Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Day 108 - What to Expect in the Future

I apologize everyone. The blog is moving one more time. I ended up getting my own domain and started the switch to This will be the new site and after the first of the year, this site will no longer be updated. Again, I apologize for the inconvenience, but in the end I think it will prove to be the better decision. Thank you.

Yesterday, as you probably know, I registered the domain name of With this step up in commitment, comes a step up in pursuing my passion (along with sharing it). I'm starting to take this technology thing to the next level in my passion.

For example, you all remember last week I tied up the Wonder Woman pattern. The picture I took was what I thought was sub par. As a refresher, here is what that picture looked like:
The Wonder Woman

As you can tell, there is a lot going on in the background and you really can't distinguish the black feather from something black in the background. After doing a little research on the Internet, I found out that you can make a simple box studio for around $10 with a box, some tracing paper, and some flashlights. I also used a tripod to help stablize the camera. The end result is below:

Wonder Woman II

I think we can all agree that this is a much better photo. In the future, I plan on capturing all my photos this way and hope that it passes muster with all of you.

Also, I found myself with a little extra time before my wife came home this evening. I got an early Christmas present, and decided to have some fun. My wife gave me a Kodak Zi8 camcorder that is capable of recording in 1080 high definition. With a little experimentation on camera placement, I was able to start a first in a series of recording revolving fly tying. So all those out there who have been a little hesitant about how to fly tie, here's your first lesson on how to start the thread on the hook.

So, as a recap you can expect some improved things in the future. I hope you enjoy, and if anybody has some suggestions on what they would like to see, feel free to leave a comment.


  1. Funny yesterday I was going to send you an email asking about when you would post videos on YouTube!

  2. The deadly Wonder Woman... it works, folks!


  3. Hola, me encanta la página yo también le doi mucho al spinning aquí en asturias.Me creé el blog aze nada me gustaria que te pasaras a echar un vistazo.muchas gracias y buena rompiente!!

  4. Hey! I just found your blog and I'd like to follow along if that's ok. This is the summer I'm learning to fly fish, and I could use all the help I can get!

  5. Buen blog amigo se ve que te gusta el spinning, es estupendo, bueno saludos