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#16 flytire

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Posted 04 August 2019 - 08:33 AM

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thanks for the tip


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Posted 04 August 2019 - 09:24 AM

Hi Norm,

 

 I used my colored tee shirts as a background color for some of the not so great pics that I've posted here. If you wear any, or some other type of shirt that's black, try that first as background before running around shopping for a certain sheet of something. 

 

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Posted 04 August 2019 - 09:48 AM

On the fly picture, with the black background, there's no reflected light.  It looks good.  The whole sheet picture shows reflection.

 

If your black background material is on a hard surface (taped to a piece of cardboard, say), then you can lean it slightly forward.  If the bottom of the background is just an inch farther back than the top, any reflection should be downwards.  None of it will show in the photo ... showing completely black background.


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#19 flytire

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Posted 04 August 2019 - 09:55 AM

thanks mark. great suggestion. t shirts are $3 at walmart

 

my black background currently leans like this  /

 

i will try to lean like this  \


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#20 chugbug27

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Posted 04 August 2019 - 02:32 PM

I like the look of a black background, too, but the problem with that is you lose the nice looking even black tips on your wing, one of that fly's better features when well tied, as yours always are...

If you don't like the tan-tone to match what's going on in the fly maybe burgundy on that fly, would help the tan and black wing stand out while matching it better than the blue.

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