Some softhackleish fleas, photo heavy :|

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Some softhackleish fleas, photo heavy :|

Post by fly_fischa » Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:42 pm

Thought I'd share some soft hackles and flymphs I've been tying...

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Re: Some softhackleish fleas, photo heavy :|

Post by Stendalen » Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:49 pm

Beautiful! Love it that you use quills on these. And the last fly is really intriguing, have you tried it on trout yet?

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Re: Some softhackleish fleas, photo heavy :|

Post by fly_fischa » Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:20 pm

Thanks Martin,
The last fly is a work in progress/experiment that hasn't been for a swim yet! Thought was to use the aftershaft feather in a dubbing loop as a kind of attractor hot spot that looks natural rather than a bright colour, maximum contrast. Also thought the human masses like soft serve ice cream why not trout? :P
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Post by Stendalen » Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:24 pm

Good use of the aftershaft feathers...i tend to through them away (sorry) when I clear my table...
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Re: Some softhackleish fleas, photo heavy :|

Post by letumgo » Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:12 pm

:o Oh my! Those flies and photographs are simply outstanding!

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Re: Some softhackleish fleas, photo heavy :|

Post by Bazzer69 » Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:15 pm

fly_fischa wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:42 pm
Thought I'd share some soft hackles and flymphs I've been tying...

Would you care to share you photo lighting setup with us?
Thanks
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Re: Some softhackleish fleas, photo heavy :|

Post by fly_fischa » Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:37 pm

Bazzer69 wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:15 pm
Would you care to share you photo lighting setup with us?
Thanks
B
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My lighting setup for these shots is simple. One cheap office desk lamp with a daylight balanced bulb (my tying light)
The reflective surface the flies sit on is an old now dead cellphone. Some crinkled up aluminium foil to reflect some light back into the subject where needed. Photos are shot on my DSLR with 105mm macro lens hand held because I can't be bothered faffing about with a tripod, about as efficient as I can get the process. Mind you I do turn blue in the face sometimes trying to brace my arms holding my breath and slowly moving back and forwards to get the focus where I want it... :lol:
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Re: Some softhackleish fleas, photo heavy :|

Post by fly_fischa » Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:02 am

Thanks Ray, been a long absence... :)
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Re: Some softhackleish fleas, photo heavy :|

Post by tie2fish » Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:25 am

fly_fischa wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:02 am
Thanks Ray, been a long absence... :)
Far too long, Karsten. Your keen wit and superior tying are something that benefits the forum enormously, so please don't stray again.
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Re: Some softhackleish fleas, photo heavy :|

Post by fly_fischa » Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:46 pm

Thanks Bill, you're too kind... :oops:
I've missed your exquisite ties, always inspirational...
K :)
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