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flyaday2014 january

Matt BennettComment
I’m not really happy with this pic.  I forced myself to use my DSLR tonight but couldn’t quite get it to do what I wanted after messing with it for an hour and a half.  Sometimes you just have to throw in the towel to fight another day.  Bottom to top: 
 January 20 - Ostriceiver 
 January 21 - Finpusher.com’s Provo Hooker 
 January 22 - Tommy Lynch’s Drunk and Disorderly Remix:  Shad Rap 
 January 23 - Lefty’s Deceiver 
 January 24 - Brad Bohen’s Hangtime Optic Minnow 
 January 25 - McKnight’s Home Invader 
 January 26 - Feather-tail Murdich Minnow

I’m not really happy with this pic.  I forced myself to use my DSLR tonight but couldn’t quite get it to do what I wanted after messing with it for an hour and a half.  Sometimes you just have to throw in the towel to fight another day.

Bottom to top:

January 20 - Ostriceiver

January 21 - Finpusher.com’s Provo Hooker

January 22 - Tommy Lynch’s Drunk and Disorderly Remix:  Shad Rap

January 23 - Lefty’s Deceiver

January 24 - Brad Bohen’s Hangtime Optic Minnow

January 25 - McKnight’s Home Invader

January 26 - Feather-tail Murdich Minnow

Matt BennettComment

I did things a little different again this week.  Having trouble kicking the streamer habit.  Some of the materials I have on the way aren’t going to help, either.

From left to right:

January 13 - Nick Granato’s Death Dog

January 14 - Thomas Harvey’s Legs for Days

January 15 - Brian Wise’s Articulated rendition of Legs for Days

January 16 - Death Dog, redux

January 17 - Garcia’s Rojo Midge (bottom)

January 18 - variation of Galloup’s Sex Dungeon

January 19 - Thomas Harvey’s Trophy Wife

Matt BennettComment

Here’s the week one recap of my previously mentioned Fly-a-day 2014 project.  If you’ve been following along on social media, you’ve seen all this via iPhone photo (which sucks most of the time for flies.)  I wanted to do them justice with at least a point and shoot photo, as I’m hoping to get better with my photography this year.  Two birds, one stone!

January 1 — Rusty Rat

January 2 - Simply Cree Mayfly

January 3 - Lunch Money Sculpin

January 4 - Mike Schmidt’s Junkyard Dog

January 5 - Whitlock’s Deep Minnow

The idea was to have recipes to go with these, but that’s pretty time-intensive.  I’d be happy to share them on request, however.  Just let me know here, Facebook, or wherever.