There are few in the world of fly fishing and tying who command a level of respect and admiration greater than Dave Whitlock. His is a lifetime that's been dedicated to our mutual passion.
On this work: "For fly fishers, one of the best dry-fly fishing experiences occurs each September on afternoons when early autumn winds blow across trout streams. These winds dislodge fat, mature grasshoppers that concentrate on the lush streamside meadow grasses and deliver them to big, wild, hopper-eating, mature trout. Probably most delighted by this scenario are prime, brown trout that are, at this time of year, clad in a vibrant pallet of pre-spawn fall colors.
I was moved to not only paint this eagerly awaited time for trout and fly fisher but to also include the entire episode of land, water, plants, flowers, aquatic and terrestrial invertebrates and the reaction of wind and current action on such a bankside drama. So be sure to look past the wild, male brown trout and into the niches and crannies to discover the many less obvious life forms co-existing at the junction of shoreline and stream."
- Dave Whitlock
Dave has hand-enhanced these limited edition prints with art pencils, inks and/or paints to enrich both the colors and the overall effect, adding value and further individualizing each signed and numbered print.