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by Viking Lars
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Photography
Topic: Lens for nature shots
Replies: 7
Views: 98

Re: Lens for nature shots

In that case, go for a 70-200mm f/2.8 and an SLR with an APSC-size sensor, Nikon D500 for instance, but there are many other good choices. I just know Nikon best :-).
by Viking Lars
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Photography
Topic: Lens for nature shots
Replies: 7
Views: 98

Re: Lens for nature shots

For that kind of nature photography, you obviously need a long lens. How long depends on what (if any) equipment you have now and how close you can get. For shooting wild life, I'd say 200mm is an absolute minimum (an note that 200mm isn't *just* 200mm, it depends on the sensor size of your camera)....
by Viking Lars
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Daily Planet
Topic: Lock down days!
Replies: 35
Views: 522

Re: Lock down days!

Our lock has also been extended until Easter - and further extensions could be coming. We might also be adviced against (maybe even forcved not to) travel between regions of the country...

Lars
by Viking Lars
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Daily Planet
Topic: Lock down days!
Replies: 35
Views: 522

Re: Lock down days!

Right - Piffen, thanks for chiming in, I did seem to remember it was jarrah (with an *h* :-).

And thanks Mark - it does look very similar to that fresh cut of yours, and of course, Piffen has confirmed. It'll be interesting to to try working with it.

Lars
by Viking Lars
Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Daily Planet
Topic: Lock down days!
Replies: 35
Views: 522

Re: Lock down days!

Hey Mark!

This lock down thread can be whatever we want it to - doesn't have to be fly fishing related :-). Now that you say it, I actually think the wood I got from Piffen was jarra. Brown, very hard, not highly figured, seems quite oily?

Piffen - was it jarra?

Lars
by Viking Lars
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Daily Planet
Topic: Lock down days!
Replies: 35
Views: 522

Re: Lock down days!

Piffen - I started cutting a piece off that wood yesterday, just with a handsaw. I quickly gave up and ordered that bandsaw I've wanted to years. Christ, that's hard wood :-).

Lars
by Viking Lars
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Daily Planet
Topic: Lock down days!
Replies: 35
Views: 522

Re: Lock down days!

Just for the record - if, and I underline if, I were to stock pile anything, it certainly wouldn't be loo paper (I can stick my arse under the shower - most people can't it seems), nor will it be canned food or dried spaghetti. Nope - dishwashing soap, dammit - imagine having to wash up manually aft...
by Viking Lars
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Daily Planet
Topic: Lock down days!
Replies: 35
Views: 522

Re: Lock down days!

Mark - gardening is out of the question here as our dump sites are also closed :-). I'll be tying flies and probably begin restoration work on a friend's kitchen knife as well. Piffen sent me some very nice chunks of wood that'll yield several knife handles, so I'll use that for the first time.

Lars
by Viking Lars
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Flytying
Topic: Indicator Fly / Indicator with a hook
Replies: 13
Views: 237

Re: Indicator Fly / Indicator with a hook

A Klinkhamer doesn't float - it hangs in the surface film on the parachute hackle, so it cannot, as you've experienced, support weighted flies. Adding buoyant materials materials above the hackle doesn't help as they're not in contact with the water. They are of course very light, which doesn't harm...
by Viking Lars
Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Daily Planet
Topic: Lock down days!
Replies: 35
Views: 522

Lock down days!

I thought we could start sharing what we do if we're in any state of lock down. Here in Denmark, many workplaces have been shut down and most are operating on minimum personnel. We're advised to stay home and only go out for shopping, the pharmacist and if one needs to get in contact with the health...

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