‘Traditional Dry Flies’ by Dave Whitlock
Since its conception in the 1800’s, the dry fly has been an important mainstay in most every trout fisher’s fly box. Perhaps beautiful, aquatic mayfly adults – floating like delicate sailboats on the smooth surface of English chalk stream – first inspired man to fly fish for trout. The design, effectiveness, grace, beauty and charm of these flies have captured the devotion of fly fishing writers, poets, artists and fly tyers across the centuries. I was so moved when I first witnessed a Danica emergence on the Itchen in Hampshire, England. The experience of seeing a trout rise to the surface and capture a mayfly – and then rise again to an imitation of the mayfly you’ve just presented is a moving experience that is seldom forgotten and addictive to the degree that some trout fly fishers never fish any other way again.
A fly identification card is included.
Signed, numbered and enhanced, limited-edition Giclee prints
Two sizes: 11 x 14 inches – edition of 200; 13 X 17 inches – edition of 150
**Dave will sign your art to you personally, if you’d like. Just let us know in the “Order Notes” box at check-out.
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.