Weekly Flyphot's 52 for 2020: Week 42 'Food' added

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Week 38 - Artificial + tech Artificially Lit

My other passion in life is fly fishing and I tie my own flies, here is an artificial emerger fly pattern; extension tubes used to get close in and artificially lit with a diffused speedlight from above.

 
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What a great hobby to have. I like the detail you have captured. Well composed and nicely lit too.
Thanks Clive. I started to tie my own flies in the mistaken (and hugely misguided) belief that it would save me money .... HA, absolutely no chance!! :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO:

But, there is something very special about catching a beautiful wild brown trout, from a country stream, on a fly that you've tied yourself - that feeling of elation never diminishes and it's why I keep going back, and back, and back to the river.
 
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How very appropriate, given your username. I can’t imagine the dexterity required. Lovely detailed shot and nicely lit.
Thanks - the username was carefully chosen :)
 
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That's a great looking fly and good of you for using barbless hook too. Fishing is also one of my hobbies and like you, my brother ties his own fly too.
Thanks. I always use barbless as I fish on wild streams, for wild fish, and always practise catch and release. After all, those fish have worked a lot harder than I have to be in that river so who am I to premarturely end their lives. Plus, most of the streams I fish don't hold big fish, they are all under 12" (mostly well under 12" actually).
 
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Great looking fly - having dabbled in coarse fishing in the past, I have been thinking of trying fly fishing.
 
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That's a lovely shot.
 
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It's really good, just the right about of colourful leaves, that stand out well against the dark water. Good textures in the rock too.
 
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Nice splash of colour and water in there :) That can't have been easy to spot! I like the way the crack dissects the image. Nicely composed.
Excellent picture, love the tones :clap:
Thanks. Yes, it was one of those tiny things that I just happened to notice as I was walking along - the green jumped out among all the slate.
 
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It's really quite striking. Love the textured, slatey grey and the wet green bit. I also like the y shaped crack from bottom left corner, running up to the right.
 
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It's really quite striking. Love the textured, slatey grey and the wet green bit. I also like the y shaped crack from bottom left corner, running up to the right.

Thanks for taking the time to comment, much appreciated.
 
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Autumn: Great shot Jim. I really like the colours and the viewpoint.
Wet: Something a little different and I like the way those small bits of colour stand out against the dark background.
 
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Autumn: Great shot Jim. I really like the colours and the viewpoint.
Wet: Something a little different and I like the way those small bits of colour stand out against the dark background.
Thanks Pete
 
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Autumn is a real cracker but wet is just brilliant.
 
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