sexyloops fly tying focus - hollywood

sexyloops fly tying focus - hollywood

t.z. | Friday, 3 February 2017

anybody know why shrimp turn orange when cooked? … anyways. I love natural colours. So do fish. Fish as in those with grease fins. Am I a fucked up racist when it comes to fish? I like those with grease fins - Whitefish, Grayling and - Brown, Sea, Marble, Biwa , Cutthroat, Coastal cutthroat, Crescenti , Alvord cutthroat , Bonneville cutthroat, Humboldt cutthroat, Lahontan cutthroat, Whitehorse Basin cutthroat, Paiute cutthroat, Snake River fine-spotted cutthroat, Westslope cutthroat, Yellowstone cutthroat, Colorado River cutthroat, Greenback cutthroat, Rio Grande cutthroat, Gila, Apache, Rainbow, Kamchatkan rainbow, Columbia River redband, Coastal rainbow (steelhead), Beardslee , Great Basin redband , Golden , Kern River rainbow , Sacramento golden , Little Kern golden , Kamloops rainbow , Baja California rainbow , Nelson's , Eagle Lake , McCloud River redband , Sheepheaven Creek redband
Mexican golden - TROUT. Not to forget the, Char - Brook, Bull, Dolly Varden, Lake - Trout and all it´s Atlantic cousins.

- variety makes the world a richer place. But you heard me already I guess.

I even attempted fishing for Pacific Salmon once … which was a sad story involving standing by the Salmon river, upstate NY with tenthousand others. Lesson learned. But that was pretty much the only fishing situation which wasn´t so super cool. The others were a blast. Thanks again to all the companions ...

That was many many years ago. I ran the European office for an US company. Flights with a return earlier than a week were priced as business flights and cost 4 times more than a tourist ticket. Felt like the airlines wanted you to stay. Good for me as I so could save money and use it for fishing trips in Oregon, Nevada, California, and on the east coast and one stint to Canada.



What a fantastic and beautiful place North America is, like the rest of this wonderful blue planet. When I close my eyes I can still feel the air and smell of the redwood forest. I met many very wonderful people. Kind and open folks. They are still there and still kind and open … no worries, I spare you all the feelings I have about those who want to make the globe flat again. Anyway, you see that on daily basis in the news. My little winter world is bombarded with the current news as well.

 

tz´s filmstudio



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This is what my little winter world looks like. I am producing a fly tying movie. It will be 3 sections of around 45 minutes each. Once you have seen all of it you should be a master tier and tie much better flies than Paul (wo seems more into glueing than tying) .. OK, you do not need 2 hours of instructional video for that, but hey.

Honestly, I work on making everyone I share something with better than me. I think worked several times. (if you feel you want to comment - feel free - we have a forum here  - see link below)

TaTaaaa - voila - the tzflyfishing “studios” - Gear: seriously fucking bright lamps (I am weareing sunblocker when filmin), a hero5, a Canon EOS 70D, with a set ofdifferent lenses (thanks Lars for the tips) and a new iMAC. I bought all this predomently for such projects. For YOU kind people of Sexyloops and the other flyfishers in other words. I still have no idea how I financed it, but heck. That´s just money. I might want to charge a small amount for the video, but this will never cover the cost. It´s more about knowing where the movie ends up ...

I am in the process of filming and editing at the same time. I am just waiting for some more interesting stuff to arrive so i can continue shooting (fuck, I hate that word) material. I watched a lot of youtube clips made by god. You hear him talk and watch his belly while thing appear and disappear in and out of the frame. I am not capable of magic so I am filming with 3 cams simultaneously which does not make it much easier. I think one should see all relevant information. Explanations go so much better with a bit of body language. The plan is to have the first 45 minute part ready in May. The other bits will be easier than and follow rather quickly.

Time for a break ... rice cooker seems finished so I can roll up some sushi ....

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Something else - we need one very essential thing ---- water. Without clean water there is no fishing, period. No scientific proof needed. It is a fact. Everybody knows that water is life, and without clean water there is no life. It seems like there are some people out the porposely unaware.  They don´t care. Their only interest is money. They need the water - our all water - to dump mining spoil, chemicals and so forth in it.

One would think that at least in countries where the gouvernment is elected by the people, would prevent the industry moguls from spoiling live for all. Spoiling in the literal sense. We see now that this is a naive hope. Some don´t care. They use the power they got from the people to make themselves and their buddies richer - they want want money ... not life.

The logical consequence is that these in danger and with their backs against the wall - I´m talking about you - you - you and yes you  - have to fight and take the power back.

Water does not know borders - and so should not our fight have borders. It´s an international alliance we have. A natural alliance based on the water we all need to live. 

Let´s stand together and resist this crazyness.  


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The sexyloops fly tying focus, hosted by t.z.

The goal is to show the different approaches to fly tying around the globe
(we believe in that the world is a globe actually)

... sharing and learning from each other - these are the key words.
Most of the tiers will are active on the sexyloops forum - "the board" - so join the very open
and friendly club of flyfishers here on s-loops.  
http://www.sexyloops.co.uk/theboard

Thomas Züllich, or - “t.z.” as most call him - is a German flyfisher & flytier living in Norway.