Dagumit, Naw Ralph, I ain't forgot ya'. I said I would get back with you and here I are.......
No, No, not Ralph Emery, Country Music's legendary D.J.
This here is a Fly Fishin' (er, Fly Tyin' blog). I am talking about my legendary BlogBuddy,
Ralph Long, from over at Ralph's Fly Box.
Now, during the Christmas Holidays, Ralph had a contest over on his blog. Well, I sure love a contest and ever 13th year or so, I win a contest. 2016 must have been lucky (13th year) for me, I won!!
Seriously, Ralph not only writes a great blog, but is a very talented fly tyer who has many videos available on his fly patterns he uses. In addition, Ralph is an Author of some great looking fly fishing and fly tying books, and if that is not enough, does a swell job as a fly fishing related Artist.
Ok, what did I win......... Ralph promptly put it out to me in the mail and I awaited anxiously. It came and I just wanted to thank Ralph for his amazing talent and generosity. Ralph had captured a Northern Pike with a big bug in his mouth and put pencil to paper. The picture here came matted and I took a few days to get out and get it framed. Thus, I wanted to show my readers Ralph's work in framed format setting a top my new fly tying desk.
The second picture I tried to get a bit more of the desk and picture in also.
I hope these pictures do Ralph and his talent justice............................................
A long with the Northern Pike Artwork, Ralph, surprised me with a copy of his most recent book.
Tomorrow's Fish by R.E. Long
I haven't had much time to spend thumbing through the book of Ralph's fly fishing experience, and, great selection of fly patterns. However, I have been impressed with my first scan. I will be more than happy to do a book review of Tomorrow's Fish a little later on.
I thought I would share one of Ralph's Fly Tying Video's to wrap up this post as my way of saying thanks for everything, Ralph!!!!!!