Posts Tagged ‘Tim Barker

08
Dec
14

Damsels to be distressed….

These are damsel fly patterns for stillwater (lake) fly fishing. I tied these four patterns (for the novice’s reference they are about an inch long) based on patterns I discovered back in 2008. They are variations of Jim Cope (Oregon) and Georgi Abbott (Logan Lake, B.C.) damsel patterns. The damsel patterns are highly effective on an intermediate or floating line worked around the edges of reeds and near the shoreline. The more static, slender Cope pattern or the fluffy, animated Georgi pattern never fail to produce in the fishy edges of a lake.

This shot was taken in full sunlight. I learned this six years ago when Tim Barker, over at Planet Trout (extraordinary site on not only fly tying & fly fishing but Hollywood history!) suggested photographing in direct sunlight.

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03
Jan
14

Fly Fishing Scuds: Planet Trout’s End All…………………

Please go to Planet Trout and take a detailed look at all Tim Barker has put together regard fishing scuds in rivers and lakes. The photography, materials inventory, the attention to detail for this piece is exceptional. Any freshwater fly fisher world wide should save this piece and review it often. And, as I have mentioned before if you have a penchant for Hollywood history delve into Tim’s site and you might be well surprised…(hint: Susan Hayward). I fixed the earlier glitch re link.

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Pinko Scud by Tim Barker at Planet Trout

05
Nov
13

Fly Tying: Exacting Details for Small Fly Patterns

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Tim Barker over at Planet Trout has a never ending supply of small fly patterns that are intelligently designed and reasoned out to the hatches trout dine upon and habitat they hold in. His attention to small details in fly pattern design make one consider the learning process of fly fishing. There are many layers to the sport and a never ending opportunity to experiment  while studying various watersheds.

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Yes, it does make a dimes bit of difference to study the habitat, hatches, fly pattern design and presentation of fly patterns! But, for even more exacting details in a fly pattern visit Planet Trout for many fine examples of well thought out fly patterns.

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This Rainbow Trout was seduced into sipping a small soft hackle in the film during a chrionomid hatch (Caught/Released)

 

13
May
13

Fly Tying & Fishing: Wonderful Tutorials

Tim Barker over at PlanetTrout has spent the Winter tying up a storm. He offers up a great selection of Midge Pupa patterns with nice photographs and the pattern/recipe too. 

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Planet Trout’s Tim Barker and his daughter Ally.

There is a ton of helpful inspiration at Planet Trout. If you fly fish or tie flies, you find a great deal of information here. It should be in your fly fishing blog roll. There is also some fascinating Hollywood history you might be interested in as well. 

 

23
Oct
12

Planet Trout’s BWO Extravaganza

BWO EXTRAVAGANZA (PHOTOS & PATTERNS)

Check out Tim Barker’s Planet Trout site. He has a vast array of Blue Winged Olive patterns, excellent photos along with many valuable links & resources.

21
Apr
12

Fly Tying: Nymph’s Color Palette by Tim Barker

Unique color assortment of nymphs by Tim Barker at Planet Trout.

You have to have the imagination to conceive unique combinations of colors and materials. Then must have the self discipline to complete the numbers of flies and maintain consistent outcomes. Very nice work isn’t it….and unique?

24
Jan
09

Fotografiando Moscas (photographing flies…how to)

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I took this shot last year when Tim Barker at Planettrout.com suggested taking a photo in direct sunlight. I consider the above shot one of the most enjoyable results I have created. I took this shot with the fly box setting upon a mailing envelope. The box and envelope were setting on a side bar of my BBQer. The results were perfect. 




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