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Soft hackle swap. In the mail

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I agree with redietz but don't quit looking until last minute. I've given up on how I lost someone's flies and then found stuck inside someone else's mailer as I began sorting. Foolish to send a separate post for each one of us EVEN THOUGH woodenleg's was one of the one's I looked forward to. Hope you find them.

Nick

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That's unfortunate, they'll turn up eventually.

I agree with the two above.

Thanks for hosting.  

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18 hours ago, redietz said:

May I suggest (with the approval of others in swap) that when you find them, it might be better to donate them to a TU chapter or something similar,  to be auctioned off.   No reason you should have to pay for all that postage.

Things happen. Thanks for hosting.

I'll second that motion. Donate 'em to  a worthy cause.

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I received a great bunch of soft hackles in the mail today. ALL well tied, nice patterns! I really need to up my tying ability to keep up with all the talent on this board.

One in particular, J Knowles’s  “ Lite Brite Soft Hackle “ caught my eye. Is it too much to ask for a recipe? I would like to tie up some of those. 
 

TT
 

 

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I just picked up yesterday's mail today, and woohoo! This is a fantastic set of flies. Great job by all tiers, and thanks DarrellP for hosting!

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23 hours ago, Trouttramp said:

I received a great bunch of soft hackles in the mail today. ALL well tied, nice patterns! I really need to up my tying ability to keep up with all the talent on this board.

One in particular, J Knowles’s  “ Lite Brite Soft Hackle “ caught my eye. Is it too much to ask for a recipe? I would like to tie up some of those. 
 

TT
 

 

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Thank you for the complement! I designed that fly about 16 years ago. I'm a big Sylvester Nemes fan and love the book North Country Flies by Robert L. Smith. (That book is expensive, but worth it) 

I wanted something that I could use on the end of a multi-fly rig to flop around and it fit the bill. I showed it to a friend of mine (author, artist & fly designer) and he said it was great! He asked what colors worked the best and I had only used light olive at that time, but every color I've tied it in since has worked... even white! I almost always have one on as my dropper fly. 

Lite-Brite soft hackle:

I use the following, tied in this order:

Hook: 1x long, 1x strong nymph (Dai-Riki 060) 16-12

Thread: Dealers choice, I prefer UTC in 70... every color I have used has caught fish, but chartreuse is always a winner

Rib: Medium copper wire

Body: Pearl mylar over thread body with slight overlap

Thorax: Peacock herl

Legs/soft hackle: Anything from Hungarian partridge to speckled brahma hen

Compact head!

 

-Judson 

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1 hour ago, J-Kno said:

Sharing here for everyone:

Thank you for the complement! I designed that fly about 16 years ago. I'm a big Sylvester Nemes fan and love the book North Country Flies by Robert L. Smith. (That book is expensive, but worth it) 

I wanted something that I could use on the end of a multi-fly rig to flop around and it fit the bill. I showed it to a friend of mine (author, artist & fly designer) and he said it was great! He asked what colors worked the best and I had only used light olive at that time, but every color I've tied it in since has worked... even white! I almost always have one on as my dropper fly. 

Lite-Brite soft hackle:

I use the following, tied in this order:

Hook: 1x long, 1x strong nymph (Dai-Riki 060) 16-12

Thread: Dealers choice, I prefer UTC in 70... every color I have used has caught fish, but chartreuse is always a winner

Rib: Medium copper wire

Body: Pearl mylar over thread body with slight overlap

Thorax: Peacock herl

Legs/soft hackle: Anything from Hungarian partridge to speckled brahma hen

Compact head!

 

-Judson 

Very nice fly. Thanks for sharing!

Mine aren’t looking near as good as yours, but I’m still trying…….

Thanks again,

 

TroutT

 

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Just received my set. 

I'm always humbled by the returns I get in the swaps on this board.  Thanks to all the great tiers and to @DarrellP for playing host. 

Will try to post some photos of the set over the next few days.   

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Picked up mine from the post office today.  Well done, every one.

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Got mine yesterday afternoon. Fantastic job of tying everyone. Very inspirational.

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Great ties everyone.

Fly  #4 was loose in my box, please let me know the tier.  

 

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Lil' Dorothy #14 variant - Niveker

 

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?? - DarrellP

 

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?? - John1986

 

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unknown 

 

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Greentail (Pritt #33) - redietz

 

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March Brown - stabgnid

 

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March Brown - jburge

 

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?? - vicrider

 

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Nicks Red Ass & Glass - vicrider

 

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Dark Watchet - chugbug27

 

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Red Spider - Trouttramp

 

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Drowned Egg Laying Caddis - Sandan

 

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Peacock Green & Partridge #10 - Fishing Bob Nelson

 

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Lite-Brite SH - J-kno

(sorry, I couldn't capture the neat iridescent body in my photo)

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The first fly labeled with my name isn't mine. (The second one is.)

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6 minutes ago, redietz said:

The first fly labeled with my name isn't mine. (The second one is.)

Corrected.  

Thanks redietz.  It was loose in my box and your toe tag looked like it had an extra hole in it, so I made the assumption.  

 

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