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The Unsung Bug Swap


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#1 Bryon Anderson

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Posted 26 June 2015 - 09:46 AM

Look through any collection of dry fly or wet fly patterns for trout, and about 90% of what you see are mayfly, stone fly and caddis fly patterns. The rest, by and large, are your standard terrestrials: ants, beetles, hoppers. However, we all know that there are LOTS of other insects that trout (or bass, or grayling, or any other fish that eats insects) will happily slurp down, so I propose a swap dedicated to these unsung heroes of the bug world.

 

Tiers will submit any insect- or arachnid-imitating pattern of their choice, so long as it is NOT a mayfly, stone fly or caddis fly, and also NOT an ant, beetle, or hopper. Dragonflies, moths, spiders, cicadas, katydids, praying mantis, butterflies (hey, it could happen!)--if it has six or eight legs and could conceivably fall into the water and become fish food, it's fair game.

 

Standard swap rules apply: toe tags with pattern name and your screen name, reusable container, return postage enclosed. International swappers are welcome! I do have a Paypal account which can be used to send return postage, although other forms (except cash) are acceptable as well.

Let's shoot for 12 Swappers (not including the SM), so everyone will tie 12 flies.

And, since we're all busy fishing when we can, let's set a very do-able DUE DATE OF AUGUST 31, 2015.

I will send a PM to all participants once the list is finalized.

 

First 12 with "I'm in" are in!

 

SM - Bryon Anderson - Fathead Moth

1. Flytire - Caterpillar - RECEIVED

2. Dubs - Zombie Fly - RECEIVED

3. Henrik Thomsen - Wasp RECEIVED

4. Add147 - Cicada - RECEIVED

5. Vicrider - Moth +1 pattern TBD RECEIVED

6. Joseph Russell - RECEIVED

7. FishingBobNelson - Black Laced McGinty  RECEIVED

8. Ihang10- Centipede - RECEIVED

9. Eugward - Stealth Bomber - RECEIVED

10.Fshng2 - moth - RECEIVED

11. Pica - Spruce Moth RECEIVED

12. Professori - adult Damsel Fly

 

 

SWAP IS FULL! DUE DATE 8/31/15


"... trout do not lie or cheat and cannot be bought or bribed or impressed by power, but respond only to quietude and humility and endless patience." -- John Voelker (aka Robert Traver), Testament of a Fisherman


#2 flytire

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Posted 26 June 2015 - 10:27 AM

im in

 

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Fly tyers sure do have a way at making things complicated

 

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#3 Dubs

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Posted 26 June 2015 - 10:49 AM

I'm in

#4 Bryon Anderson

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Posted 26 June 2015 - 11:26 AM

Flytire and Dubs, you're both on the list. Thanks for joining. Patterns TBA at a later date I assume? :)


"... trout do not lie or cheat and cannot be bought or bribed or impressed by power, but respond only to quietude and humility and endless patience." -- John Voelker (aka Robert Traver), Testament of a Fisherman


#5 Henrik Thomsen (DK)

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Posted 26 June 2015 - 11:40 AM

I'm in. Wasp pattern.

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Posted 26 June 2015 - 12:06 PM

Was thinking damsel fly larvae, but since a larvae doesnt fall into the water I'll do what I call a "zombie fly". It's sort of a house fly/biting fly type

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Posted 26 June 2015 - 12:19 PM

I'll give this one shot...Thinking about doing a Cicada...Will that work???

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Posted 26 June 2015 - 01:12 PM

Okay, I'll play along with this. Don't know for sure just yet but here's a few things I've played with recently. Just one offs but might see how much material I have for something like this, maybe something totally different. We'll see.

 

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#9 joseph russell

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Posted 26 June 2015 - 02:42 PM

Im in

#10 fishingbobnelson

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Posted 26 June 2015 - 04:36 PM

I'm In, TBD


“The thing about fishing is that it gives a man hope.  Each cast builds a little hope and if he can lose himself to that hope, then the worries and the heartache fade into the background.  The wind inside him dies down for a while”

The Royal Wulff Murders, by Keith McCafferty

 

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#11 ihang10

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Posted 26 June 2015 - 06:47 PM

I was gonna skip swaps for a whIle but I think I can muster up a centipede.

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Posted 26 June 2015 - 08:19 PM

I was gonna skip swaps for a whIle but I think I can muster up a centipede.

Now this is something I got to see!!!!



#13 eugward

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Posted 26 June 2015 - 09:34 PM

I'm in.
I do what the voices in my fly bag tell me to do

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Posted 27 June 2015 - 07:30 AM


I was gonna skip swaps for a whIle but I think I can muster up a centipede.

Now this is something I got to see!!!!

I'm kind of curious about it myself. :)

#15 fshng2

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Posted 27 June 2015 - 07:35 AM

I'm in.
I can do a scud if that counts.
otherwise I will do a moth.