petegray

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About petegray

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  • About Me:
    'Slightly handicapped, moderately decorated, military aviator Veteran mercenary with issues!
  • Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):
    SWFF
  • What I do for a living:
    'whatever it takes... onedayatatime...
  1. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Tube fly A tube fly is a general tying style of artificial fly used by fly anglers. Tube flies differ from traditional artificial flies as they are tied on small diameter tubes, not hooks. Typical configuration and advantages A rigged tube fly showing junction tube and hook Tube flies are threaded on a tippet instead of the traditional method of tying the fly to the tippet. The angler threads a tippet through the tube and attaches the tippet to a hook. Hooks used for tube flies are typically short shank, wide gap hooks. Once tied to the tippet, the hook is pulled into a junction tube attached to the rear of the tube fly. When a fish is hooked, the fly is typically dislodged from the hook and slides up the tippet. This protects the fly from damage by the fishes teeth. The use of wide gap, short shank hooks with tube flies provides less leverage for fish and results in higher hookup rates over traditional style flies. An additional advantage results from the ability to replace dulled or damaged hooks without replacing the fly. Tube fly hooks can be oriented with hook point down or up depending on conditions.
  2. G'day Herb... Partridge Patriot Salmon Stinger Barbless... #1 Wicked pointy, robust, slight offset and eye up... I like 'em a lot and the fish do too...! Give Scott a shout @ The Bear's Den... send him my best regardz... the "pro pack" [100] has a better price/per hook than the 10 pack... and the small eye fits nicely in a tube fly junction tube...
  3. Pay attention to details. Clean up the background. Plenty of light. Tripod. Focus. Rinse and repeat... I really like the Norvise... It's BRILLIANT ! Break away from the herd mentality...
  4. Dorian... Gone but not forgotten... That was fun... NOT so much...! Apologies for the delay... My Quest for better images... Way back in the late 1900's, I played around with a flat bed scanner... 'pretty basic but accomplished the task... Then along came a Canon Digital Pro-1 which gave me more creative control... Eventually I jumped on the cell phone bandwagon... 'minimum equipment and pretty good results... For posting on line, I normally download onto Photobucket... cut and paste... My creative turning point... NO going back... Canon Mark V and a 100mm macro lens... 'Allows me to manually focus and "AP = Aperture Priority" to manually choose a small F stop [22] which yields a much greater depth of field but calls for a longer exposure time, tripod, and lots of light... If I could suggest just a few basic things which will promote better control and pleasing results... 1. Use a non-reflective poster board to clean up the background... I prefer Blue... 2. Use two or three full spectrum light sources... be mindful of shadows and reflections... 3. Use a tripod and a timed delay shutter release to eliminate shake and vibration during the relatively long exposure... 4. If possible, use an SLR type camera in macro mode and/or macro lens capable of manual focus and manual f-stop [AP]... smaller f-stop = greater depth of field... I've found that detailed photos provide their own critique and tend to encourage greater attention to detail and noteworthy results... Phuzzy Notions and Phlyz of Distinction...
  5. Thank you for the kind words... I'm currently staring down Mr Dorian and bracing for impact... Laying low in the tall grass on the outskirts of Morehead City... Lights have been flickering in between tornado warnings... Tonight could be very humbling... I'll be back after the phracas...
  6. Dual Tube Phly... The second tube [with the hook seating soft junction tube] allows for a more forward and lower "keel" CG which enhances action and tracking... Better late than never...
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  8. Brad Pitt BEFORE and Brad Pitt AFTER... ps I'm older than some of the islands in the Pacific ring of fire... and feel it... I'd watch a Redux unless it's on Netflix... It might help light a fire and inspire some interest... maybe... but I suspect that today's target audience would rather "virtual fly fish" on the couch in the basement with their online gaming gear...
  9. The TRUTH will set you FREE...!
  10. Thank you, Sir... May I have ANOTHER...?!
  11. Enlightened followers are kindly reminded to avert their eyes while in the presence of the Benevolent Leader... Basking in his presence is highly encouraged but limited due to supply and demand... Your patience submission is appreciated...
  12. attention shoppers... clean-up on isle 3... I still have the recollection of a tall enigmatic professorial figure in a long dark coat who would answer questions by asking questions...
  13. As an practicing member of several obscure cults, I might take casual umbrage with this allegation but choose not to because of it's timely relevance and thought provoking broad spectrum insinuendo...
  14. Nice report Hans... Sand is INVASIVE and RELENTLESS...! if there is any way in, sand WILL find prevail... well intended "mechanisms" and zippers WILL clog... soonerorlater... I've had my best "luck" [to date] with Henderson H2 titanium 5mm's hard sole booties... sofarsogood... Fairly snug slip on / off [no zipper] sealed at the top with some duct tape... worksforme...