It’s Almost Like Fishin’ • April 25, 2015


 Forgotten Fly – ink and surface alteration on paper, 8″ x 11″



Good Saturday morning to all –


Here’s something a little different!


I took a break from working on my Paterson pictures this morning to finish a little illustration for an upcoming column I’ve just written for Fly Tyer Magazine ( This is a portrait of a forgotten fishing fly, which in my youth was called O’Connor’s Rio Grande King. The man it was named after (also forgotten) was one of my first heroes, and I thought it was time to remind fly fishing friends of some things he knew that we ought to.


I’ll give you a heads up as soon as I know when this column will appear. In the meantime, I hope you’re getting set for whatever spring activity spring is finally allowing you to get back to!


Your Buddy Bill


PS: to expand this image and see more detail, click READ FULL ARTICLE, immediately below.