Very few things embody what we here at the Fiddle and Creel espouse more than the Transatlantic Sessions, featuring Aly Bain, Russ Barrenberg, and everybody’s favorite grammy award winning houd dog player, Jerry Douglas. So here is a nice fiddle tune, St. Anne’s Reel for your Thursday afternoon, as filmed by the BBC. They used to play this on BBC America fairly frequently, but now there are so many old Top Gear episodes to abuse that this fine music doesn’t get much air time. Tis a shame.
I discovered yet another link in the connection between bluegrass and angling. Ok so I know it isn’t exactly fly fishing, but it is angling right? And no it’s not the banjo minnow. Its the lure of Cripple Creek.
The company apparently makes makes spoon lures shaped like the family of bluegrass instruments. The funny thing is, that since fish are supposedly attracted to the shine and movement of the metal spoon type lure more than it’s outline, it probably doesn’t matter what the shape or silhouette of the lure is. So these will probably work pretty well if you are into that sort of thing. They certainly are designed to catch the fisherman more than the fish, but then again most all flies and lures are that way in some sense. Keep on picking and casting.