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Well bassbuster, it's a good thing your phone crapped out since eastern fly doesn't want pics as we go along. I also have been concentrating on them since I finally got the damn crabs done for L'il Dave. Hope I never see a crab again and when the guys in the swap see mine they'll probably say they don't want to see one from me again.sad.png

 

So anyway, I've been trying my best to get some presentable classics for this swap and I think I'm just getting too old for new tricks. Maybe I should stick to crappie (or is it crappy) flies from now on. Somehow it is just impossible to get 8 feathers, on hunk of deer hair, 4 jungle cock eyes and 3 different bobbin threads to come together and look like the one I was trying to emulate. I'm using a #4 7x long streamer hook with old style eye and when you add all the things that go into a dozen of these things it's the highest cost per fly I've done in a swap with the possible exception of a dozen Hog Snares on a different board. Now I can see why the guys who can do these things so all feathers are in place get the premium for them and most people buying don't fish them either.

 

Just to let you know how much a glutton for punishment some people can be there is another board for classic flies that is doing a swap of flies tying named flies totally in hand. NO VISE. Those guys use a lot of wax and a lot of half hitches as they go along. I've seen women tie flies that way and it is an amazing sight.

 

Finally got around to mailing mine. Hope you like them.

 

I got two great sets of flies in today.Very well done.

 

Kevin

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We lost one guy. At the due date I will PM all that have not gotten there's in to see if there in the mail. I'm going to work with what I get and send back the extras.

 

Kevin

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Finally got all the materials I needed for my pattern. I should finish them up next week and get them shipped out.

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The due date is about 2 weeks away. The list of flies that are here is short. When the date comes I will work with that and send back your extras.

 

Kevin

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