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Fished and took pics 4/23 with Capt. Troy Sapp (Fins & Tails Guide Service) out of Tarpon Springs. Great guy and a fun trip. Fishing was a little tough with a weird northwest breeze and approximately 9,362 jet skis engaged in what appeared to be a highly coordinated effort to drive over every square yard of fishable water at 55 mph. But we still got a few.
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great pics
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That's some skinny water fishing!

I'll bet those Shimano Symetres were nice and smooth....

Capt Troy seems to do a great job putting folks on fish..

Damn good pics!
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z, did you take the photos?
They are GREAT!!!!


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Originally Posted by 240 LTS View Post
z, did you take the photos?
They are GREAT!!!!


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I was going to say the same, great shots.
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Thanks very much, all. Yes, I took them.

TriumphRick, you must be the "reel guy" Troy was talking about. Yes, they were smooth, unlike mine, which is only about 6 months old but does this weird thing where the handle binds up intermittently to the point it's unusable. Troy said he'd had one or two do the same thing and that his reel guy said it was a "friction ring" or something like that.
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I dream of a world without jet skis.
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Thanks very much, all. Yes, I took them.

TriumphRick, you must be the "reel guy" Troy was talking about. Yes, they were smooth, unlike mine, which is only about 6 months old but does this weird thing where the handle binds up intermittently to the point it's unusable. Troy said he'd had one or two do the same thing and that his reel guy said it was a "friction ring" or something like that.

Can you elaborate a little (or a lot) about the camera, lens, setting, bokeh, post processing if there was any?
They are crystal clear.

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Yes, I am Capt Troys reel guy...and you probably could use a service and a friction ring..

But tell us more about the pics, as they were impressive.

I noticed on some of your websites you created that the photos were just as stellar and unique; that's a great advantage in showing prospective clients something different in a website!


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Rick, what would I be looking at, roughly, for that friction ring? Is it worth it on an $80 reel? If it's fixed/repaired, will it not do the same thing again? And finally, is that a known issue with Symetres, and has it been addressed now? I like the reel otherwise, and I'd pick up a couple more if I thought they wouldn't do the same thing.

Pics were all shot with a Canon 6D body, Canon 16-35mm f/4L (set at f/4 for most of these), and B+W circular polarizer in raw format. Processed in Adobe Camera Raw and Photoshop with just typical, relatively minor adjustments to levels, saturation/vibrance, and some sharpening. Shooting on raw, for anybody who hasn't tried it, is definitely more tie consuming, but it also gives you waaay more flexibility and room for error.

The 6D, which I've had for a few months now, is my first full-frame body, and the difference in dynamic range over the 7D is amazing -- especially the ability to pull detail out of shadows in bright, glaring light. The full frame also makes for noticeably shallow depth of field at the same focal length and aperture.

This shot is a good example of what I mean about detail in shadows. The 7D wouldn't have been able to get nearly that much color and detail out of the boat without blowing out everything else.
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Rick, what would I be looking at, roughly, for that friction ring? Is it worth it on an $80 reel? If it's fixed/repaired, will it not do the same thing again? And finally, is that a known issue with Symetres, and has it been addressed now? I like the reel otherwise, and I'd pick up a couple more if I thought they wouldn't do the same thing.

Pics were all shot with a Canon 6D body, Canon 16-35mm f/4L (set at f/4 for most of these), and B+W circular polarizer in raw format. Processed in Adobe Camera Raw and Photoshop with just typical, relatively minor adjustments to levels, saturation/vibrance, and some sharpening. Shooting on raw, for anybody who hasn't tried it, is definitely more tie consuming, but it also gives you waaay more flexibility and room for error.

The 6D, which I've had for a few months now, is my first full-frame body, and the difference in dynamic range over the 7D is amazing -- especially the ability to pull detail out of shadows in bright, glaring light. The full frame also makes for noticeably shallow depth of field at the same focal length and aperture.

This shot is a good example of what I mean about detail in shadows. The 7D wouldn't have been able to get nearly that much color and detail out of the boat without blowing out everything else.
Thanks for all that...I could tell it was something pretty good and the technique was different as well...I knew it sure as hell isn't taken with a Kodak..

A service on the reel is $25 and the friction ring is a $2 part. That is most likely the issue.
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Rick, what would I be looking at, roughly, for that friction ring? Is it worth it on an $80 reel? If it's fixed/repaired, will it not do the same thing again? And finally, is that a known issue with Symetres, and has it been addressed now? I like the reel otherwise, and I'd pick up a couple more if I thought they wouldn't do the same thing.

Pics were all shot with a Canon 6D body, Canon 16-35mm f/4L (set at f/4 for most of these), and B+W circular polarizer in raw format. Processed in Adobe Camera Raw and Photoshop with just typical, relatively minor adjustments to levels, saturation/vibrance, and some sharpening. Shooting on raw, for anybody who hasn't tried it, is definitely more tie consuming, but it also gives you waaay more flexibility and room for error.

The 6D, which I've had for a few months now, is my first full-frame body, and the difference in dynamic range over the 7D is amazing -- especially the ability to pull detail out of shadows in bright, glaring light. The full frame also makes for noticeably shallow depth of field at the same focal length and aperture.

This shot is a good example of what I mean about detail in shadows. The 7D wouldn't have been able to get nearly that much color and detail out of the boat without blowing out everything else.
Thank you.

If you would, start a thread like some photographers have done (or make it this one) to post photos so we have one thread to go to and not miss any.
I'll subscribe.
Change the title to, zmt photos, or something if you want.
They are that good.

Just a thought.

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That's a great compliment and much appreciated. I wish I could get out enough to justify a "dedicated" thread. But I will just start adding new stuff on this thread and change the name down the road. Thanks again.
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nice

I also have a 6D and 16-35 f/4L. Love that combo.
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That's a great compliment and much appreciated. I wish I could get out enough to justify a "dedicated" thread. But I will just start adding new stuff on this thread and change the name down the road. Thanks again.



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Thanks for the photos and the day on the water.

Just wrapped up a very long day. We fell a little short on the local slam tournament with 70 boats.

Missed winning it all by inches. 35.5 snook 28.5 red and a 22inch trout.

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I hate second place by inches fishing against 264 anglers.

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You bet. Nice fish!
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At the suggestion of 240 LTS, I'm going just add pics to this thread, rather than creating new ones.

These are a few more "personality" type shots.

The first is boat-builder and legendary guide Harry Spear at his shop last month in Panacea, Florida.

The second two are client and friend Capt. Brian Clancy on a chilly day last December on Mosquito Lagoon.
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Awesome!!



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