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    Re: Fly tying database

    Quote Originally Posted by Corndog View Post
    Where the heck do I get alpaca yarn?

    Curiousdog
    You don't need alpaca yarn!

    I used to do this with hairs from my head when I was a kid. We used to swing 'em around like lassos. You just need to find a willing donor with long-ish hair.



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    Re: Fly tying database

    I went to grade school with a some kids from Viet Nam that would tie thread to the legs of honey bees and fly them around like they were kites.....I don't know exactly how they captured the bees but I do remember that it was neat to watch!

    john

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    Re: Fly tying database

    Quote Originally Posted by kindanewbie77 View Post
    I went to grade school with a some kids from Viet Nam that would tie thread to the legs of honey bees and fly them around like they were kites.....I don't know exactly how they captured the bees but I do remember that it was neat to watch!
    ya' see? THIS is why we lost that one...

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    Re: Fly tying database

    Quote Originally Posted by onemorecast View Post
    You don't need alpaca yarn!
    Don't listen to her... (she probably uses rabbit fur for HARE's ear nymphs)

    To do this RIGHT, alpaca is essential. I do know of one source...

    John
    Some circumstantial evidence is very strong, as when you find a trout in the milk.--Henry David Thoreau

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    Re: Fly tying database

    To anyone,

    I have tried to take a few pictures of flies I have tied but my camera is crap and they look like pictures of dust bunnies(or maybe they do like like dust bunnies).
    I don't know too much about digital cameras. What specs should I look for to take close-ups of flies?


    lh


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    Re: Fly tying database

    i'm sure whatever answer you get from the comedian in residence, Future Fanatic, will be highly enlightening, as per usual! God forbid anyone inject their two cents into anything anymore.....effing people need lives!

    john

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    Re: Fly tying database

    Quote Originally Posted by leadhead View Post
    To anyone,

    I have tried to take a few pictures of flies I have tied but my camera is crap and they look like pictures of dust bunnies(or maybe they do like like dust bunnies).
    I don't know too much about digital cameras. What specs should I look for to take close-ups of flies?


    lh
    Most camera's (digital) have a little setting on them which looks like a flower. This is macro mode. Check to see if your camera has the macro mode icon. If so, ensure it's highlighted (or however your camera handles this feature). Ensure your flash is on and ensure you have plenty of lighting.

    Macro mode will enable you to take your photo considerably closer to your subject (usually within an inch or so).

    Let us know how you make out.

    Pictures taken before/after/during fly fishing:
    http://dcabarle.smugmug.com/Sports/F...79119552_XXeHe

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    Re: Fly tying database

    Quote Originally Posted by leadhead View Post
    To anyone,

    I have tried to take a few pictures of flies I have tied but my camera is crap and they look like pictures of dust bunnies(or maybe they do like like dust bunnies).
    I don't know too much about digital cameras. What specs should I look for to take close-ups of flies?


    lh
    LH,

    Send me a dozen of each fly and I'll take the pics and upload them to the database for you.

    Cdog


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    Re: Fly tying database

    Quote Originally Posted by onemorecast View Post
    You don't need alpaca yarn!

    I used to do this with hairs from my head when I was a kid. We used to swing 'em around like lassos. You just need to find a willing donor with long-ish hair.

    Next time we go fishing I'll remember that.

    Cdog


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    Re: Fly tying database

    Quote Originally Posted by kindanewbie77 View Post
    i'm sure whatever answer you get from the comedian in residence, Future Fanatic, will be highly enlightening, as per usual! God forbid anyone inject their two cents into anything anymore.....effing people need lives!
    MOI?!?

    Jeepers.

    The OWNER of this very site asked me to do something. Of course, I'm obligated to comply with his wishes. He even said "please"...

    Quote Originally Posted by dcabarle View Post
    Hmmm. This might be one of the only additions. We just might find this little guy in the database. How did you tie it up? Please give a detailed description.


    John
    Some circumstantial evidence is very strong, as when you find a trout in the milk.--Henry David Thoreau

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    Re: Fly tying database

    Dc tried to post a few more fly's and I get a message stating there is already and item with this name listed and won't allow me list it.


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    Re: Fly tying database

    Dennis,


    Thanks for the tip, found it. Now I have to get tying.

    Cdog,

    Just give me your address and I'll drive a few over. I've never been to a photo shoot, maybe we can hire a few models and do a location shoot on the BFB. Just floss and feathers!


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