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#1 dogfacedoc

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Posted 28 June 2019 - 07:40 AM

I messaged steeldrifter and got the go-ahead for starting a swap for my local Project Healing Waters chapter's trip to Venice, LA in September. We will be chasing redfish September 12th to the 15th. There will be 5 anglers. Full disclosure, I will be one of the anglers. I will also be tying some flies for the group, I just have not decided which pattern yet.
 
For those not familiar with PHW, it is a group that introduces disabled veterans to fly fishing. They do rod building, fly tying, casting instruction, and guided trips. My local chapter (Oklahoma City) was started a year ago and has had several trips for trout and striper in the region, but I believe this is the first trip for reds. Those of us fishing on the trip will build a rod, take a casting class and then hopefully pull in a red!
 
https://projecthealingwaters.org/
 
What I am asking from you all is to tie whatever number of flies you feel is appropriate for the group. I would like to have at least one fly pattern for each angler, but extras would be appreciated in case snags and big fish steal a fly.
 
If you would like to participate, please post up with what pattern you would be sending. I will respond here and update this post, and send you a PM with my address. 
 
I will leave this open to anyone who wants to join, I just ask that flies arrive to me by 9/1/19. 


1 - atxdiscgolfer - RECEIVED
2 - DarrellP - clousers - RECEIVED x2
3 - Piker20 - assorted - RECEIVED
4 - IRLyRiser - RECEIVED
5 - fshng2 - assorted - RECEIVED
 

#2 atxdiscgolfer

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Posted 01 July 2019 - 09:51 PM

Any saltwater pattern? I can tie up some for you and the guys

#3 dogfacedoc

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Posted 02 July 2019 - 11:30 AM

Redfish "specific" if possible but any saltwater pattern would be much appreciated!

#4 DarrellP

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Posted 03 July 2019 - 06:00 AM

I can tie up some Clousers.  Been wanting to try some red fox and coyote for them.  How do we send them to you?


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#5 dogfacedoc

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Posted 03 July 2019 - 07:56 AM

I can tie up some Clousers.  Been wanting to try some red fox and coyote for them.  How do we send them to you?

 

 

PM sent, sir. 



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Posted 05 July 2019 - 08:44 PM

I can whip up a batch of these for you guys. Theyre mainly good for larger reds on a 9 weight. I could tie them smaller for an 8 weight if you need.

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#7 dogfacedoc

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Posted 06 July 2019 - 07:20 AM

I can whip up a batch of these for you guys. They're mainly good for larger reds on a 9 weight. I could tie them smaller for an 8 weight if you need.

 

 

Excellent, what's it called?



#8 DarrellP

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Posted 06 July 2019 - 07:59 AM

What size rods will you be using?


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#9 DarrellP

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Posted 06 July 2019 - 08:02 AM

Since you don't have many people signing up yet, I will try to tie up several patterns.  I was thinking maybe some Seaducers, some snapping shrimp.  I have never tried a Merkin before, but I may try to tie some of those.


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Posted 06 July 2019 - 05:00 PM

Since you don't have many people signing up yet, I will try to tie up several patterns.  I was thinking maybe some Seaducers, some snapping shrimp.  I have never tried a Merkin before, but I may try to tie some of those.

 

 

8-10wt.



#11 IRLyRiser

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Posted 09 July 2019 - 07:24 AM

Not sure. Weather sucks here today. Ill see if I can find the name and start tying them up.

#12 IRLyRiser

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Posted 09 July 2019 - 10:58 AM

Can’t find a name, but here’s the guy who I got it from. http://www.redchaser.com/

#13 dogfacedoc

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Posted 16 July 2019 - 08:46 PM

Received a ton from Scotland today. Thank you piker20!

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Posted 24 July 2019 - 04:38 PM

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Posted 26 July 2019 - 02:42 PM

Received from DarrellP, clousers, white Zonkers and crabs!