Archive for February, 2010
The FAS website has been upgraded recently with a new look and feel. In the coming weeks there will be even more upgrades focused on providing quality tutorials in both manuscript and video formats. With this in mind, I would like to briefly describe the importance of RSS readers in the fly fishing community. For anyone who’s a little timid and unsure how to approach RSS, check out this fun, and casual three minute video by Lee LeFever describing RSS in plain English. It could change the way you stay updated with online content. This weekend I plan on doing a screen capture video tutorial on how to use a RSS reader to keep up with all the latest online fly fishing news from around the world. Until then, enjoy the YouTube video – it is a good primer for what’s to come.
Edit: I have decided not to do a tutorial on RSS for fly fishing. Honestly, I recorded the tutorial but in watching the final video I decided it was way to complicated and showed preference to sites I frequent the most. However, if you go to reader.google.com and follow the tutorials you will certainly get the hang of the RSS reader.
This video speaks for itself. It is a quick sequence describing how much I love the extendable arm vacuum by Black & Decker (PHV1800) to suck up feathers and debri in a snap.
Here is the February iPhoneography webshow. I have been traveling a lot this winter. Therefore, most of the iPhone pictures in this post are scenes from airports and restaurants. Unfortunately, none of them involve fishing.
Here is a sneak peak of the upcoming first installment of Fly Art Video. I am pleased to announce that within the next few days there will be a video fly tying tutorial of the Enrico Puglisi Baitfish pattern. The tying sequence was shot in high definition at my home studio. The camcorder is the new Cannon Vixia HF S11 and the lighting was a simple modified double Ott Light setup. Honestly, from the first trial run I have been amazed at the wonderful macro capability of this video camera. The images really speak for themselves and I can’t wait to test it out in different scenarios this spring. I’m thinking action footage on the river would be a great compliment to the fly art stuff.
Here are a few outtakes from the video, a sneak peak of sorts. The final video will likely be cut into two or three chapters in order to link it to the blog in high definition without sacrificing image quality.
CLICK the image above to view the slideshow.
Happy New Year everyone. It has been rather slow-posting here on Fly Art Studio for the past month or so. Well, the truth is I have spending nearly all my free time learning to edit video. And let me tell you, it is one steep learning curve, aaggghh. Circumstances arose that required me to move in the direction of HD video tutorials and it has been rather hectic ever since I agreed to the project. However, this new media has great potential for showcasing and teaching the wonderful aspects of the art of fly tying. Be on the lookout for a surprise HD video tutorial here of FAS in the near future.
I did manage to get away for a few days of fishing in Boca Grande with Captain Austin Lowder. Unfortunately, the weather Gods were not on our side this trip. It rained the entire 3 days we were on the flats. As many of you know, there was also a severe cold front (just a few days before I arrived) and many Snook were killed in addition to countless other fish species. It was a less than ideal fishing trip centered mainly around looking in sand holes for redfish. We hooked a few but couldn’t get the camera out because of the rain, so it’s all a fish story really. Anyway, it is always good to get out on the flats and clear the mind of work.
Here are a few images I managed to get the first day, before the rain really started to pour.