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Mike West

Member Since 20 May 2015
Offline Last Active Today, 12:52 PM
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Topics I've Started

Fishing Saint Vincent and Gernadines..???

22 May 2017 - 08:07 AM

My daughter wants to fly me out to meet my future son in-law family...two of his uncels are commercial fishing men but don't know diddly about fly fishing. I'll be there 2-3 days.

Any body have some info about DYI wade fishing the area? What species could be targeted etc. ?


TIA

I have a jig hook ?

18 May 2017 - 05:29 PM

I've never tied on these before and I promised a buddy in CO. I'd tied him up some carp flies.
Can I put some chain bead eyes here and the hook point ride up still? I know if I put them under the hook shank everything will be fine but I want to put them here on top in this bend.
T.I.A
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Warm Water / Top Water Swap..

05 May 2017 - 08:01 PM

This swap is geared towards Bream,Crappie & Small Bass.
Looking for 12 participants
You will need to tie twice the entries,meaning if we get 12 you will tie 24...If we get 10 then you will tie 20...If get 8 then you will tie 16...If we don't get at least 8 I will not host it. I'm tying also so you will not get your own fly back plus I'll throw at lest 2 dozen in as a bonus.

All flies can be a different pattern,size and color...you do not have to tie the same thing over and over....3 of this...4 of that...6 of these...what ever.

To divide them up I will pick a fly put all partipants names in a hat and pull a name.


Da Rules/Restricions
Hook size....12 - 6
Body/Head of the fly...Deer Hair, Cork, Foam, Balsa wood

Has to be a top water fly or ride no deeper than 1" under the surface.

Dead line: June 5th....that means you drop them in mail in time to arrive to me by 6-5-17.
I'll leave this open to entries until 5-13-17 then close it.

Standard Swap Rules apply .....
http://www.flytyingf...1515#entry97755

Thank you
Mike

1. rht95
2. dflanagan
3. Foambug
4. fshng2....Recieved 5/22
5. jjs89yj
6. Mandog
7. add147
8. Mainard

OK we have 8. I'm closing it down to further participants
Good luck everyone. Looking forward to it.

Any interest in a warm water/top water swap..?

30 April 2017 - 06:05 PM

I was thinking 10-12 people and 20-24 flies each?

The restrictions would be...size 12-8 hooks only. Deer hair,foam,cork or balsawood bodies only...has to ride on top of the water or no deeper than 1" under the surface.
This is geared towards Bream,Crappie and small Bass.

I hate tying the same thing over and over so once again all 20-24 flies can be a different pattern and size. I'll just do the name in hat thing to divide them up.

Also I'll throw an extra 10-12 in the mix as a bonus as I have more
Poppers laying around than I can use in years

Anyone know how to tie this?

09 April 2017 - 08:23 AM

This is from Instagram and Go_Big_Fly. I can't find any list of materials or tying instructions.
I'd like to tie some up for LM Bass. Looks like ostrich,peacock herl and craft fur maybe.
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