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Whitlock Swap (Flies Received MailCall Please)

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Swapper Mail Call - If you have or haven't received your set of flies please let me know.  DM or post is fine.  Thanks for making my return to swappmeistering so great.

 

In honor of the man in his passing I propose a swap of his patterns.  He was generous in sharing his knowledge and experience, always giving so much to the sport.    

Pattern must be from Mr. Whitlock's catalog.  There is a wealth of information and tying instructions available on-line, public libraries, or fellow tiers.  Much of it provided by the man himself.  Some are simple and some may take a little more tying experience.  You chose the style and pattern you desire.  Let me know if your in with posting the old standby "I'm in (patter name or TBD)."

Standard swap rules apply (see pinned post at top); toe tags with tiers forum name and pattern name, please include return postage or funds to cover such.  

Let's limit it to 12 tiers which includes myself.   Due date will be January 16, 2023.  Hopefully that will give time to tie them up after the holidays and get them in.  If a later date is necessary let me know and we can make adjustments. I'll send my addy as requested.

I encourage discussion about the patterns being tied or your experience in tying or fishing them.   For myself, Dave's hopper was one of the first flies I tied and it rocked.  The fly was more than a little rough but the fish didn't care.  

1.   psychoprince - October Caddis Pupa (Received)

2.   fishingbobnelson - Whitlock's Caddis Emerger #1 (Received)

3.   vicrider - Three Caddis System (Received) 📬

4.   Woodenlegss - Dave's Hopper (Received) 📬

5.   flytire - BH Red Fox Squirrel Tail Larva (Received) 📬

6.   Johnw1986 - (Received)

7.   jvmills - Near Nuff Sculpin (Received) 📬

8.   atxdiscgolfer - Sheeps Minnow (maybe)

9.   stabgnid - Fox Squirrel Nymph (Variant) (Received)

10.   dflanagan -  Near Nuff Sculpin (Received)📬

11.   Troutguy - Match the Minnow (Received)📬

12.  Swapmeister - Mouserat (done) & Red Fox Squirrel Nymph

Thanks for joining all. Please send to:

James Polfer

2829 W. Ashlan Ave, #134

Fresno, CA  93705

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I’m in great idea 

pattern Dave’s Hopper watched Dave’s dvd today 

getting started 4 down 8 to go 

pm address please 

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Are you ok with substituting materials or do you want these to be all original materials that pattern called for? It is your swap so your choice and I am ok with whatever 

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51 minutes ago, atxdiscgolfer said:

Are you ok with substituting materials or do you want these to be all original materials that pattern called for? It is your swap so your choice and I am ok with whatever 

By all means substitute if need be. Try to stay close to the original to the extent possible.  What that is ???

 

 

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I just tied some Red Fox Squirrel Hair Nymphs very close Mr. Whitlock's design.  He offered up options or alternatives in his pattern recipes (see link below).  Which I used.  Mr. Whitlock was a very accomplished tier and angler.  He studied his craft. Which was catching fish and the best way to succeed at it.  Hence some exceptional fly designs, equipment contributions, and angling technics.  Here's a link discussing the Red Fox Nymph  (https://davewhitlock.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/RFSHN-story-and-tying.pdf ).  He offers up substitutions in that.

As a side note: Sometimes adhering to an original design is impractical if not outright illegal.  I tie steelhead flies.  Often trying to replicate the original design to the extent possible.  Those old timers used some materials not available anymore or presently flat out illegal.  Polar bear for one was widely used amongst other things.  I do have some pre 1972 polar bear that I use in tying for my personal use.   I keep the CITES certification and all.  A while back on this forum there was a problem when some ties/materials crossed an international border. A customs agent decided to give it a looksie.  Some of the materials had an international ban for use.  It was done innocently but It put the person doing the shipping into a world of grief.   

Having said all that, a swap that has replications using original materials and design may be a good one to contemplate.  Those swap flies will end up in a display.  Something to consider as I'm game.  This one though, do the best we can.

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