Ronn Lucas Sr. – Billie Holiday
It’s been a while since I mentioned Ronn Lucas on the blog, and well it’s overdue. If you are not familiar with Ronn’s work, he has an incredible collection of flies he has designed using his own handmade hooks, elegant glass beads and selections of rare and hard to find feathers. I’ve long admired Ronn’s flies and his unique style of freestyle tying. It’s not difficult to pick his out of a lineup.
The Billy Holiday pictured below is from his series of Jazz and Blues musicians. Others in the collection include B.B. King, Buddy Guy (Several), Freddie King, Muddy Waters and Memphis Minnie. You can view this collection by visiting Ronn’s site and clicking the Flies By Ronn Lucas Sr. link in the left hand menu.
Looks for one of Ronn’s flies to grace the coveted centerfold in the latest issue of Fly Fusion Magazine.