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#1 tyler94

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Posted 10 September 2015 - 09:49 PM

This swap will be for any pattern you like best when fishing for trout in the high country. It could be alpine lakes, or small streams, and whatever pattern, dry or wet, is a favorite up there. It could be simple caddis or mayfly dries, or larger terrestrials, ants, or subsurface patterns. While usually the fish in these waters won't be too selective, its always nice to have a good sized collection of patterns in case they get tricky. 
 
I would like 12 swappers for this one. The standard rules will apply, please tie 12 flies and toe tag them. Also, please send them in a self addressed stamped envelope with enough postage to make it back to you. I think a due date of October 31 should be enough time, and if more is needed, I can push the due date back.
 
SM- Tyler94
1. Netabrookie- Martis Midge- Received
2. fishingbobnelson- Sierra Bright Dot- Received
3. add147- TBD- Received
4. pica- Callibaetis cripple, chironomid- Received
5. DavidHE- TBD- Received
6. vicrider- Parachute Adams- Received
7. joseph russell- caddis- Received
8. JacksonK- Griffiths Gnat Variant- Received
9. carpflyguy- Hopper- Received 
10. foambug- TBD
11. stilis- Yellow Humpy- Received
12. jaymckaughan- TBD- Received



#2 flytire

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Posted 11 September 2015 - 07:01 AM

postage to US or international


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#3 tyler94

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Posted 11 September 2015 - 09:00 AM

postage to US or international


I am in the US.

#4 flytire

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Posted 11 September 2015 - 09:48 AM

ok thanks

 

i would join in but i'm going to abstain from all swaps for awhile


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Posted 11 September 2015 - 11:27 AM

Tyler94, I'm in. I guess the mountains around here can be considered the high country. I will make up my mind as to what I am tying and let you know soon. I am sorry to read that Flytire is staying away from the swaps for a while because he is an excellent tyer and shares an unsurpassed wealth of knowledge with everyone on this site. We occasionally disagree on a thing or two but I have the utmost respect for him.

.....You can never have too many olive woolly buggers.........

.... IF AT FIRST YOU DON'T SUCCEED..........RELOAD......


#6 fishingbobnelson

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Posted 11 September 2015 - 11:43 AM

I'm in, pattern 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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#7 tyler94

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Posted 11 September 2015 - 12:37 PM

Okay I've got you both. It's great to have you guys on board.

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Posted 11 September 2015 - 06:31 PM

Why not!  I'll bite...Count me in please...



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Posted 11 September 2015 - 06:38 PM

Tyler94, I'm in. I guess the mountains around here can be considered the high country. I will make up my mind as to what I am tying and let you know soon. I am sorry to read that Flytire is staying away from the swaps for a while because he is an excellent tyer and shares an unsurpassed wealth of knowledge with everyone on this site. We occasionally disagree on a thing or two but I have the utmost respect for him.

 

thank you

 

youre not a bad guy either


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#10 netabrookie

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Posted 11 September 2015 - 07:16 PM

Flytire, you are welcome Sir.

.....You can never have too many olive woolly buggers.........

.... IF AT FIRST YOU DON'T SUCCEED..........RELOAD......


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Posted 11 September 2015 - 10:37 PM

I'm in! 

 

Perhaps a beetle or moth but let me think on it.



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Posted 11 September 2015 - 11:11 PM

 

Tyler94, I'm in. I guess the mountains around here can be considered the high country. I will make up my mind as to what I am tying and let you know soon. I am sorry to read that Flytire is staying away from the swaps for a while because he is an excellent tyer and shares an unsurpassed wealth of knowledge with everyone on this site. We occasionally disagree on a thing or two but I have the utmost respect for him.

 

thank you

 

youre not a bad guy either

 

Ditto!  flytire is a pretty good fellow in my book!!!



#13 tyler94

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Posted 11 September 2015 - 11:16 PM

Add147 and pica, you guys are in as well. Thanks.

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Posted 12 September 2015 - 04:03 PM

I'm in. I've found the high sierra fish varied this summer. One day they liked big terrestrials, another weighted nymphs. Same backpacking trip, same water. I''l have to think on which flies were the most productive. Pattern TBD.



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Posted 12 September 2015 - 05:12 PM

I'm in. I've found the high sierra fish varied this summer. One day they liked big terrestrials, another weighted nymphs. Same backpacking trip, same water. I''l have to think on which flies were the most productive. Pattern TBD.


Okay you're in. I found the same experience on a few different trips this summer to the high sierra as well. They would change from one hour to the next, parachute Adams on top, and then a little while later, they wanted a sunken ant pattern.