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Everything posted by mrjim

  1. Received my set of flies - nice! Thanks atroutbum2
  2. I mailed my flies this morning.
  3. Please PM your address - I plan to sent them tomorrow if I get the address. zonker-clouser hybrid.
  4. Hope you are not getting too worried. I've been busy and had trouble getting the materials I wanted (nearest fly shop is an hour away). Will be sending in smallmouth tubes (of a sort).
  5. I am sending in Milty's flies along with mine. Send the 2 sets back together in the mailer to me. Thanks. Put them in the mail this morning. Hendrickson dark nymph and dark wet fly.
  6. Kevin: Milty helped me distribute the flies out for each tyer. Every time he did another set and came to your fly, he would say 'that sure is a nice looking fly'. He liked some of the others too, but I think your fly really impressed him. Of course, about the only flies he's seen are the ones I have tied. He started tying late last summer...his cracklebacks are nice flies. I mailed them out this morning....so they should show up around the end of the week.
  7. Flies are packaged up.....and will be sent out tomorrow. As you can see by the pictures, they really are a nice set of flies. Several of you sent an extra fly for me. Thank you very much. The swapmeister always appreciates that. If I have 2 of any pattern the second one goes into one of my fly boxes and will definitely get fished. If I only have one, I hold it back till I make one like it to use. By the way, if you fish one of these patterns and the fish really like it, report that back to the forum. And the daylight is getting longer every day.
  8. One set of flies did not come in. I think it is time to get some flies in the mail. I will be packaging them up tomorrow. I tied an extra set for tynpal so you will each get 10 flies - but 2 will be flies that I tied. Feathers: Send in tynpal's flies and I will send you the set I am holding for her. I'd really like her first swap to be good experience.
  9. I have light Hendrickson wet flies done and I think Milty is done too. We will send both sets in together. I have your address from a previous swap.
  10. I know you are all anxious to get your flies....they are a nice set. We have one set of flies still to come in - I sent a pm last week but have not gotten a reply. They were sent once but returned to sender for some reason. I'll give it till the end of the week.
  11. I think I'm too late for this one.... If not, let me know. Kschu - I talked to you on Sat. (I'm an central IL ISA member) Did you see the foam that stretches (Bill from PA) and was being made into helgramites? If so, what did you think of those flies. I got the foam and chenile and made a couple...we'll see how they work.
  12. Klien8904's WD40 in size 26: http://www.flytyingforum.com/uploads/galle...01af633d0ac.jpg I believe these should catch fish!
  13. Eric - received your WD40s yesterday. Good job! We have only one set left to get in.
  14. I heard from feathers.....tynpal's flies will be here in a few days.
  15. Feathers, Im sorry to hear about your accident - that would definitely slow anybody down for a while. Will PM my address to you again.
  16. Art, send the return envelopes.....I need the stamps. I'm setting on some nice flies from 'the new tyers swap' right now... my problem is I have more flies right now than I have time to fish in my lifetime. Keep tyin Art, we'll turn you into a production tyer yet.
  17. Art...did you forget about the Irresistable swap and that Rubber Legs swap? Maybe you already sent them in ..... they were due last week.
  18. Thanks for posting your patterns...these are nice flies and people will want to try tying them. jkr - I have a friend who grew up in the smokies.... he told me about their yallerhammer fly. Sounds about like yours except the feather is died yellow (original was a flicker yellow feather - now protected) and then the feather was clipped to the length of the hook gap. Where did you get your died dove feather? Does it come in yellow?
  19. Eric - Super! It's good to hear from you. WD40s are flies that definitely catch fish - I hope all the tyers in our swap give yours a try. I'll post pictures when I get them.
  20. Check these out.... KevinP's Royal Trude: http://www.flytyingforum.com/uploads/galle...eef323c5c27.jpg Swinks1966 Foam Hopper: http://www.flytyingforum.com/uploads/galle...eef4cb07546.jpg jkr's Bandit: http://www.flytyingforum.com/uploads/galle...eef4155f392.jpg
  21. Jackpot!! Got three beautiful sets of flies today. (Kevin P, swinks1966, jkr) I had scouts tonight so I didn't get any pictures taken.
  22. OSD this is Milty over at Mr. Jim's house and I want In on the swap. I'll be making the Hendrickson Nymph on size 12 hook.
  23. OSD: Here's my first try at a light Hendrickson dry. I'm tying from Dave Hughes Trout Flies and he calls for a body of urine-stained male fox belly fur. I have the fur but I don't know about the urine-stained part..... How exact do you want these patterns to be?? http://www.flytyingforum.com/uploads/galle...eaae5709c5d.jpg other side of fly: http://www.flytyingforum.com/uploads/galle...eaaee235b7b.jpg The hackle on this fly from a Metz #3 piece I got with my tying kit and leaves a lot to be desired... I may try a dark Hendrickson instead (have a nice 1/2 cape Whiting dark dun).
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