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Whiskey Creek

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  1. Hi, Great looking Fischer. I'm hoping Jake and I go on some high mountain trips as well. he is now 3 months:
  2. 1 more lighting suggestion: take the photo outside during the day, in the shade. You should have plenty of light to handhold the camera in macro mode. The shade is important, the direct sun is harsh and casts shadows.
  3. How could I forget the largest cutt that I've caught. Here is the fly:
  4. Hi Lynn, Of course, how could I resist Henry's Lake after you taught me the secrets of fishing well there. We have a cabin near the outlet; I don't get up enough, but the family spends the summers. I'll be up again in a few weeks to winterize the place. Last year, we had a wonderful trip in the winter. John
  5. Time to lock away all my tying materials. The puppy has found them.
  6. Hi, Good thread, and outstanding blogs. Here is mine: http://wcflies.com/blog/ Good luck! John
  7. Hi, A note about spending $$, when I transitioned from film to digital, I kicked myself a bit for not getting a better camera at first. That first year, I took a couple thousand shots, and calculated what it would cost in film & processing fees (plus gas and time to the processor). I eventually upgraded to better equipment.
  8. Pretty quiet, a relatively low hum/buzz. Another benefit, no cats come running during operation.
  9. I used a Rotiessrie grill motor with success. A bolt through the foam wheel and filed the sides of the bolt flat to fit in the rotiessrie. Pretty cheap, I remember less than $10 from ebay for the rotissrise kit. Good luck! John
  10. Cool. I like how you faced the deer with a foam disk.
  11. Hi, Another supplier that I really like is Blue Ribbon Flies. If the full partridge skin seems too expensive right now, you can use a quail skin or hen back. Also, get on the Blue Ribbon Flies mailing list, they usually announce availability of "pro-tier" grade partridge skins in the winter. These are usually about $15, and have some cosmetic defect that keeps them from the retail peg-board. By the way, you will not regret getting a full partridge skin. That is the best way (and the best feathers). Good luck! John
  12. Lately, I've been keeping it simple for photographing flies. These are taken in my backyard, during the day in the shade. The shade gives nice and even light. The deck rail is a good fly holder, as are wine corks. I'd rather drink a bottle of wine for this project than build a deck... Now the wine cork (well, it came from a wine bottle): For both photos, I used a digital SLR, with a 100mm dedicated macro lens. Other options are to use the kit lens that came with the camera with an extender, or with close-up lens filters (essentiall magnifying glasses that screw on the front). For these shots, I just handheld the camera and got as close as the lens allowed. Here are some links about fly photography, including a cool tutorial about using point and shoot cameras: http://wcflies.com/blog/2009/08/fly-photography-series/
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