Saturday, October 22 2016 @ 01:14 PM EDT
Contributed by: Bill Thompson
Time to Tie Some Flies
by Bill Thompson
It is that time of year when fly anglers start gearing up for fly tying. Long winter nights are perfect for tying next season’s crop of flies. Several years ago, Dick Stewart, who was the owner of the North Country Angler at the time, commissioned at painting by Larry Largay, called “The Fly Tyer”. The painting depicted an older gentleman setting at an old fashioned roll top desk tying flies. He is holding up a newly minted fly and admiring his handiwork, a Golden Retriever sets by his side and seems to be admiring the fly as well. There is a lot of detail in the work including a copy of “The Universal Fly Tying Guide” leaned up by the side of the desk. There is probably no coincidence here as the “Universal Fly Tyer Guide” was written by Dick. We can tell that it as winter as a window in the background shows snow on the ground. The painting was made into a print and I have a copy hanging in my own fly tying room.