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05-04-2001 09:43 AM
admin Hey thanks for posting that! Good memory of a fabulous event hosted by Sully. Captain Ray sure loves that microphone ;D
05-04-2001 09:14 AM
TinMan Are you referring to the ones I did of yours flies at SSully's tying clave during the winter? Most credit goes to the machine (Sony TRV900 Camcorder) since it has 3 CCD's.

Here's a movie of it as well:
04-29-2001 04:29 PM
Bob Pink My home office is in an attic dormer (read "low ceiling height") and I have halogen track lighting right over my desk. I used the track lighting as my primary source and used the camera's flash for fill. Macro settings on the lens, tripod with remote shutter release. I still need to figure out the background texture, color, distance stuff. With macro settings you have a limited depth of field but I was still getting too much detail of the background. I also think it made a difference having the film processed to a digital output rather than scanning prints. Since I don't shoot digital directly (yet ) I can't compare those two but the digital shots that you had from last year were pretty impressive.
Might be interesting to see if shooting with kodachrome instead of print film..?!?
04-29-2001 08:20 AM
tomd if you get a bubbly mix in your epoxy, try 4 seconds in the microwave. gets rid of em. it will make the epoxy very liquid as well. and it will speed the set time up just a but too. Tom D
04-28-2001 10:35 PM
striblue Bob, That's right.. I forgot that you had told me that as well. I now use my bodkin for all epoxy applications.
04-28-2001 08:56 PM
juro Bob -

I'd like to ask about your photography methods too - I am faced with trying to do justice to the steelhead swap flies the last of which just came in the mail.

Can you provide some insight as to how you got such great shots?

04-28-2001 08:24 PM
Bob Pink John, sorry that you had to step in with the answer as I've not been as attentive (of late) to the board as I should. Suffering the curse of self-employment. That being said, your directions were excellent. I'd only add that the best tool I've found for applying those small amounts is a bodkin. I've also gone to using a bodkin to mix my epoxy. I lay it almost flat against the post-it padand fold the two components over each other quickly. It seems to create far less air bubbles as you mix.
04-26-2001 01:16 PM
TinMan Awesome, thanks John (and Bob by proxy ;-) )

Still perfecting the deep sand eel (or at least my knock-off) but this is next to try...
04-26-2001 01:07 PM
striblue Tin Man... I asked the same question of Bob . He told me, and he will add anything I miss. He will stick the Eyes on and place the epoxy a small amounts at a time at the gaps between where the eyes are stuck on and the shank... the key is not to cover the eyes with epoxy. I have tried this and it creates a perfect round head after you do the usual rotation and the epoxy. the roundness also depends on how much thread is on the hook shank at the eye, because with a big eye you need greater distance between them to create a perfect circle.. But you do not have to. even with a small gap it creates a great head.
04-26-2001 12:53 PM
RE:Another nice angel

striblue (03-19-2001 09:35 p.m.):
Bob, I am coming up with some nice small angel hair flies which I tye from the pile of angel hair scrap that ends up on my table after I tye several larger angel hair flys. The blending of all the colors is fantastic. With the large pile of white the mix is really something and I usually get at least three small flies( 1 1/2 to 2 inches). Can't wait to try them on schoolies.
How DO you get those almost perfectly round epoxy heads? Is it just pure unadulterated skill or a mold of some kind?
03-23-2001 09:04 AM
RE:Another nice angel

I use the pantone markers a lot. Whether they run or not depends on the material. They are really good for marking foam bodies under epoxy, obviously. The ink tends to hold to naturals more than synthetics for me.
03-23-2001 08:55 AM
RE:Another nice angel

Bob, I talked to Jack Gartside in the Marlboro show and he uses markers alot on his. Tom D
03-23-2001 08:54 AM
RE:Another nice angel

Bob, I talked to Jack Gartside in the Marlboro show and he uses markers alot on his. Tom D
03-22-2001 08:35 PM
Bob Pink
RE:Another nice angel

Very interesting John, never thought of trying a marker on the synthetics, just figured it was too slippery to absorb the ink..... Well, back to the lab!
03-22-2001 07:13 PM
RE:Another nice angel

Bob, here's another thing I experimented with. I tried the old fashioned black marker on the light blue top and it marked perfectly on the angel hair and I have added Mack's to my angel hair collection. (Does't Run)
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