Hook: Ronn Lucas Noble C #2 xxl
Thread: Red 8/0
Tip: Red thread
Tag: Gold oval tinsel
Tail: Aaron Ostoj Quetzal substitute and red weaver
Body: Tied in 5 sections rear to front; gold oval tinsel, black floss, gold oval tinsel, insect green floss, Aaron Ostoj Quetzal substitute
Rib: Gold oval tinsel over the black floss and silver flat tinsel over the insect green floss
Throat: Married sections of orange, black and white turkey quill
Upper Wing Assembly: 26 ga acid etched nickel sheet
Shoulder: Orange badger hackle
Topping: Golden pheasant crest
Notes: Val insists he didn’t take any illicit drugs when he concocted this masterpiece. The Acid Drop Brookie is an artful tribute to the storied brook trout. Val uses an acid etched nickel silver sheet to create the magnificent pair of wings for the fly. The wings are tied in at the head of the fly as per tradition, but a riser riveted to the wing was required to keep it steady. The etching on the nickel mimics the pattern found on the brook trout. The throat pays homage to the classic Trout Fin patterns with a married slip of orange, black and white. All of this is placed on one of Ronn Lucas’ handmade hooks, a work of art in and of itself. Be sure to have a close look to admire the craftsmanship put into this truly amazing streamer.
So, sadly, this last streamer brings us to the end of the Streamers 365 project. It has been an amazing year of streamers. Thank you all for taking part and we will see more in the new year. Cheers to 2013!
Val Kropiwnicki – I have been making art, mostly functional steel, for over 25 years now but it has been in the last 3 years that I finally figured out how to combined my 2 passions – fly fishing and metal sculpture. With my artistic tying I try to create forms that hark to the history of the craft yet strive toward it’s future.
[visit Val’s streamer page on Streamers 365]