This winter seemed like a good time to get reacquainted with a skill that's lied dormant in some corner of my brain for nearly a decade. With all the pretense of my mid-twenties gone, I was able to find instant subject matter for my first engraving.
The tamo, or Japanese landing net that has become well known within Tenkara iconography. The block is a 2"x2" piece of lemonwood. The muscle-memory was somehow still there, and I was pretty happy with this being a first (re)attempt. Now I just have to ink it up and print a few. I bought a whole package of blocks from Chris Daunt in England a few years back with the intention of engraving again. I plan to make use of the rest of the package.
I also decided to make a tamo, thus the inspiration for the engraving. Currently it is still a raw, untrimmed piece of pine drying on the wall, but I see the potential.
Tuesday was my 39th birthday, and while a little gloomy and rainy, I was able to sneak over to my home water in between chores and errands to catch a wild trout. Catching a wild trout on one's birthday has to be some kind of form of luck, right?
He went for this fly, which I got from Small Stream Reflections. A beautiful, simple fly. Thanks for stopping by.