Atlantic Salmon Flies by Dave Whitlock
Atlantic Salmon are beautiful, high leaping anadromous fish that usually live part of their life in an ocean and part of their life in freshwater. They will move into the rivers of their birth, after spending years in salt water, to spawn and are not believed to eat much on this journey up river and so must be enticed into taking a fly. I believe the magic of these special fly designs is in letting your mind fantasize on how these creations effect the salmon. I like to visualize that my fly looks like a beautiful living form that will temp an Atlantic salmon to rise. Creating with a hook, thread, feathers and hair, an object of both beauty and function, then casting it into the lies of the ‘monarch’ of freshwater fishing could easily be considered the pinnacle of angling.
Creating this fly plate with pen and art pencil was pure delight for me.
Signed, numbered and enhanced, limited-edition Giclee print
Two sizes: 11 x 14 inches – edition of 200; 13 X 17 – edition of 150
A fly identification card is included.
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Dave hand-enhances all his limited-edition prints with art pencils, inks and/or paints to enrich the colors and overall effect, adding value and individuality to the each print.
A limited-edition is a print that is only available in a limited number. The edition size tells you how many prints are produced and each is hand-signed by the artist and numbered. A number, such as 1/200, means that this is the first print signed and that there are only 200 prints that will ever be created of this work with these particular dimensions.