Posts Tagged ‘macro photoraphy

27
Jun
14

Caddis Pupa Pattern

Lest you forget, or never knew, SwittersB & Exploring was until recently SwittersB & Fly Fishing. A still passionate pursuit of fish via the fly exists for SwittersB. Along that pursuit’s pathway is all manner of photographic experiences in the beautiful outdoors. Here is a handy, enormously successful fly pattern, a Bead Head Caddis Pupa pattern. A little macro photography fun along with tweaking the image too.

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16
Jan
14

The Mirage: diaphanous CDC

“I noticed a…feather resting on the surface…going down with the current. A slight breeze was making it do small movements in the foam and the feather slid lightly on the water so as to make it look like a living thing.” Agostino Roncallo

magie_cdc_1_75mm_webI recently came upon a simple, enticing concept for a fly pattern at Tom Sutcliffe’s The Spirit of Fly Fishing called The Mirage by Agostino Roncallo. A single, delicate, buoyant CDC feather, the tying thread and the hook comprise the dry fly.

Delicate and may sustain some damage after a fish or two, but given the simplicity of the tie and the reputed effectiveness, who cares. Tie a row or two and dance along the surface. A delicate fly for selective and non-selective fish: trout/grayling

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Agostino Roncallo first started tying this simple fly in the 90’s and later wrote about the magic properties of CDC: Cul de Canard

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