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: black flatwings (roop, this has the vineyard written all over it! )

Bob Pink
02-23-2002, 09:48 PM

This one's a modest 4 -5" long. I tried a couple up to 8 - 9" with some RLS hackles. Look great!

02-23-2002, 10:47 PM

Who's going to get the "Gold Medal?" You and striblue are neck to neck with fly patterns. John broke out early with some great bone flies. Coming down the stretch the track is flooded with your super striper patterns. With one day left of competition, how's John going to counteract your momentum? Keep an eye on Joe Wojtan. He's a strong finisher, with slinger bringing up the rear.

This black beauty is surely a bass buster. Going tye some up for some Rhody starlight fishing. How's about moving that really slow with a float line, than listen for the boulder splash? Black is beautiful. :hehe:

02-23-2002, 11:55 PM
I am here and warming up... I hope to be able to post some of my CCA auction flies tomorrow... But I am making every effort to TRY to keep up with Mr. Pink

Bob Pink
02-24-2002, 06:30 AM
I figured that this would be my last chance since once John Morin figures out that camera and posting pictures...... :hehe:

In all sincerity John ;) you've done some great stuff this winter and I know I'm looking forward to seeing up on the board. Gee, maybe you'll be so busy at the computer that you'll leave some of those spring arrivals for us down at Chatham! Bring 'em on striblu

02-24-2002, 06:31 PM
Right up near the top of my wish list is a means of posting pics! Altoough the list gets modified with every new gizmo I decide I can`t live without. Was on Sakonnet Point at noon today, you couldn`t ask for a more perfect day in Feb., no reason my new toy won`t go there.

02-24-2002, 06:34 PM
Will be looking for a crash course in flatwings at the Willmington show.

Bob Pink
02-24-2002, 07:36 PM
Posting pictures can be still done with traditional film cameras, just takes a bit longer to get them from event to post and my sincere apologies if you already have a handle on all this. I wasn't certain if the comment was about general confusion over the process....

Take your film to be developed but also ask for a CD version of the prints ( some places will even store them on an on-line server for you )

Once you have a digital version of the shot you want to post, you will use some sort of photo editing software ( might come with the CD ) or the on-line host. The reason you want to edit the file is to make the size managable by reducing the size to let's say a 3 x 5 and a modest pixel count of 150 ( this makes the picture easy to read on the screen and download faster ) You can also do stuff like adjuct brightness & contrast if you want to really start messing around.

The last part is making sure the file is available somewhere out on the web because when you post your message on the forum, you don't actually include the whole file in the message. You are inserting a hyperlink that the BB knows is an instruction to go look for the picture on an outside server and show a copy of it whenever someone looks at your post.

There are a number of photo web hosting sites out there, perhaps some of the other members that post pictures could suggest a good one. Your ISP may offer you some server space as part of your monthly agreement, if so you can follow thier instructions for how to upload files from your home PC to their server an you'll be all set.

02-25-2002, 12:45 PM
I find myself digitally challenged currently but the culprit is our new English Springer Spaniel pup who did a number on my digital camera cable:rolleyes:

So, I have had to spring for a USB Flashcard reader which should arrive over the next week or so, then I'll be able to join in the fun too!:D

02-25-2002, 04:23 PM

A virtual springer ate my digital camera cable (translation: I lost it and the camera power supply) and I bought a USB SmartMedia reader for $20.

I love it. It downloads files 10x faster than my camera did.

So go easy on that pup of yours!

As an aside, my family had a springer spaniel a long time ago. He was a great dog. I am sure that my Dad will ask you all about your pup in due time.


02-25-2002, 08:19 PM
Mike, that sounds simlilar to the device I've ordered (Sandisk USB Compact Flash Reader/Writer) $22.95 + p&p. Write feature is cool too!

Joe Cordeiro
02-25-2002, 10:16 PM
HI Bob,

Great job!! I would like to know if you tied this longer and you palmered in some deep purple hackle would it move more water. How do you fish this , use floating line? As I tie flatwings for eel patterns I like to have long slender hackle to move behind the palmered hackle in front . I like your pattern ! Try it sparse see if it makes a diffrence in movement.
This is my first posting.

02-26-2002, 05:24 AM
Joe welcome to the board . Your suggestions and help in tying flies will be most appreciated.

02-26-2002, 07:39 AM
Ah yes Mr. Pink, welcome to the dark side....

Nice job. But remember that the winning fly that won the one-fly last year was a sailfish fly !?

I'm preparing a night fly that's a combo of a Catherwood Giant Killer and a Snake fly.

I am,

Digitally Challenged

02-26-2002, 07:58 AM
You can fish at night? Wow.


02-26-2002, 09:51 AM
Joe -

Great to hear from you! Look forward to your great advice on fly tying, hope to hook up with you at the Rhody spring clave this year. Starting to feel like an early spring!

02-26-2002, 11:09 AM
Originally posted by Lefty
You can fish at night? Wow.


Sure Terry - there's all kinds of places OTHER THAN PI where you don't have to worry about your personal safety ;) when fishing at night!!

02-26-2002, 01:08 PM
Jeff... thanks for the present at my office... elk hair? When will you be in Boston.. or Charletown?

Bob Pink
02-26-2002, 07:06 PM
Greetings Mr. Cordeiro. Ready to turn out that second batch of 750 flatwings? Great to have you visiting the board. It's hard to believe that anyone here might not know of you but just in case Joe Cordeiro has been not only a skilled tyer but a great teacher. Among other skills, he's a wiz with the Abrames style flatwings. I can still clearly remember sitting 'literally' at his right hand in Newport two years ago watching him turn out a Razzle Dazzle and having the patience to answer question after question from the crowd.
Nuff said, great to hear from you.

Now, I tied this fly as an imrpovement to a bucktail streamer I used on the vineyard two years ago. I never even found out what the bait was that it was imitating but it was a killer pattern. It was also a natural to enhance as a flatwing. I also wanted to try some of the UV crystal flash in an all black pattern. This ones about 4-5" long, I also tied some using the RLS hackles that are about 8 - 9" long but not as the eel punt style. I used the small 3D eye epoxy head.
I didn't even tie the eel punt until late last season so I haven't given it a fair test.
I've also got to confess at not being a purist in that I rarely fish a floating line, partly because I do most of my fishing from a boat and mostly during the day. My first instinct is to think deep ( not deeply think as many will attest! ).
If you'll be at Wilmington I'll bring some samples of some sandeel flatwings that were very effective offshore in Chatham this past summer.

03-03-2002, 03:26 PM
Hey Bob-

My first attempt to mimic your black flatwing. I call it "Black Death". This is my cremation..... hot off the vise. Just born! Can't even see yet without eyes. :hehe:

I think I got the hook down pat?

Bob Pink
03-03-2002, 05:58 PM
Nice photo effect having ti floating like that mon capitan...

durn good looking fly there too

03-04-2002, 09:43 AM
Wait a minute Ray, where's the Angel Hair? All I see on that Flatwing is bucktail and hackle. You're slippin.


03-04-2002, 12:39 PM
Looks like you'll be throwing that at Colt Park come spring, Ray. I've had good luck with one similar to that there for the past 2 yrs. Ron:) :)

03-04-2002, 02:40 PM

"au natural", that been the theme lately. Field of streams... if you tie it, they will come.

Ron,.... I know what you mean. Been using 'em too. Not in the currents as much, but around the point in the boulder fields. Especially on a dropping tide. Just keep it to yourself and hang on to your rod.

03-05-2002, 07:31 PM
O.K. I was feeling left out on this one ... But I can't wait to do some "Cricket Stompin"

I deleted the Link to this picture, cause my web site is down & it seems to be slowing the load of this page.

Joe Cordeiro
03-14-2002, 09:56 PM
Hey Bob Pink,

Did you get the fly I left you at the booth? Giro has it it's a gem!
Tie on on !:)

Bob Pink
03-16-2002, 05:55 PM
Hi there Joe,

Nope, I haven't seen anyone other than my contractors and the guy who unloads the dumpster for the past two weeks :( (major house remodel) but my role is hopefully fast approaching it's end as it looks like it might be an early start to the season this year.

I'm sure it's a 'killer' pattern!


03-17-2002, 05:41 AM
What fly? Never saw no fly. That one in my box... oh that's somethin' I found on my pillow, yeah that's it. Who's Bob? :devil:

JK - I'll be untangling my post-show mess today to bring the booth down to Plymouth in preparation for the MSBA show next weekend. I'll locate it and put it aside for the next time we hook up.

The deck of Double Happiness would be a worthy location for such an exchange, no? :rolleyes:

Bob Pink
03-18-2002, 02:06 PM

Joe Cordeiro
03-19-2002, 09:29 PM

I'll make one for you !! Actually keep Bob's I'll most likley see him before I see you. I be at CCA meeting somewhere.

Have fun at eh Plymouth show ! I have a family committment !

TIE ONE ON !:whoa: :p