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Grousegunner
02-21-2008, 11:26 AM
This message board is really great. It has something to offer for nearly all fly anglers. However, there is no ROD BUILDING FORUM. I know there are several members on this board with rod building experience. I'm sure that a rod building forum would be a popular addition to this board.

Just a thought...

Byron Begley
02-21-2008, 02:13 PM
Grousegunner,

This sounds like a good idea to me. Let's see who else is in favor of this before we make the change. Also, who would like to see a photography forum?

Byron

ijsouth
02-21-2008, 02:23 PM
I'm all for the photography forum; I need all the help I can get with my fish/outdoor pics, especially since I've forked over the $$$ for a real camera that can take those cool underwater pics.

BTW - the rain is headed your way...miserable day here.

mtnman2888
02-21-2008, 02:25 PM
I think both ideas are great, although i lean a little more towards the photgraphy aspect just because i don't have any experience rod building. I would like to build a rod one day, but time is always the road block there. I fully back both ideas, however, and think that it would be a great addition to an already great message board. If it's not too much more work, then go for it, i'd love it!

Craig

irfishing
02-21-2008, 03:32 PM
A photography forum would be a great addition.
But as Craig said, "If it's not to much more work".

mtnman2888
02-21-2008, 05:48 PM
Yeah, i know y'all already put alot of time and effort into not only the website, but your business as a whole. Don't want to be greedy and ask for too much!

Craig

Byron Begley
02-21-2008, 06:04 PM
Adding a forum is something Paula can do in a few minutes. What we don't want to do is have too many so people can't find the one's they want. I don't think we are at that point. Rod building is a very rewarding hobby that is fairly easy to do. I have built several. There is also a little photographer in most of us and discussing cameras and techniques would be appreciated by all including me. There is always a new point and shoot coming to market that is perfect for fishermen. So, please add your 2 cents and let's be sure our readers really want this. Don't worry about the work it takes to do it. That is not an issue. But I appreciate your concern.

Byron

sammcdonald
02-21-2008, 07:35 PM
a photography forum would be welcome..........sam

Grousegunner
02-21-2008, 07:38 PM
I think the addition of both photography and rod building forums would be valuable to the members of this board. I've learned a great deal about fly fishing through the discussions on this site...and I continue to learn more every day. Just imagine what we could learn from each other about photography and rod building!

Also, these forums would provide an avenue to attract new members.

Grousegunner

David Knapp
02-21-2008, 08:25 PM
I love the idea of a photography forum...also I don't build rods but hope to someday so I'm interested in learning from what others are doing/talking about...

buckeyetrouter
02-22-2008, 08:41 AM
I would enjoy both forums but even more so the photography forum.....

here are a few shots from the lunar eclipse this week using a Nikon D50 with a 300mm zoom and a 2x teleconverter to get the party started....

buckeyetrouter

Early Moon
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l303/buckeyetrouter/DSC_0026.jpg

Partial eclipse approx. 9:45pm
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l303/buckeyetrouter/DSC_0070.jpg

Eclipse shot at approx 9:58pm
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l303/buckeyetrouter/DSC_0091.jpg

mtnman2888
02-22-2008, 10:19 AM
Those are some nice pics, buckeye. I think the photography forum would get hit pretty heavy, i know i would be posting alot because there is alot to understand. Nothing aggrevates me worse than to take a picture out on the stream only to come back home and upload it and it's blurry or messed up some other way. I'm sure there are many more experienced photographers on here that could help troubleshoot and fix problems that some of us have. It would be a great place to share tips to help ensure that a bad picture isn't taken when you hook that nice fish.

Craig

buzzmcmanus
02-22-2008, 11:17 AM
I will throw in my vote for the photography section. However, I don't often take pictures of fish, not good enough at catching them to worry about taking ones picture.

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u51/buzzmcmanus/DSC_0567.jpg

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u51/buzzmcmanus/DSC_0580.jpg

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u51/buzzmcmanus/DSC_0530.jpg

jeffnles1
02-22-2008, 05:41 PM
The photography forum interests me more than the rod building forum. The only reason is that I take photos and would enjoy a place to share ideas. I do not build rods (do not need another hoby) so I would get little use from it.

I know a lot of guys here are rod builders and I wouldn't want my personal preference to deny them a place to chat about rod building.

Jeff

Jubal
02-22-2008, 10:36 PM
Photography YES, rod building sounds cool but I don't build rods.