Your favourite Green Drake and Emerger?

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  1. highstick

    highstick Member

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    what type of camera are you taking those photos with? Mine apparently sucks! I have some nice cripples sitting on my desk....


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  2. Richard Olmstead

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    I have a cheap point and shoot digital camera (Olympus) with a super-macro function that enables me to get close. I use lights on either side and slightly to the front to provide even lighting when viewed from the camera angle, and a piece of matte board in a neutral tone as a backdrop. There are lots of fancier ways to shoot flies, but, heck, they're just flies. As long as they are in focus and close enough to see some details, that's good enough for me.

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  3. Loopy

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    An old Canon Ixus 800IS using macro facility and twin lights same as Richard. Hope that helps.

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  4. dryflylarry

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    I got caught with my pants down without a Flav imitation last fall.... never again!
     
  5. ignatius

    ignatius New Member

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    Green Drake dries there are two pretty good ones Harrops CDC cripple and Jacklin's
     
  6. ignatius

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    google jacklin and green drake there is a real good video of him tying the fly
     
  7. Loopy

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    That is a neat finish.

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    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Kelvin, how does a guy talk you out of a half dozen of number one? I'll give you a report. I think those all look good, but the first just screams I'm buggy come over here and eat me.

    Interesting, I like the foam extended body on that one.
     
  10. kelvin

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    Photo of your fav pattern Please
    Thank you
     
  11. kelvin

    kelvin Active Member

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    Pm me your adress I know I got it somewhere

    you have to make the body first and let it dry for a day so give me a few days

    take me fishing somewhere
     
  12. troutramp

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    I have used John Barrs Vis A-dun. I noticed these Large mayflies in early fall on the river in my back yard, and I had nothing to match a may fly that big. I looked in Mr Barrs book for a may fly pattern and found his Vis A dun (Barr Flies chapter 14 Page 103). This fly worked well for me. I like the look of the foam Idylwilde fly, and the others posted. A fun hatch to fish for sure.
     
  13. kelvin

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    we should do a Green Drake swap anyone interesrted?
     
  14. Drifter

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    I just take a bunch of light colored adams and a pocket full of colored felt pens for matching the color of hatch .