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Third Annual Evolution Swap

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Swap COMPLETED 12/6/13!


It is once again mid-February and most of us are looking forward to the spring when we can wet our waders and cast a few of the winter creations from our vise. But mid-winter is the best time for making flies. So I think its time to host my first swap of 2013! Last year's Evolution swap was an outstanding success and several participants were daft enough to ask for another. So here it is:


This is an odd idea I had- somewhat related to that game where you whisper something in someone's ear and they whisper to the next person and so on and so on and then you compare the beginning idea with the final idea. It would work like this: The first tyer invents a fly and posts the recipe (not the fly, just the recipe) here. The second tyer changes one element of the recipe to create a new fly. (For example, he might change the body or the hackle or the wing, or... You get the idea.) Each participant has 48 hours to think about his fly and post his pattern for the next tyer. Each participant then tyes up and sends a dozen of his particular variation to the swapmeister who mounts them in order from first to last so each participant gets an evolutionary series. Sort of like the picture we've all seen of the ape standing next to a slightly more erect apeman and so on, each a little more erect and taller until the last one is a man standing in a stream waving a stick.


I welcome international members and will cast the deadline as far as I can- how about May 1? (Although I think we could finish much earlier.) I will take the first eleven who reply with "I'm in."


To summarize: Each tyer (except the first) modifies one element of the recipe sent to him and sends his new recipe (and the fly's name) to the next tyer in the queue. Your modification can be a change in colour, material, or the addition or subtraction of a material. You don't need to preserve the form of the previous pattern- feel free to transform the fly's stage (nymph, larva, pupa, emerger, adult) or even family (Trichoptera, Plecoptera, Ephemeroptera, Diptera,...) To make it more interesting, each tyer will give his creation a name based (however loosely or tangentially) on the previous fly's name.


Additional Notes


Reasonable substitutions are permitted. (For example, if a body of muskrat is called for, any grey dubbing would be fine. A wing of white bucktail could be substituted with calftail, polar bear, rabbit fur,... You get the idea.)

In addition to your one major change you may, if you want, change the hook style and/or the size of the fly by one hook size (ie: #10 to #12 or #8.)


Please post your recipes here and give us the name of your creation when you pass that info on to the next in line.


Note the following DO NOTs:

1) DO NOT toe-tag your flies.

2) DO NOT include a return envelope as I will probably send your swap sets back to you in a small box. I will, however, need your real name and return address (preferably neatly printed and ready to tape to your package.) Since I can't predict what the return postage will be you can do one of the following:


Send me a couple of dollars (more-or-less equivalent to what you need to mail your flies.)

Or send me a couple of your hand-tyed flies; Or a couple of hooks, or material, or... whatever you think fair. Or you can wait to receive your swap set and either mail me or PayPal me the postage


I will take the first 11 members with an "I'm in." Your place in the evolutionary series will be determined by your place in the following list:


1) fishingbobnelson recipe posted 18/2 in the mail 19/2 received 27/2 Evo Set Received 28/5

2) riffleriversteelheadslayer recipe posted 18/2 address sent received 19/3 Evo Set Received 28/5

3) Horseshoes recipe posted 18/2 address sent in the mail 27/2 received 4/3 Evo Set Received 28/5

4) professori recipe posted 20/2 flies received 3/4

5) FrequentTyer recipe posted 20/2 address sent received 7/4 Evo Set Received 30/5

6) gpd4 recipe posted 21/2 address sent received 4/4 Evo Set Received 11/06

7) Sjo recipe posted 23/2 address sent received 21/5 Evo Set Received

8) piker20 recipe posted 24/2 address sent received 2/4 Evo Set Received 30/5

9) Dezod recipe received 25/2 address sent in the mail received 3/5 Evo Set Received 30/5

10) natedubay recipe received 25/2 address sent received 15/4 Evo Set Received 03/06

00) Hooked01 Dropped 25/2

11) cencalfly recipe received 25/2 address sent in the mail received 3/5 Evo Set Received 30/5

12) mybadhabit recipe received 23/3 address sent in the mail 10/4 received 18/4 Evo Set Received 28/5


backup) rockworm


PHOTOS:


Sierra Midge by fishingbobnelson

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Sierra Sedge by riffleriversteelheadslayer

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Collared Sedge by Horseshoes

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Collarless Emerger by professori

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Collarless Klink by FrequentTyer

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Collarless Gilly by gpd4

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Colorfull Hillbilly by sjo

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Clampett's Midge by piker20

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"Black Gold" Nymph by Dezod

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"Oil Slick" Parachute Emerger by natedubay

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Slick Black Emerger by cencalfly

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Blue-Sided Black Spinner by mybadhabit

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RECIPES:



1) fishingbobnelson

Sierra Midge

Hook: TMC 2487 #12

Thread: Ultra Thread Rusty Brown

Body: UNI-Floss Brown and Golden Brown wrapped together

Rib: Small Gold Ultra Wire

Thorax: Brown Dubbing teased out.


2) riffleriversteelheadslayer

Sierra Sedge

Hook: TMC 2487 #10

Thread: Ultra Thread Rusty Brown

Body: UNI-Floss Brown and Golden Brown wrapped together

Rib: Small Gold Ultra Wire

Thorax: Brown Dubbing teased out.

Wing: Swan white tied wet


3) Horseshoes

Collared Sedge

Hook: # 12

Thread: Rusty Brown

Body: Uni floss Floss Brown and Golden Brown twisted sistered.

Rib: small gold wire

Thorax: Brown dubbing teased out

Thorax: Rooster Brown Hackle

Wing: white and tied wet (question mark)


4) professsori

Collarless emerger

Hook: # 12 Daiichi 1260

Thread: rusty brown

Body: brown and golden brown floss paired

Rib: gold wire

Thorax: brown ice dubbing

Hackle: brown para style

Wing post: white calf


5) FrequentTyer

Collarless Klink

Hook: # 12 Klinkhammer style

Thread: rusty brown

Body: brown spanflex

Rib: gold wire

Thorax: brown buggy dubbing

Hackle: brown para style

Wing post: white calf


6) gpd4

Collarless Gilly

Hook: #12 scud

Thread: brown

Body: tan & brown ostrich (clipped)

Rib: gold wire

Thorax: brown dubbing

Hackle: brown tied paraloop

Post: white foam


7) Sjo

Colorfull Hillbilly

Hook scud size 12

Thread brown

Body tan and brown icedub

Rib gold wire

Thorax brown icedub

Hackle grizzly tied paraloop stile

Post white pvc


8) piker20

Clampett’s Midge

Scud hook #12

Burnt orange thread

Tan+brown dub body

Gold wire rib

Brown dub thorax with Grizzle hackle wound through.


9) Dezod

"Black Gold" Nymph

Hook: #12 scud

Thread: Orange

Abdomen: tan and brown dubbing mixed

Rib: Gold tinsel (gave up wire a while ago)

Thorax: brown dubbing

Wing case: epoxy coated black thin skin, gold tinsel (from rib)

Beard: grizzly


10) natedubay

"Oil Slick" Parachute Emerger

Hook: #12 scud

Thread: Rust

Abdomen: Rust and brown dubbing

Rib: Gold tinsel

Thorax: brown dubbing

Wing case: Black thin skin.

Parachute: Black tied dandelion style with white indicator flag.


11) cencalfly

Slick Black Emerger

Hook: #12 scud

Thread: Rust

Abdomen: Rust and brown dubbing

Rib: Gold tinsel

Thorax: brown dubbing

Wing case (split): Black thin skin.

Wings: White CDC

Parachute: Black (post maybe Polar Bear )


12) mybadhabit

Blue Sided Black Spinner

Hook: #12 scud

Thread: Rust

Abdomen: Rust and brown dubbing with flash down the sides

Rib: Gold tinsel

Thorax: Brown dubbing

Wings: White CDC

Parachute: Black calftail








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I am once again in. 3 straight years of evolution...and still not done.

 

C

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If the first 5 come up with something in a hurry, I may be in trouble with the '48hr' rule...I actually get to go fishing this weekend (I know...poor me, right?) so I'll be out of touch with the real world from Thursday morning until Monday morning. So, gentlemen and Sharon, please take your time in coming up with your bug...

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OK swappers here we go:

 

Sierra Midge

Hook: TMC 2487 #12

Thread: Ultra Thread Rusty Brown

Body: UNI-Floss Brown and Golden Brown wrapped together

Rib: Small Gold Ultra Wire

Thorax: Brown Dubbing teased out.

 

Riffleriversteelheadslayer PM sent.

 

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Edited by fishingbobnelson

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Sorry i missed this one. i' m in the hospital and was in no condition to respond. if someone drops or you need a backup i'll be stoked to join.

 

Thanks, jim

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Collared Sedge

 

Hook: # 12

Thread: Rusty Brown

Body: Uni floss Floss Brown and Golden Brown twisted sistered.

Rib: small gold wire

Thorax: Brown dubbing teased out

Thorax: Rooster Brown Hackle

Wing: white and tied wet (question mark)

 

Sending PM to the Prof

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Very impressive guys! The swap is not 12 hours old yet and we have three patterns! At this rate, the swap will be finished by March.

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