Drawing Flies 52_38 Joliette Hopper
Original status: Available, email me for information. Prints are available.
Swing by Jason's blog to check out his rendition of the Rusty Spinner!
Tech Info- Watercolor and gouache 140 lbs watercolor paper.
This is one of my favorite hopper patterns for late Summer trout in the Wisconsin Driftless area. Many a fish have fallen prey to this great pattern. I used a very tattered and beat up fly from my box as reference. If I painted it the way it looks now, it would almost be unrecognizable as a hopper. I just returned from a week long watercolor color workshop up in Northern Wisconsin. This was the first painting I did after returning. Nothing seemed to work the way I had envisioned. The brush felt sluggish, color mixing was off, but I struggled through and did the best I could today.