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I find it disconcerting that while we flyfishermen have done many posts re this or that fly there's been nary a report about the fish that were caught with any of those flies?In my case I quit taking pictures of fish when I retired years ago having taken so many as an insurance adjustor when a camera was always handy and when I was constantly developing film for the job. I started taking fish pics again last year when I received a digital camera. I didn't do any posts because being a computer dummy I never learned how to post pics and didn't see the point of a post without corroborating pics.I have however put together an album of most of my better catches this past year and will be bringing it to the Blowout for review if anybody's interested.If nothing else it should show skeptical spinfishermen and would be flyfishers that quality fish of various species can be caught with fly gear.P.S.The pics are date and time stamped and I've noted the river and size of the smallmouth in the border of each pic.

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as they say proof is in the picture . there are many anglers that dont believe we have good smallmouth fishing in illinois. thats why they go to canada or lake erie. see you there ron rich

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Over the years I've used at least 4 different waterproof cases for my camera. I've got a hard case, and 3 different styles of soft cases. All of them kept the camera dry, but all of them were a pain to use while wading. Holding a bass in one hand while trying to open the water tight case and remove your camera with the other, always proved a challenge. My move to a waterproof camera was by far the best solution. I just purchased my second waterproof camera and am looking to sell my first one which still works well but does not have the features and resolution of the newer models. If you're looking for an easy to use waterproof camera, check out the For Sale forums here. I also have some waterproof cases I can part with.

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I'm not very computer savvy so the following instructions may need some help (they will work if followed but I'm sure someone else could simplify or explain them better than I)....

 

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There are a few good photo hosting sites out there in web land. Here are step by step instructions on how to put a photo in your post. There are other ways to do this but I find this to be the easiest

 

1) type (or copy/paste...see below for more info) http://tinypic.com/ into your web browser and then hit the "go" button or "enter" on your keypad (this will bring you to a free photo hosting web site called tinypic.com)

 

2) find a button called "browse" located near the upper right of the tinypic start-up page

 

3) when your cursor is over that button left click (on your mouse) once and this will bring you to your computer documents screen

 

4) assuming that you have already used your digital camera's photo editing software to adjust such things as lighting,cropping and most importantly size (this should be reduced to approx. 480X640 for easy viewing on posts) simply double left click on "my pictures" and then double left click on the photo you want in your post. It's important to save the original high quality photo if you want to use it in another format such as the newsletter or a framed print.

 

5) the last step should bring the chosen photo into the tinypic "File:" box located next to the "browse" button. at this point you can add a "Tag:" below the "File:" box (a tag is simply a desciption of the photo...you can skip this if you wish) and then click "File Type"..."image" or "video" depending on which format you are uploading (for photos click "image")

 

6) click "Upload now!" (the green and white box below the File,Tag and File Type)

 

7) when the uploading is complete a message will read "Thanks! We got your image!" and your image will appear near the upper far right of the screen.

 

8) just to the left of the image you will see various ways to use your uploaded image. for this web site forum left click on the gray words that read "IMG code for forums and message boards"...this will highlight (and copy without right clicking) the link to your photo

 

9) one final step! because the image link has been highlighted and copied all that's left to do is to "paste" it into your post...to do this place your cursor right where you want your photo to be in your post, right click and select "paste"...your image link from tinypic.com is now in your post.

 

Copy/Paste instructions:

 

When you want to transfer information (already on your screen) such as a web site address, rather than typing out the address in your web browser simply place your cursor just to the left of the information you want transferred (be careful not to grab additional info beyond the desired data) press and hold the left mouse button and then drag the cursor over the desired data (this will highlight what you want transferred) then release the left mouse button (the area should remain highlighted).

 

Again place your cursor over the highlighted area and right click (while remaining over the highlighted area)..a box will drop down...slide your cursor down to the "copy" selection and left click once. next decide where you want to transfer the data (such as a web browser for a web address) when your cursor is at the new location right click and select "paste" in the drop box. Your info is now transfered!

 

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GENTS,

 

Plano makes a nice waterproof case that hangs around your neck w/ a lanyard - fits your slim line

digital camera, phone, license etc.... Chauncey Niziol was kind enough to give one to my Cub Scout

son, Ian, for answering a few questions about Illinois' heritage but I know Plano makes them.

 

Might be worth a shot checking on line or visiting the Plano store in Sandwich for one. I like it because

I've taken a few dunks, one good one last season where everything except the top of my head got soaked!

My friend and new smallie addict will not let me live it down either. My goodness, that was a huge boulder.

That's what I get for dragging my feet and not stepping cautious & deliberately. And I thought I knew my

creek pretty well, better see someone for a second opinion on that one.

 

Tight lines -

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My thing is that I almost always wade and have been known to take the occasional plunge and have yet to trust any container from preventing my camera from getting wet but maybe this year. How do you carry yours when on the water?

The first camera I had last year given to me as a gift did meet a swift death when I fell while wading Sugar Creek in Indiana.I went to Meier intending to replace it with another Kodak that was on sale as were some Fujis.I wound up getting a Fuji A400 when after telling the salesman what had happened he advised that not only was a waterproof case available but was free with the purchase.Got the camera for only $95 and the $70 case gratis.Some deal! Better yet the case is specific to that model{and to the A500} and doesn't have to be removed to shoot pics. I remove it only to change batteries or transfering pics to the computer.It's waterproof to a depth of 10' and has already saved the camera a cupl times when I've fallen.While it adds bulk to the camera its strap enables me to carry it around my neck with the camera hanging on my back just below the collarbone.While only 4m the camera takes great 4x6pics even in 2m which is what I have used.I've even had several expanded to 6x8 with no discernable loss in quality which I framed and hung on the wall.I'd like to pass on one tip re fish pics.Leave the fish in the water still hooked up and lay the rod on the shore.[ I f the fish doesn't appear to be solidly hooked first remove the hook and rehook him solidly.}The fish will typically quit pulling and relax when he no longer feels being pulled against.This is a tactic used by experienced fishermen when fighting very large unstoppable fish.Both hands are free to ready the camera and you needn't rush knowing that the fish is still in the water in a relaxed state presumably already recovering from the fight.

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I'm not very computer savvy so the following instructions may need some help (they will work if followed but I'm sure someone else could simplify or explain them better than I)....

 

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There are a few good photo hosting sites out there in web land. Here are step by step instructions on how to put a photo in your post. There are other ways to do this but I find this to be the easiest

 

1) type (or copy/paste...see below for more info) http://tinypic.com/ into your web browser and then hit the "go" button or "enter" on your keypad (this will bring you to a free photo hosting web site called tinypic.com)

 

2) find a button called "browse" located near the upper right of the tinypic start-up page

 

3) when your cursor is over that button left click (on your mouse) once and this will bring you to your computer documents screen

 

4) assuming that you have already used your digital camera's photo editing software to adjust such things as lighting,cropping and most importantly size (this should be reduced to approx. 480X640 for easy viewing on posts) simply double left click on "my pictures" and then double left click on the photo you want in your post. It's important to save the original high quality photo if you want to use it in another format such as the newsletter or a framed print.

 

5) the last step should bring the chosen photo into the tinypic "File:" box located next to the "browse" button. at this point you can add a "Tag:" below the "File:" box (a tag is simply a desciption of the photo...you can skip this if you wish) and then click "File Type"..."image" or "video" depending on which format you are uploading (for photos click "image")

 

6) click "Upload now!" (the green and white box below the File,Tag and File Type)

 

7) when the uploading is complete a message will read "Thanks! We got your image!" and your image will appear near the upper far right of the screen.

 

8) just to the left of the image you will see various ways to use your uploaded image. for this web site forum left click on the gray words that read "IMG code for forums and message boards"...this will highlight (and copy without right clicking) the link to your photo

 

9) one final step! because the image link has been highlighted and copied all that's left to do is to "paste" it into your post...to do this place your cursor right where you want your photo to be in your post, right click and select "paste"...your image link from tinypic.com is now in your post.

 

Copy/Paste instructions:

 

When you want to transfer information (already on your screen) such as a web site address, rather than typing out the address in your web browser simply place your cursor just to the left of the information you want transferred (be careful not to grab additional info beyond the desired data) press and hold the left mouse button and then drag the cursor over the desired data (this will highlight what you want transferred) then release the left mouse button (the area should remain highlighted).

 

Again place your cursor over the highlighted area and right click (while remaining over the highlighted area)..a box will drop down...slide your cursor down to the "copy" selection and left click once. next decide where you want to transfer the data (such as a web browser for a web address) when your cursor is at the new location right click and select "paste" in the drop box. Your info is now transfered!

 

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Many thanks for the info Don. I'll print a copy and give it a try{ but knowing myself when it comes to computers it'll probably take me at least 10 tries}

 

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there are many anglers that dont believe we have good smallmouth fishing in illinois. thats why they go to canada or lake erie...... rich

 

Rich,

You might want to keep that info under your hat.

 

Boasting about all the good SMB angling in IL, may result in anglers not going to Wisc.

Lots of Wisc businesses are now suffering, because of gas prices, etc, and will suffer even more.

Wisc will also lots of revenue from the non-residents license fees.

;-)

 

 

 

 

 

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I find it disconcerting that while we flyfishermen have done many posts re this or that fly there's been nary a report about the fish that were caught with any of those flies?In my case I quit taking pictures of fish when I retired years ago having taken so many as an insurance adjustor when a camera was always handy and when I was constantly developing film for the job. I started taking fish pics again last year when I received a digital camera. I didn't do any posts because being a computer dummy I never learned how to post pics and didn't see the point of a post without corroborating pics.I have however put together an album of most of my better catches this past year and will be bringing it to the Blowout for review if anybody's interested.If nothing else it should show skeptical spinfishermen and would be flyfishers that quality fish of various species can be caught with fly gear.P.S.The pics are date and time stamped and I've noted the river and size of the smallmouth in the border of each pic.

 

 

Easy as eating cake. Don covered it

 

You need to transfer your pics from your camera to your computer. You can take out the memory card and plug it in your computer if you have a newer one their should be a slot. Or using a USB cable. Make sure you put them somewhere you can find them on the computer (think of it as a library).

 

Sign up for a free Photobucket.com account. This is where you will upload and store your pics. Copy the location on your photobucket account that you uploaded the pic to, then paste the location of your pic URL address into the img box above.

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Ron,

Although Don's instructions are good for all message boards, the 9 step program there doesn't scream out I'm easy.

 

The ISA and its advanced message board technology with image hosting built in provides an easier solution. The problem with tinypic.com and other image hosting sites is they have time limits on accounts if they remain inactive. Then people go back through old posts and you see the box with an x in it where a picture used to be. Anyone seen that before?

 

Consider the ISA boards easier option. Of coarse like bterril said, you must have your pictures downloaded off of your camera and on your computor saved in a location you can find.

 

1) Just under the message box I am typing in now there is a section called Attachments. In the right hand part of that section is a button called Browse... Click that button.

 

2)A box will appear that is a window to your computor. Go find where you saved those pictures (My Pictures for example) and click the Open button in the bottom right of the window once you have found & clicked on the picture you want.

 

3)The window to your computor files will disappear and a path to your pictures will appear to the left of the browse... button. Your next step is to click the UPLOAD button just to the right of the Browse... button. A message of Uploading File will appear with a circular spinning graphic.

 

4)The last step is to put your cursor in the spot of you message that you want the picture to go. Basically wherever you stoped typing last. Then go back to the Attachment section and click the down arrow to the right of Manage Current Attachements. Click on the picture you uploaded and it will be placed in the spot where you were last typing in your message.

 

Here:

 

That's a total of about 5-6 clicks and your there.

I hope this helps.

 

 

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I agree Paul. That is an easier system. The only thing I would recommend is saving your original size and reducing the size you plan on putting on the site. The photo you posted is about 2.5 times the size of my monitor. ;)

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I agree Paul. That is an easier system. The only thing I would recommend is saving your original size and reducing the size you plan on putting on the site. The photo you posted is about 2.5 times the size of my monitor. ;)

If you give it time it will shrink down to an appropriate size once it is loaded. I suppose for people with dial up that could take a while. Don't you want the fine detail enough to see an old decayed sassy shad sitting a foot under the water?

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If you give it time it will shrink down to an appropriate size once it is loaded. I suppose for people with dial up that could take a while. Don't you want the fine detail enough to see an old decayed sassy shad sitting a foot under the water?

 

I have dsl. I clicked on the photo and waited three minutes just for kicks. Nothing happened. Still 2.5 times the size of my monitor. Perhaps I just need to buy a monitor that's 27" wide or so. ;) I've heard from many members that have the same problem and they too don't have dial-up. No big deal, even part of a fish photo is better than none at all!

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That's a nice stringer of rainbows. Are those from the DNR spring or fall stocking programs here in IL?

There from a strip pit at a fishing and hunting club near Braidwood. Check out the album I'll have at the Blowout for more date and time stamped pics of 'bows etc.

Thanks again for the pic posting info.Re your discussion with Don about pic size mine also were too large and off center at first but after a few seconds self ajusted to comply with the size of my 15" monitor.I have dial up.

 

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Ron,

I thought those rainbow looked bigger than those scrawny ones the DNR stocks.

 

Don,

Sorry about my past posts of my big fat mug taking up more than your whole screen. I'm wondering now if more poeple have it resize like me & Ron or if more people are like Don with it staying bigger than the screen? It could be just an internet browser setting. Don have you upgraded from that commadore 64 yet?

 

I'm just lazy & don't want to resize my pictures and have doubles choking out all of memory on my PC. I'm willing to conform if it is more than Don. Can we get a survey here?

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We stock rainbows in a club pond as well, and one year they brought the wrong ones.

People were catching 17" and larger bows for a month.

Quite interesting to tangle with through a hole in the ice, especially.

 

Glad to hear they weren't from a river or stream stocking.

Stocking invasives in Rock Creek and elsewhere is one of my biggest pet peeves.

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