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The Rule of Threes
Post 14 Jul 2010, 11:35 • #1 
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In photography and design, good things come in threes.

So let's see your "three of a kinds," be it 3 generations of Hardy glass, a Heddon reel family, or whatever. [Please, no photos of #*$*!%% cheese.]

A flock of Golden Eagles.
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I prefer them underlined one line weight.
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Post 14 Jul 2010, 11:55 • #2 
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Nice Golden Eagles!

I don't have (3) of any rod ... I guess I do have three Hardy's, but not the same models ...

I think this could be a really neat thread and I am looking forward to seeing people's trios Image

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Post 14 Jul 2010, 12:23 • #3 
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Docbd, that is absolutely fantastic. I wonder if I had it wrong all these years. I always referred to that as the "rule of thirds, " and so this fractional concept was useless as far as having one third of a shotgun, fly rod, or fly reel. Two-by-two, side-by-each--I had to go by having two of something I especially liked. I do have three and four deep of various favorite stuff, but never had an aesthetic or theoretical rationale for it.

If it is official to call it the "rule of three," I'm down for it. The Martin MG 3, by its very name, is appropriate to have three of; there are three in this photo and, under the side-by-each concept, two of another Martin style. I think I have 6 Martin MG 3 reels, but I keep them in two groups of three.

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Post 14 Jul 2010, 12:36 • #4 
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whirlpool, you're right on both accounts. There is both a rule of thirds as well as threes.

But if anyone wants to show a third of a rod (like my busted up Sage SFL!), go right ahead.

Oh, and it need not be "3 deep" of a certain series; go ahead and show us your 3 yellow glass rods or 3 vintage 5 wts or 3 favorite flies.


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Post 15 Jul 2010, 15:40 • #5 
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This is the best pic I have at the moment and my avatar. Three of the four are 6.5ft Wright & McGill or Eagle Claw Featherlights (60's, 70's and 80's versions). The other (second from bottom) is a mid-70's 6ft Eagle Claw Featherlight

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Post 15 Jul 2010, 17:58 • #6 
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Post 16 Jul 2010, 00:09 • #7 
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how about three landing nets, two Ed Cumings and last but not least an antique Meisselbach & Bro. spring bow net in new unused condition.

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Post 16 Jul 2010, 00:46 • #8 
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Post 16 Jul 2010, 03:53 • #9 
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Post 16 Jul 2010, 03:55 • #10 
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Post 16 Jul 2010, 04:08 • #11 
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... 1494 - 1938 patent
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hidden is a horseshoe-latch Gem (upper left) and 1394, back right)


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Post 16 Jul 2010, 05:17 • #12 
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Exquisite series of photos. A rhetorical device for emphasis, as in, "This threes-rule is good. Good, I tell you. Good."

Three 333 fly lines. Three 3-blade mini-stockman Camillus/Remington pocket knives. Three Martin 3-to-1 multipliers (a gray one, a black one, and a wide-spool marked for LL Bean. Three growlers.

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Post 16 Jul 2010, 06:24 • #13 
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Maybe Winston also knew about the rule of threes? A Winston Perfect trio.

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Post 16 Jul 2010, 07:21 • #14 
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Three Horrocks-Ibbotson Sportcraft 60 and 60E Reels:


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Post 16 Jul 2010, 17:53 • #15 
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The DAM Quick family 25, 45 & 55
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The ultimate Fenwick trio, three 1st generation Feralites, FF70-4, FF-79 & FF-85
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,,,and the most precious three, my girls (three generations) ... (pay no mind to the fat white-haired guy)
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Post 17 Jul 2010, 07:23 • #16 
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NO +!#%+*%%!%#! CHEESE! HA ... For that comment, and a whole bunch of Eagle Claw hate'in this week on the forum, I present the 2010 Featherlights. HA ...

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Post 17 Jul 2010, 08:15 • #17 
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Thanks Cameron. I knew you had three of something (including things to do that delayed you getting a photo into this series). You know, not everyone likes each Eagle Claw, but we all love all of them. Those three are sweethearts. Sweethearts, I say, sweethearts.


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Post 17 Jul 2010, 10:44 • #18 
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Here's three T&T Heirlooms with three Hardys on board.


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Post 17 Jul 2010, 14:18 • #19 
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HA ... Okay ... the Featherlight photo was more or less a silly joke. I need to get my gear out and play with the camera a bit but did come across a photo of three of my favorite (all except my boxed minty Valdex) J.W. Young reels ...

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Post 17 Jul 2010, 14:50 • #20 
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Cameron ... You were slow to the dance! But your 2010's looked sweet.[/b wrote:
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This is the best pic I have at the moment and my avatar. Three of the four are 6.5ft Wright & McGill or Eagle Claw Featherlights (60's, 70's and 80's versions). The other (second from bottom) is a mid-70's 6ft Eagle Claw Featherlight

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Post 17 Jul 2010, 16:42 • #21 
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Another principle of design is known as the golden proportion. Was it irony that you chose GOLDEN eagles to start the thread


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Post 17 Jul 2010, 16:46 • #22 
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whrlpool[/b]]Thanks Cameron. I knew you had three of something (including things to do that delayed you getting a photo into this series). You know, not everyone likes each Eagle Claw, but we all love all of them. Those three are sweethearts. Sweethearts, I say, sweethearts.
Are you repeating yourself? Image My girlfriend is a certified decorator and things in three's is the way to display. Pics forthcoming.



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Post 17 Jul 2010, 16:59 • #23 
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Holdover ... repeating himself? No ... he just REALLY means it. HA ...


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Post 17 Jul 2010, 17:38 • #24 
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Cameron wrote:
NO +!#%+*%%!%#! CHEESE! HA ... For that comment, and a whole bunch of Eagle Claw hate'in this week on the forum, I present the 2010 Featherlights. HA ...

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Featherlight Mafia represent, yo!


Love all the pics guys.


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Post 18 Jul 2010, 01:16 • #25 
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Docbd was pretty clever to embed that "golden proportions" thing, wasn't he. I could have that in my subconscious but otherwise would welcome more explanation as I don't even know if that is left brain or right brain or earth, fire and wind. Meanwhile, Dhoover has outstanding forshadowing in the avatar pic above. You get three of something, that is an indication that you like it quite a lot. I mean, look at all those great threes. If it rises to this threeness, that becomes a oneness, so you need one spare.

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