Originated by Carrie Stevens, tied by Don Bastian and Sharon Wright- photo by David Klausmeyer
Last summer I tied a set of collaborative frames with Don Bastian, 80 Carrie Stevens patterns in 4 Riker mounts, to be presented at shows over the course of the season. The work is overwhelmingly beautiful and was well received at all of the shows. It’s the kind of piece you work on, and work on, and then stand back and say….WOW!
I feel privileged to work with such an outstanding tier AND to present patterns originated by another Maine woman. I’d like to acknowledge Don’s contribution to this project not only as a tier but his knowledge of fly history and his thorough pattern research.
This is a pic that was taken by David Klausmeyer at the Somerset Fly Fishing Show in Somerset, NJ. It gives you a pretty good idea of the volume and variation in this work. The set IS for sale after April 1st and can be reframed into hardwood if requested. The Rikers afforded an ease of mobility and transport, and frankly, just didn’t take up as much display space.
Thanks everybody for your patience and support as I get this thing up and running. I’ll be posting a few pics soon from the Somerset Fly Fishing Show, and hopefully a few streamer pics after that.