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Thread: New Camera and HI Report

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    Default New Camera and HI Report

    Finally got another camera!!! Thanks to everyone that offered recommendations... After a bit of research, I discovered that the newest Pentax waterproof was set for release at the end of March and waited to get it. It is the Optio W30 and so far it is great!

    I finally got the camera this last weekend and of course had to try it out soon. I haven't been fishing the Hiwassee much so I decided to see how it was fishing. I arrived at the river around 4:30 and drove slowly all the way to the Powerhouse. No one else was around for once so I decided to start out there. The caddis hatch has apparently started and the fish were responding enthusiastically. I tied on an experimental pattern I came up with recently and soon had a fish on. The action continued until I just got tired of fishing there and moved downriver to try something else. A streamer pattern accounted for a few more fish downriver as the hatch there wasn't as heavy as it was near the powerhouse. Anyway, enough about the fishing...

    The new camera takes good photos although next time I will probably try shooting in a larger format. It took excellent underwater pictures which made for some fun...
    Half above, half under...




    All the fish were nice-sized and very healthy...

    Last edited by David Knapp; 04-11-2007 at 09:38 PM.
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    WOW! Just love that third picture! Excellent!

    Thanks for sharing.

    Paula

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    Default Wow

    Great pictures man! Looked like fun.

    Steve

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    Awesome PA,

    Looking to get down to the Hi for a little camp and fish soon! Also looking at new camera's. Might have to go with the W30...

    Mark......
    "Great things are done when men and mountains meet." William Blake

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    Nice pics! Glad to see you got a new camera. The underwater photo looks pretty good. I look forward to seeing more photos from your fishing excursions.

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    Great Report!!! I can't wait to be home!

    When I get back we can go to Abram's and you can get a pic of me under water. I fall in every time!

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    snare drum, cymbal!
    Trevor

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    Default Nice camera idea

    Nice idea of the waterproof camera. I always put my camera in a zip lock bag in my vest to try hopefully keep it dry if (or when) I fall in. I just hope I don't slip while taking a picture in the stream.
    May you be knee deep in a stream with a smile on your face and a tug on your line.

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    I have the w20 and agree it is a great camera, that's what all my pics are shot on. Haven't messed around with the underwater pictures too much, i mainly just got a waterproof in case it takes the inevitable dunk. Anyways, great report.

    Craig

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    Dryfly1,

    Don't wait too long to get down to the Hiwassee. The river is fishing really good with the caddis showing up. In my opinion, fishing a good caddis hatch is one of the more exciting types of dry fly fishing...
    "Then He said to them, 'Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.'" Matthew 4:19

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