Posts Tagged ‘scale

04
May
14

Scale

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16
Nov
13

Midge Emerger on a Kernel of Corn

No, I didn’t attempt to photograph this Midge Emerger setting atop a kernel of corn. But, for the uninitiated to fly tying, hook/pattern size it is helpful to imagine that kernel of unpopped corn and imagine the pattern in the picture as roughly the same size…or a little longer and fatter than a piece of cooked rice. The curved, light wired, pupa hook affords a slightly wider hook gape to hopefully facilitate the hook up with such small flies. Annoying to tie, necessary to have.

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15
Nov
13

Photography: Macro Puzzles

I struggle for consistency with my macro photography. Sometimes it is there and other times it just isn’t. Today, I wanted to photograph a small (size 16) emerger pattern I simply call a ‘Puff’ given the wing material is called a CDC Puff Feather. I tried to present a contrast to the flies size by shooting it in front of a U.S. Quarter for a point of reference. The flash was dialed way down. Yet it still washed out. You still get an idea but not as crisply as I would have hoped. The beauty of the macro lens or magnifying goggles is one can readily see the faults of one’s tying (sloppy thread head/cut starling hackle for example).

camera fly quarter SB puff quarter vise SB

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