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Fran Betters Swap - Usual, Haystack or Ausable Wulff

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address please......

 

Blue Dun Haystack:

Thread - Hot Orange

Tail - Dyed Dun Deerhair

Body - Grey Beaver

Wing- Dyed Dun Deerhair

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Welcome Frank, glad you could join us.

 

And flygirl, address sent. (momentarily..)

 

Guess I better finish my flies up, due date is April 20.

 

Good work folks, were getting there.

 

Michael

 

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These Mr. Rapidan, ( Ausable Variation) are ready. Addy Please.

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Martials:

 

Hook:Standard Dry Fly (I prefer #10-#16) This is a TMC 900 Barbless #12

Thread:Brown 8/0

Wing:Yellow Calf tail

Tail:Moose Mane (I used Bear, could find my Moose Mane)

Body:Fly-Rite dubbing #34

Hackle:Cree (I used 1 brown & 1 grizzly)

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The mailbox was full to day, with some most excellent flies from Houndog, Flygirl, and Riffleriversteelheadslayer!

The weather is finally looking a bit better too!

Michael

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HHMMMM wish I would have seen this post alot sooner..( Hint Flygirl should have told me)JK ...

would like to your photos of the stash of flies you got..

 

I have an original Fran Betters fly in a cased cube that he gave me back in 2001, the Man knew his stuff and gave me and my friends many tips on tying and the river he so dearly loved.Thanks Fran for the good times....

 

mlwebb ..thanks for doing this swap even though i missed getting in , its nice to see he is still in our memories

 

mike

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mnorton - I am sorry you missed it too :)

 

Got some very nice flies from Avril and Utyer

 

I changed my mind again and am tying some pale usuals - since we had some excellent haystacks.

 

5 days to go, we are closing in on it.

 

Michael

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WoW.... almost completely dropped the ball on this one....

 

Flies are ready but i Need an address... will ship today if I know where to ship to before post office closes

 

I sure hope I'm not too late ...............dont wanna get on the "banned swappers" list....

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Fish-Skeez - pm'd address - no problem, also haven't recieved flies yet from Rich5665 and Student4ever, maybe the mail, or mailing is a bit slow :)

 

Flytyinfreak wins the award for last minute but on time - recieved some very nice usuals today.

 

The sun is starting to come out around here, let's get this finished up so we can fish these guys!

 

Michael

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Way to go Freak!!!

Mine got into the mail yesterday.

 

AuSable Bomber:

Hook: Tiemco 5212

Thread: 8/0 Hot orange

Tail: Fox Squirrel guard hairs

Body: Dubbing blend- march brown, mahogany and fox squirrel underfur

Wing: Calf tail

Hackle: Brown and Grizzly

 

This was another one of those swaps that will change my fly boxes. I can see a bunch of Fran Better type patterns showing up in my small stream offerings.

Great Swap Michael!!!

Frank aka Student4evr

 

Here is the bug:

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Way to go Frank!

 

When I get your flies, I will get these sent out, hopefully Rich5665 has got his flies mailed too.

 

I am looking forward to fishing these, was an educational swap for me.

 

Michael

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Recieved flies from Student4evr today, and Rich5665 contacted me, he lost track of this one, so I will return one of your own flies to you.

 

Once I get these sorted and off, I'll take some pics of the swap flies, except for those of you who posted a photo in the thread, in which case I'll use yours, and post them at the top.

Great job guys, nice bunch of flies.

Michael

 

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