How to capture a screen shot and make a book of fly recipes (and more)

How often have you seen something on your computer and thought

“Gosh it would be nice to have this photo, or recipe, or story  or sketch or …….. in printed form.”

Maybe like this …….Steelhead Tube fly?


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Or this page from a book?

SS Jay NIcholas Chinooik flies 3-24-20

Or this perfect clouser?

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Or this sketch?

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Wouldn’t images like these be a nice addition to the reference books you keep near your fly bench for reference?

Sure they would.

Well, here you go. With us shut in and even after we’re free to fish again, this just might come in handy, and I hope this helps.

Now you can make your own notebook to lay beside you at your fly bench.

My very best to everyone in these surreal, times.


Instructions for making and printing screenshots are below – you can also consult the Googletronic to obtain more detailed information. ___________________________________

Screen Shot NOTE.  If you know how to capture a screen shot of this image on your computer, you will be able to save the image, and then print it out at home. Of course, a color print will be nicer, but black and white will suffice too. By doing this you will be able to keep your own book of fly recipes, keep them handy at your fly bench, and have a reference source when you tie these or your own version of these flies in the future.

Printing as fit to page or print entire image, you will end up with a series of printed pages to put in a three-ring binder or a folder to lay on your fly bench as reference.

On a Mac

Press Shift, Command and 4 (the number)

A cross hairs will appear, and you move it with your mouse.

Keep the mouse engaged (left side depressed) until you have outlined the image you want to save. In this case, you will create a box just slightly bigger than the page image.

Then release the mouse, and you will see the image on your computer, named Screen Shot)

All of your screen shot images may be saved onto your desktop (mine are) or downloads, or somewhere else. You will be able to re name the image, open it in preview, email it, or print it.

In Windows

To Take a Screenshot of Only One Window

Click on the title bar of the window that you want to capture. Press “Alt + PrtScn”. A screenshot of your currently active window will be copied to the clipboard, just as in the last section. Paste it into your favorite image editor or document editor.



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