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#16 joseph russell

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Posted 11 October 2015 - 11:20 PM

I would like to join in I'm finishing up on a few swaps

#17 flytire

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Posted 12 October 2015 - 06:17 AM

example. it serves no purpose other than decoration

 

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#18 RexW

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Posted 12 October 2015 - 09:15 AM

If you still have space, I'd like to join in.



#19 mikechell

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Posted 12 October 2015 - 09:42 AM

Just an observation.  

If you don't want the safety pin to be as obvious, can you tie the fly "sideways" to the pin?  So would look more like ...

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#20 Adam Saarinen

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Posted 12 October 2015 - 09:56 AM

Probably what ever you like Mike, just don't crowd the eye with your thread!?!

#21 pica

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Posted 12 October 2015 - 10:50 AM

Really cool idea, I'm in



#22 netabrookie

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Posted 12 October 2015 - 07:11 PM

PJ2, Joseph Russell, Rex W and Pica you are all in and thanks for joining. I'mj not sure if Riff is in or was just curious so I will wait a little while before I update the list. I sent him a pm early this morning but I haven't heard from him yet.

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#23 add147

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Posted 13 October 2015 - 10:12 AM

Just an observation.  

If you don't want the safety pin to be as obvious, can you tie the fly "sideways" to the pin?  So would look more like ...

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Now that's a GREAT idea mikechell!!!



#24 add147

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Posted 13 October 2015 - 10:14 AM

netabrookie,

     I will jump in on this swap if you will allow me too?  Sounds pretty interesting to me!!!



#25 riffleriversteelheadslayer

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Posted 13 October 2015 - 01:28 PM

Ok count me in I will tie up a dozen. I have tied in these before and tied just one married wing classic is why I was asking

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There is no such thing as a blank day for a fisherman. It will be saved for him by the white-throated weasel, who watches his fishing from a hole in the wall under which is lying a fish that refused all flies; or by the excitment of identifying insects; or by the apple-bloosom in a nearby orchard; and no one would call that day a blank on which he has seen a king-fisher." -- Arthur Ransome Rod and Line, 1929

 


 

 

 


#26 netabrookie

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Posted 13 October 2015 - 07:23 PM

Add147 and Riff thanks for joining. I was only joking with Breambuster about tying a Jock Scott if he tied the Parmachene Belle. I have seen Riff's work on a salmon fly and he is amazing. I catch myself looking at that fly a lot while it rests in it's shadow box. I have been playing around with a stonefly nymph but I might change my mind a few times before I finally decide.

If I did my math right there is only one swapper to go and then we are full.

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

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


#27 artimus001

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Posted 14 October 2015 - 07:53 AM

after boxing all my swap flies into a collection; it will be nice to have a set of swap flies that i can actually 'use'. these flies will go onto my fishing hats.............maybe. they might just end up in the fly collection with the rest of my swap flies, lol.


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#28 PJ2

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Posted 14 October 2015 - 05:04 PM

You guys are starting to make me nervous... lol. " I'm not worthy, I'm not worthy...."



#29 netabrookie

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Posted 14 October 2015 - 06:08 PM

PS2, there's nothing to worry about at all. Just have fun and tie whatever you want. If it's a traditional looking fly tied on a safety pin or something strange and unusual it will still be fine. The main thing is, like I said before, just have fun.

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

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


#30 djtrout

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Posted 14 October 2015 - 09:30 PM

in, this sounds like fun, whimsical too - going into winter holiday season.


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