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Why Can't I See My Dry Flies?

 
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el Gordito



Joined: 16 Oct 2009
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Location: Waterville, Maine

PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2009 6:22 pm    Post subject: Why Can't I See My Dry Flies? Reply with quote

Bought Version 1.53 a few weeks ago and, instead of raking leaves and getting my house ready for a Maine winter, I have worked my way up to the Keya River. Most of the time on the other rivers I could see where my dry fly was on the water because it would blink out at the end of the leader & tippet. On the Keya I can't see any of my dry flies even though the strike indicator is visible when I'm nymphing. With the fluky winds it is hard enough to get my fly where I want it and not being able to see where my fly is or if it's dragging is a bummer and takes away realism.

Can I monkey with the 16 - 32 bit color or screen resolution to make my dry flies more visible or is this built in to the Keya for more challenge?

Great game!!! I can almost feel the tug on the line and the frustration of a broken tippet just as you get a fish to the net is about a realistic as a game can get.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2009 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the flies are less visible in the Keya because of the water color. If you cast out just a few feet, can you see your fly?

I recommend using the highest quality graphics your computer can handle (i.e. 32bit - 1280x1024).
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el Gordito



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2009 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a test....
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Bill Blake



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2009 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

el Gordito,

Are you running with anti-aliasing turned on? I've noticed that is sometimes harder to see the flies using with it turned on (particularly with high settings).

Of course, if you have no idea what I'm talking about the answer is most likely, "no," unless you have a computer gamer in the household.
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el Gordito



Joined: 16 Oct 2009
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Location: Waterville, Maine

PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2009 11:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have no idea what anti-aliasing is and doubt I have it running but then my Norton Internet Security sometimes does stuff for me that I don't understand and my Microsoft Windows XP and Internet Explorer have minds of their own.

I thing it is the water color on the Keya. I fidlled with the contrast and brightness controls on my monitor and can sometimes see some of the flies blinking out to about 20 - 30 feet of line. Further away than that and I have to guess where it is. The strike indicator while nymphing works fine anywhere I can cast to so I guess it is the numbe of pixels assigned to the fly image.

I'll just consider it yet another super-realistic feature since, at age 67, I can't see my real flies half the time I'm out fishing in real water and I bless the inventor of parachute posts every time I go out. Very Happy
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