Thursday, March 9, 2017

Thanks to the Connecticut Fly Fisherman's Association

I wanted to thank all the folks at the CFFA for hosting me last night at their monthly meeting. It was a real pleasure to talk with so many about the Adirondacks, it's uniqueness and it's history of abuse and recovery.




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  1. Wow, Mark, that's an amazing brookie. The colors are just unreal! Glad your talk went well.
    Will

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    1. Thanks Will. That brook trout is prime example of what the tannin stained waters of the Adirondacks can produce in terms of coloration

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  2. Indeed a beautiful brook trout, Mark. I wish I was able to go to your talk on the Adirondacks.

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    1. Thanks Sam. In the talk I showed pictures of two streams 2 miles apart that have different geology and water chemistry and how that effects the coloration of the Brook trout

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  3. Mark, Thank you for showing another destination to explore. Your presentation showed how we need to look carefully to all of the differences in the streams we fish. I never did get a chance to talk cameras, which I'm in the market for. Next is to attempt to dye some dubbing ala Mr. betters.

    Thanks again,
    Kurt

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    1. Kurt - Thanks and I am glad it was informative. With cameras it's always a balance of what you are trying to do with, cost, and weight. I've actually been impressed with the iPhone SE's camera and have been using it more. I have a life-proof case in case I drop it in water. I wouldn't consider it waterproof but I don't take underwater shots anyway. If you want more control for creativity then you need something more sophisticated (and expensive). For me, a nice balance is the Sony Cybershot RX-10 which is the camera I use for most of the photography you see here. It uses a single attached lens (unlike a DSLR) is somewhat "weather proof" and can do a nice job with both macro and landscapes plus it can be run in full manual mode.

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  4. Mark, It was a very nice presentation and was glad I was able to attend. You should present to Thames Valley TU in the future.

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    1. Thanks Mike - it was nice to see you there, even though we didn't get to talk afterwards. Since the talk is all together, I would be happy to give it to whomever might be interested

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