Came upon this wonderful body of work by Alex Konahin at Twisted Sifter. Take a look at the intricacy of the illustrations in ink at Twisted Sifter.
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Beneath the surface your fly patterns hopefully imitate reality or by virtue of colors entice, incite and provoke the take….the moment. Here is an exceptional article about the colors, vision, the spectrum in that world below the surface at Mid Current: Shining A Light on UV Materials
Latex: It has come, gone, loiters but never seem to get the usage that it appears to warrant. I mean Latex for fly bodies…nice segmented abdomens. Give it a try over underbodies of smooth wrapped materials built up to the shape of a plump abdomen over wraps of weighted wire or try some of the formed metal bodies.
With both of these Caddis Pupa flies, I wrapped segmented abdomens using colored latex to match the pupa colors I was attempting to replicate. The thorax regions were dubbed with deer hair spun to attempt to gain that legs, antenna, emerging wing look. The flies are dredged along the bottom and swung upward at the end.
Excellent Info re Chironomids~Midges by Philip Rowley@Fly Craft Angling
Midges (Buzzers, Chironomids, Chironomidae, Diptera, Gnats, Bombers, Bloodworms) are a staple for trout. Midges can comprise a significant portion of a trout’s diet in some lakes or rivers. Sizes vary, but tend toward the small offerings in larva, pupa, emerger, adult patterns. Type in Chironomid into Google Images and you will get the overview of this simple food form. Watch for swooping/feeding birds above the water’s surface as an indicator of a hatch.
So many ways to look at that. I recall a T-shirt in Mejico with the wording: ‘Just another sunset in paradise”. Same thing could be said for sunrises. They aren’t usually as eye catching in my area (in others with a vista they probably are).
This morning, the blinds were drawn. I was up letting the dogs out the back door, when I noticed the front of the house was lit up through the blinds with a bright glow. I peeked out the blinds and saw a most brilliant sunrise in progress.
I dallied putting my camera together and ventured out into 15 degrees. By now (one minute) the sky had changed to slightly less dramatic. Nonetheless, I took some shots out across the neighbor’s house. The sky transformed before my eyes as the sun rose and the wind blew the clouds. Finally, I felt the cold penetrate.
Just another sunrise on earth. Alive, somewhat healthy and blessed to enjoy it.