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SofthackleFebruary 9th, 2008, 6:45 am
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Wellsville, NY

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I've been busy tying and thought you might be interested in what I'm working on. Here's a few.

Mark

I'll be posting the recipes on my site, soon. If you are interested in the dressings, contact me.
"I have the highest respect for the skilled wet-fly fisherman, as he has mastered an art of very great difficulty." Edward R. Hewitt

Flymphs, Soft-hackles and Spiders: http://www.troutnut.com/libstudio/FS&S/index.html
Shawnny3February 9th, 2008, 6:52 am
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Pleasant Gap, PA

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Pretty, as usual. And productive, I'm sure.

-Shawn
Jewelry-Quality Artistic Salmon Flies, by Shawn Davis
www.davisflydesigns.com
CaseyPFebruary 9th, 2008, 7:26 am
Arlington, VA/ Mercersburg, PA

Posts: 653
neat photos. say, how do you photograph the flies without any visible means of support? without being held up in the air, mine lie all crooked.
"You can observe a lot by watching." Yogi Berra
Shawnny3February 9th, 2008, 7:39 am
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Pleasant Gap, PA

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I've wondered the same thing, Casey. But you may be asking a magician how he does his trick...

-Shawn
Jewelry-Quality Artistic Salmon Flies, by Shawn Davis
www.davisflydesigns.com
DanoFebruary 9th, 2008, 7:54 am
Vanderbilt, Michigan

Posts: 101
Nice flies, Mark; thanks for sharing...

Casey, my guess is that the flies are laid on their sides on a blotter board and shot from above using a macro-telephoto. Even under the "normal" flash settings, with a macro-telephoto, the depth of field becomes extremely shallow. Since Mark does use soft hackles (I assume) getting the flies straight is much easier.

Dano


Eventually, all things merge into one...and a river runs through it.
CrenoFebruary 10th, 2008, 11:58 am
Grants Pass, OR

Posts: 295
I suspect the fly is attached to a post - like those used in shadow boxes. With good lighting one doesn't see the shadow of the post.
AftonAnglerFebruary 15th, 2008, 7:46 am
Brule, WI

Posts: 49
Very beautiful and very deadly looking...

Syl Nemes would be impressed.

I am!
See you on the Water.

Brad Bohen

The Afton Angler
www.BradBohen.com
AftonAngler@BradBohen.com

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