Realistic Fishing Flies - Mistaken for The Real Thing!
Several photos of my insect replicas were published in the Atlas of Creation, without my knowledge, and presented as purportedly real living creatures, to be compared with fossilized specimens, to disprove the theory of evolution.
I'm sure the publisher was perplexed upon realizing some of the bugs in the lavish hard bound book are instead realistic fishing lures.
The author was contacted with respect to unauthorized publishing of my copyrighted photos, without reply, although the internet version of the book was subsequently altered, with my fishing lures removed.
My realistic adult October caddis fishing lure, published as a living specimen
I wonder what appendage the person erasing the background thought the hook was...
Realistic adult Mayfly, with fishing hook intact
My Realistic Mayfly
My Spider has a two page spread in the book
The funny thing is, when I sat down to enjoy a couple of hours at my art desk, I decided to create my own bug, for the first time, as opposed to simply replicating an existing species. Something menacing in appearance, abdomen in the shape of a wasp, eight long hairy probing legs, grasping mouth pincers, beady red eyes, etc. I never could have imagined this fishing lure would be compared to a current or historic specimen.
There is a tiny midge in the spiders grasp
At least four of my bugs are in the book!
A photo a friend sent to me
Close up of the midge in the spiders grasp
This red spider has also been seen in Hardy Greys advertisements in European fly fishing magazines
Today's Flyfisher, a European magazine
I love my Hardy Angel fly reel, a gift from House of Hardy, for using my spider in their advertising
This red spider currently resides above my art desk, keeping its beady red eyes on me
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