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15 Oct 2011

A note on blue


Blue - blue hackles, blue tinsel - is an important component of many sea-trout flies. Think of the Teal, Blue and Silver. Yet there's blue and there's blue. I find that a bright, pale blue - an almost iridescent blue - is rather better than, say, midnight blue or even kingfisher blue. The shot illustrates the kind of blue I'm on about. The image was taken a year ago when I was fiddling about with Sunk Lures (and please see entry below) and blue hackles. Photographed under a desk-lamp, this blue was a revelation: it was practically luminous.

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