SEE LIKE A FISH“A fish’s ability to see and respond to UV light is more ubiquitous than believed. Fish can see certain UV frequencies and respond behaviorally toward prey species that reflect those frequencies. We suggest that anglers consider the UV reflectivity when emulating target fish’s prey.”
Dr. Robert J. Sousa, PhD Fisheries Sciences
The mixed media artwork in this series consists of an underwater painted scene and a photograph of the world above the surface above. A fly based on the UV characteristics of the hook and tying materials is inserted to attract the target fish. The underwater scene is an interpretation of what the world might be like thru the eyes of a fish.
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Spotted Sea Trout
Mixed media photo collage with hand tied flies. Available 30” x 40” vertical or horizontalThe Spotted Sea Trout tends to live on lush grass flats. The Clouser Deep Minnow fly is a masterly imitation of these bait fish and is widely used for many species of both fresh and saltwater game fish.
Mixed media photo collage with hand tied flies. Available 16” x 20” format and 30″ x 40″ format
The Bonefish is a denizen of the shallow salt water flats of the tropical world. It is elusive and difficult to see from the surface. The Gotcha fly is known worldwide for its ability to produce results with these fast and powerful fish.For a great bonefish trip, check out the Lodge at http://www.BigCharlieAndros.com
Mixed media photo collage with hand tied flies. Available in 30” x 40” vertical formatThe Barracuda is a well-known predator that inhabits offshore coral reefs. The Streamer fly mimics the shape and size of a ballyhoo or needle fish and will elicit a response strike from the barracuda.
Mixed media photo collage with hand tied flies. 30” x 40” horizontal or vertical formatSnook move seasonally from warm interior waters in winter to open beaches, flats and often mangroves in warmer weather. The fly offered here is a Schminnow, designed for use on the beach but also effective in other habitats.
Mixed media photo collage with hand tied flies. Available 30” x 40” horizontal and 30” x 30” square formatThe Largemouth Bass is one of the most prevalent species of fresh water fish in the US, making its habitat in the lily pads and weed beds. The popper is an effective topwater lure designed to simulate a distressed creature struggling on the surface.
Foggy Morning Chiefland Redfish
Mixed media photo collage with hand tied flies. Available 30” x 40” format.The Suwannee River flows past the town of Chiefland and empties into the Gulf of Mexico. The Redfish here hang out around the oyster beds and love a good shrimp presentation.
Mixed media photo collage with hand tied flies. Available in 30” x 40” vertical formatThe Jack Crevalle is a popular salt water game fish. It is often found in schools that gang up on baitfish and create a commotion on the surface that will attract birds and fishermen. Lefty’s Deceiver fly is one of many that will attract this aggressive fish.
Mixed media photo collage with hand tied flies. Available 30” x 40” format.The redfish population in and around Charleston, SC. tends to hang out around salt grass marshes and oyster bars. They respond to offerings like this Crafty Shrimp, one of their staple meals.
Mixed media photo collage with hand tied flies. Available 30” x 40” formatOne of the most sought after game fish in the world is the trout. It inhabits lakes, streams and rivers, preferring to ambush its prey from below. This fly, called The Professor is a sinking fly designed to illicit a reactive strike from the trout.
Mixed media photo collage with hand tied flies. Available 30” x 40” formatA representation of a trout in the rapids will seek out floating insects and bugs, picking them off the surface with deadly accuracy. The Royal Wulff is a popular dry fly pattern. The most popular fish in the US is the Bluegill. Also known as a Sunfish or Bream, it is a favorite of kids with worms and adults with ultra-light tackle. The McGinty fly is one of many insect impersonations that will get a bluegill’s attention.