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  • Thursday, March 27, 2008

    Don't Try This At Home

    EVERY DAY FOR A YEAR
    Tying Them Is Tough Enough
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    .. Just as cabin fever is becoming a permanent condition, (another 10" of snow last night,) a brief and cheerful ray of light has descended into the gloom of our perpetual winter.
    ..We've discovered, albeit just a tad later than the rest of the world, Daily Fly Drawings By Jeff Kennedy.
    .. He's set himself the task of drawing a fly each day for a year. {{Hell, we can't even do the dishes every day.}} He's already created a third of the collection and we're busy perusing the site trying to catch up.
    .. The art work is in a wide range of styles and mediums - including snow. Some of the flies are old friends and others are new acquaintances, the renditions are full of personality and charm.
    .. Jeff is the featured artist at MidCurrent. You will see his work on the index page of Marshall's site. Now then, just why would you want to do this????
    Money Quote: Jeff's Own Words
    I initiated the creation of this blog as a challenge. The challenge is to draw a fly a day for an entire year. Part of the challenge is the discipline to accomplish this every day and the other is to expand my creativity and to help find my artistic voice. The sky is the limit on how the flies will be created. You may have wondered, "why is he drawing flies?" My other hobby is fly fishing and fly tying. I also welcome the challenge of drawing the natural materials that are used in the flies. So hang on and enjoy the ride for the next 365 days!
    .. Click on over to Drawing Flies and examine the work. You can follow along by email too. Just fill out the box at the top of his sidebar.

    images courtesy Jeff Kennedy
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    .. The snow is falling, and the stomach is growling, and there's dishes that need washing, and the day is too far gone for our liking, and there's work to be done, and there's bills to pay, and there's important tasks to accomplish - we are going fishing - snow be damned!
    .. We did a terribly foolish thing and visited the fishing report at Madison River Outfitters. They sneaked down to the Hebgen Tailwater. They went fishing in the snow. They caught fish, and they were good fish! Then, fools that they are, they told the world about it. It convinced us. By the way, don't pay any attention to their suggestion that a two fly rig will work. Stick with a large bass bug and fish right at the discharge pool. The fish downstream are so dumb that they are taking anything thrown at them, and we wouldn't want them to be too fully exercised or exhausted.