- 6 million +!!!!!)
If you would like to own a copy of your own, check out Darren's site at Streamers365.com to order volume 1 & 2 and see just how beautiful a streamer really can be.