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Old 09-06-2006, 08:35 AM
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i have a vague memory of a guide on how to photograph flies well. Anyone know where i can find it, or other tips?

Im trying to do a few step-by-step guides for the forum, but cant get a decent picture
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Old 09-06-2006, 08:48 AM
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Try here:

http://globalflyfisher.com/gallery/d...g/digital.html

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Old 09-06-2006, 08:56 AM
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Ahh, thats the one! thanks Hans,

By the way, i tied up a few CDC & elk's last night. Ill be using them on the River Tweed tonight. They certainly look good. And they are simple to tie (an important quality in any good fly i think)

Ill let you know how i get on!
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Old 09-06-2006, 09:06 AM
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Kenny,

Please do. Remember, the pattern is much more than just a caddis imitation

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Yeah from looking at it from underneath, it looks generally "buggy".
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Quick jump in.. I had a small trout take a size 14 CDC & Elk in mid air the other night. End of a cast, fly about 6" from the water and up he jumped!!

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Kenny, what are you using for a camera? Mega pixels? Macro mode? Lighting?

There are a number of things you can do to improve the quality of your fly images. If you can't get images in close, you may be able to take photos further away, and crop in to get the right size. Remember that on the internet, you don't need huge images. 500px wide is large enough in most situations. Any advise Hans can give, I wiould suggest you take. He has likely the best images of flies on the web at current time.
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All good tips. I use a much simpler method though. Sunlight and a bright sky does the trick.

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Thomas,

Outdoor photography can yield fine results, but I find it just does not offer me the control and consistency I am after. I much prefer the artificial light setup, which enables me to shoot at any time, not just on a sunny day, and allows me to play with the highlights which make the fly pop off the screen.

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Ive only got a (pretty rubbish) point'n'click 3 mega pixel Kodak digital. No macro mode.Im looking at getting a decent camera soon though.

On a side note, didn't have much luck on the Tweed with the CDC&elk. Conditions were very tricky though, low water, bright sunlight and very hot. Had a few small trout and a grayling.

There were big fish rising very occasionally, but they wouldn't take an artificial. Ill be back this week though!
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