I guess it’s been awhile since I’ve last mentioned Jerry Tanner and his artwork with The Modern Fly. Months ago, I asked Jerry if he’d answer a few questions for a interview on T.F.M. and then his answer back was more or less was lost in my inbox.
From the first time that I first saw his artwork, I was struck by the fun and freestyle of his interpretation of flies that I have in my own fly boxes. I enjoyed reading his story and hope that you will as well. I figured a Sunday morning was a good time to get this interview published and thank Jerry for his time with his thoughtful answers.
What was your first exposure to art and your realization that you could tap into it?
Thank you for inviting me to your interview, Cameron. Great first question! Coincidentally, my wife and I were