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  1. Greetings friends, I am pleased to present to you the Photographing System of the flies - Flies Photo Gadget, which makes it easy to make beautiful pictures of flies. First of all, the system was created for beginners taking photographs. Who can’t take a good picture of the fly, but professionals will be able to appreciate the convenience of this system. Description The Photo Gadget consists of a ring with LED strip, a clamp for attaching to the table and a clip for the front sight. The LED ribbon ring is positioned so that the light in a circle illuminates the front sight and does not illuminate the background, as, in most ring flashes, etc. The light of the ribbon, on the contrary, is slightly cut off from the background, due to which it is possible to achieve a dark blurred background. The tape works from the usual USB connector, you can connect the tape to your power bank or to the charging from the phone, as well as to a laptop or computer. With such lighting, it is quite simple to achieve a light fly with a black background. The background can be any dark object from a laptop monitor to a simple sheet of black paper. Or it may not be at all if the distance is more than a meter. This is the main feature of this system, that the light illuminates precisely on the flies, and does not illuminate the background. For convenience, I developed a simple and convenient background holder, for a4 a standard sheet size. The background is going separately and you can set it at a different distance from the light. Camera settings and sample flies pictures According to the camera settings. I take pictures on the M mode with manual aperture and shutter speed. Basic settings that I use: - ISO sensitivity is minimal (I have 100) - Focusing on the center (better to fix) - I set the aperture averages F4.5 or F4 (I have a minimum of 3.5 maximum 6.8) - Exposure is the most important thing! We change it depending on the exposure. We need to select an exposure in such a way that the exposure would be from 0 to -1, let the fly be better a little darker, then this can be corrected in the editor. To understand what the exposure is now, press the shutter button halfway down, and after focusing, the exposure scale appears on the screen, and already seeing this scale, change the shutter speed)) - It is better to photograph with a tripod and setting a delay of 2-3 seconds, so as not to press the trigger with your hands. Then your photos will be as clear as possible. Examples of flies with a dark background (camera Panasonic DMC TZ20 with macro mode) Examples of flies with a blue background and different distances from the light (Nikon d5200 camera + macro lenses) Different Variants of Using Flies Photo Gadget Depending on the configuration, different fastenings are provided in the system, in addition to the standard fly clamp. A very interesting option can be obtained by photographing flies on the glass of your smartphone using the table and the background holder with a black sheet. The black screen of the smartphone merges with a black background + reflection of the front sight from the glass of the smartphone. Sample photos on the glass of the smartphone Another way to use this system is photos on a modern smartphone. If your smartphone can not focus close to the fly, then you can use the nozzle macro lens. Sample photos on a smartphone with a macro lens If you have a more new smartphone, the photos are great without macro lenses. Sample photos on the Samsung Galaxy S8 In conclusion, I will say that the system is very compact, occupies a minimum of space on the table. using you can easily get beautiful pictures of your flies! Autor Yamaliev Ramil - YR3D fly fishing reels and fishing gadget Worldwide shipping My store - http://yr3d.shop Facebook page - Flies Photography system - Home | Facebook Instagram - Flies Photography System (@fliesphoto) • Instagram photos and videos P.S. Sorry my english
  2. Here is one new from my vice, I think the trout going to like it.
  3. Hey guys. I'm looking for some suggestions on patterns to tie using my two youngest kids' hair as mementos for the grandparents. When my oldest daughter got her first haircut, I tied 3 Clouser minnows (1 for myself and both grandfathers). I also tied 2 Clousers from my nephew's hair for my brother and our dad. Now that I have two more kids (another girl and boy) I want to do some different patterns because I want to be able to tell them apart, since they all have the same hair color. Both the girl and boy have fairly straight hair with curly ringlets at the ends that the wife wants me to keep in the flies. She wants me to do a popper for one of them. Got the foam head poppers to do so. Was thinking colorful hackles for the tails along with some locks adding to the tail. And some flashy chenille adding to the body. But I'm stumped on a third pattern. Have any of you guys done anything such as this as keepsakes? If so, would you be willing to post pics so I can get some ideas to choose from? Thanks in advance. Kyle, Mississippi
  4. Ive fished this little tail water a couple of times and done well. Copper Johns and Zebra midges have produced many catches. Since Im from Texas I have to relearn the subtleties of trout fishing from that of bream and redfish on the Gulf coast. Any fly options during the winter or tips yall may offer would be appreciated.
  5. Here is on little double hook spey fly from my vice Body: red silk and black seal fur Rib and tag: silver tinsel Hackle: died phesant black and teal
  6. Hey guys, so I wanted to get everyones idea's on this video. I was thinking of doing this for more species... Obviously some of you will have different idea's on which flies I should have chosen. Maybe next time I should do some "honorable mentions"? Just to say what other flies are good as well in those categories? I thought with the trout flies I should choose one dry fly, one nymph/sub surface, and one streamer. Let me know what you guys think about the video... The best fly patterns are the ones that are the most versatile. Ones that can mimic many types of forage. Trout flies are no different. You can be out on the water and all of a sudden, out of no where, you notice that the trout start rising to the surface, or stop coming up for mayflies and go deep. Conditions change, and you don't want to be caught off guard. Its important to have flies in your box that can cater to a wide variety of conditions and techniques for when those unexpected changes happen. I have picked 3 flies that I feel will allow you to fish pretty much any situation presented to you. If you have all 3 of these flies, they will cater to anything the trout throw at you. My dry fly pick is the adams, a wonderful and amazing dry fly pattern that really can cater to any dry fly fishing situation. Ive used smaller ones for midge imitations, and larger ones for mayfly. You won't easily find a rising trout that won't eat an adams. My nymphing pick is the zebra midge. Midges are probably the most important and common food source for trout. They are in almost all rivers throughout the world, and trout never stop feeding on them. Even when all else shuts down, trout will still occasionally sip up a midge when it drifts past their nose. They cannot resist it. This is why the zebra midge is probably the most important and versatile nothing (sub surface) pattern. It can mimic midges, but it will also mimic other aquatic bugs when tied in different sizes and color patterns. Its also very easy to tie, so you can make up a few hundred in an afternoon. My streamer pick is the wooly bugger. This is probably no surprise to most of you. The wooly bugger is well known as a very versatile fly. One that can be fished in many different ways, tied in many different colors, and for many different species. Try fishing a smaller bugger by dead drifting it by a trouts nose. They won't say no to that meal. Or to cover more water, you can swing it through the current. You can also strip it through slow moving pools. It really is probably the most versatile fly ever created. In all honestly, if you could only pick one fly, this would be the best bet. Ive even used the bugger as a dry fly once, when I forgot to bring my dry fly box with me. So it really is the most versatile fly ever made.
  7. Here's a Few pics of a Walnut fly box I made for a client of mine! I have to take some pictures of a cherry/walnut combo fly box that i have done as well to post up. What do you guys think?
  8. Some spey flies I tied before, its my own pattern and I tried my new camera on this two
  9. The Schminnow was originally created by Norm Zeigler to fish snook on the small islands off of Florida. This fly resembles a large wooly bugger, but was originally tied with estaz. I myself have made some small edits to the fly and I call it the "super schminnow" its more flashy, has even more movement in the water, and has a weighted head for some jigging action. One of the reasons this fly works so great is that it can resemble a shrimp, or a baitfish. So its great for multiple fishing situations. Hook: Gamakatsu SS15 size 1/0 Thread: Danville 210 waxed in white Tail: White select craft fur Under Body: EZ Body over dubbing Over Body: Ice dubbing (pearl) Music: Sunny & Funnysong - Bensound.com Dumbbell Eye Tips: https://youtu.be/1vAds9-bnhA
  10. Hey guys, this is a super quick video on tying in dumbbell eyes. I plan on doing a few of these quick tips type of video's. They will be under 2 minutes (this one is only 1 and a half minutes). Let me know what you think? I know you all probably know how to tie in dumbbell eyes, but I am making my video's for the beginners as well as seasoned tiers. So I am thinking that some beginners might need help with some simple things like this. Let me know whatcha think of this series of videos. https://youtu.be/1vAds9-bnhA
  11. I changed up a bit of the normal standing shrimp materials. Whatcha think of this version? https://youtu.be/nLBgkANCa-I
  12. I am going fishing in the devils river just north of Del Rio TX in about 10 days. I have a no idea what flies to use to catch smallmouth and largemouth bass. Anybody have any reccommendations? The river is gen clear and not very deep. Thanks
  13. I am going fishing in the devils river just north of Del Rio TX in about 10 days. I have a no idea what flies to use to catch smallmouth and largemouth bass. Anybody have any reccommendations? The river is gen clear and not very deep. Thanks
  14. This a forum for beginner fly tiers to post there flies and others to see them and help them out!
  15. Would love to hear feedback! -Nathan
  16. What flies could I tie with some red and white chinese cape? I bought some thinking it was for dry fly hackle. Thanks
  17. Hey you guys, does any one know of some cheaper options when starting out with UV resins? Thanks!
  18. I received a goodie bag of prizes from Misfit Fly Co. and it included some tube material. I have never fished a tube fly or seen one in person. Here was my first attempt. I had no idea what to use as material, so, I just went with what I had on hand. It was actually fun to tie, and see how adding the disc gave the material some body. It'll be interesting to see this one in the water. Material list -EP Fibers -Flash -Tube -tube disc (don't know the correct term) -Misfit Holo Head I would love to hear of suggestions on materials. I know that I could use some hackle, but that's about all I know that would look good on these.
  19. Evening All, Next week I make my bi-annual trip to the White river in North East AR.This time of year is the Sowbug Roundup in Mountain Home. If you are in the vicinity of Mountain Home I highly recommend attending. Of course bring your fly rod and hit the White if you have never have. The Browns are a handful.
  20. First off, my name is Brian and I'm from Kentucky and recently became addicted to fly fishing. Tied my very first flies today. My dad gave me his fly tying vise a while back (he only used it a couple of times and then gave up on fly fishing) I tied a couple of Bully's Bluegill Spiders and a beetle looking fly from craft foam. I ran into a couple of problems. First my thread kept breaking. I have a Feather-Craft bobbin and it seems to hold too much tension and doesn't let the thread roll smoothly. My other issue is with the foam fly. The fly turns on the hook. I put a drop of glue on the fly after I finished tying it but it didn't seem to help much. Any help would be appreciated.
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