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Monthly swap begin or end? Pics of past year


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#31 Western Trout Hunter

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Posted 07 January 2016 - 08:30 PM

Hey, thanks for adding me to the list. Getting closer each night to completing the flys for this month. 



#32 EastTNoutdoorsman

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Posted 07 January 2016 - 10:29 PM

Vic, it would have been a great place for you to land for sure! I'm not native to the area but my wife is so thankfully we won't be leaving anytime soon unless the salary is too much to turn down. With some luck I can hammer down some solid bass spots this year. I started fly fishing when I moved here from Nebraska for grad school a few years ago and have targeted solely trout but this year my goal is to really go after the smallies nearby...there are also some damned carp I've never been able to catch too. No doubt an excellent area to be for an angler and I've love to show it off.

#33 vicrider

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Posted 08 January 2016 - 02:09 AM

The good old boy I used to fish with TN put the boat in by the dam on one of the lakes and said that in the fall he was able to fish the area outside the roped off water and catch carp on dry flies. I've seen them feeding on the surface before myself in the river sucking bugs of the channels where the currents would pile up foam. Looked funny as heel to see all these big carp ring mouths moving thru the foam and slurping bugs. Never had fly gear at right time since we were on the Mississippi in MN fishing walleyes and cats with small mouth bonuses.



#34 PJ2

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Posted 09 January 2016 - 12:23 PM

Question. March: no hook smaller than a 16? did you mean no hook bigger than a 16?



#35 vicrider

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Posted 09 January 2016 - 06:51 PM

See PJ, I wish I knew how to use the < and > symbols correctly every time without trying to see if I've got it right. 

 

Actually yes, I did mean no hooks SMALLER than or <16. This is because when traditional dry flies were tied years ago the bugs were fatter or we thought they were and most dries were tied on 10 and 12 hooks. For this particular swap I'm thinking of that and saying those miniscule 24s and smaller are for the October swap where the reverse is used and no hooks BIGGER or >18.



#36 PJ2

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Posted 09 January 2016 - 07:19 PM

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Ok thanks Nick. This will be my bead head, I think its called a LIghtning  Nymph. First attempt at this little bugger....



#37 pica

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Posted 12 January 2016 - 12:40 AM

Well due to a particularly bad tooth that gets yanked in the morning, I could not work today so I washed a couple Advil down with Bourbon and tied up a dozen + 2 of Hans Weilenmann's CDC and elk size#14  I will mail them off in the morning. I was worried I'd fail to have time to tie January's  batch by the deadline due to work and a hunting trip but i guess I got "LUCKY"



#38 vicrider

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Posted 12 January 2016 - 11:27 AM

Now that's funny Pica. Depending on how much pain killer you used could determine the flies quality. Back when I drank a friend and I painted an outboard motor one afternoon. When I took a look at the beauty we'd created and promptly got out the paint stripper and sand paper. Most of us have gone the round of tooth pain, myself a little more than most, and is never a fun thing. Can make your side of face feel like it's coming off. Thanx for getting them in early but sorry it took pain to get 'er done.



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Posted 12 January 2016 - 01:36 PM

Ya I had some serious medical problems and it unfortunately killed a bunch of my teeth  this morning was my 8th and hopefully last one to go. Well the flies looked pretty good last night, I will make sure they are all squared away before I mail em off. 



#40 netabrookie

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Posted 17 January 2016 - 08:16 AM

January flies went in the mail yesterday.

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

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


#41 Western Trout Hunter

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Posted 18 January 2016 - 08:52 PM

January flies are ready and will be mailed Wednesday! Happy Tying Everyone! 



#42 fishingbobnelson

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Posted 19 January 2016 - 03:15 PM

January Orange body Brown Bivisibles are in the mail.

“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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#43 PJ2

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Posted 19 January 2016 - 06:45 PM

January flies are packed and ready to go. Hittin' the post office on Thursday...



#44 EastTNoutdoorsman

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Posted 20 January 2016 - 09:11 PM

Flies are tagged and ready. They will hit the mail tomorrow.

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Posted 21 January 2016 - 02:51 AM

Sounds good guys. I'll try to keep quick turnarounds if everyone does a good job getting them in. Already a few nice lookers in the box.