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Warm Water “Top to Bottom” Swap


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#16 zip

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 05:39 PM

Lol zip.  With all the talent in this swap..it would be unfortunate for you to get more of my haphazard attempts at flies.

Give yourself some credit bro!Spinning deer hair is something that a lot of pros have trouble with,especially on smaller hooks!
"They say you forget your troubles on a trout stream, but that's not quite it. What happens is that you begin to see where your troubles fit into the grand scheme of things, and suddenly they're just not such a big deal anymore."
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#17 Mainard

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 06:59 PM

I'm in this sounds interesting. I need some others ideas for warm water fishing. Thanks for hosting



#18 Mike West

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 09:26 PM

Thx Mainard

#19 Ekucolonel17

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Posted 18 April 2018 - 12:20 PM

Told myself I was staying away from swaps to work on some stuff for myself but here I am again. I'm in on this.

#20 Mike West

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Posted 18 April 2018 - 01:09 PM

Got cha

#21 zip

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Posted 18 April 2018 - 04:19 PM

I'm excited about this swap!I'm going all out for this one!
"They say you forget your troubles on a trout stream, but that's not quite it. What happens is that you begin to see where your troubles fit into the grand scheme of things, and suddenly they're just not such a big deal anymore."
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Once a Marine,Always a Marine-Semper Fidelis

#22 Mike West

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Posted 18 April 2018 - 06:01 PM

I'm excited about this swap!I'm going all out for this one!

Cool Beans...😎

Come on guys a couple more.

#23 zip

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Posted 18 April 2018 - 09:16 PM

Alright,Mike-My brother gave me an airbrush and I've got a bunch of pre made popper bodies an route...any tips?!
"They say you forget your troubles on a trout stream, but that's not quite it. What happens is that you begin to see where your troubles fit into the grand scheme of things, and suddenly they're just not such a big deal anymore."
John Gierach
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Once a Marine,Always a Marine-Semper Fidelis

#24 vicrider

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Posted 18 April 2018 - 11:42 PM

Okay, okay, I'll do it. Top, middle and bottom. Half sized for the bait and half sized for the fish that eat the bait. That about right? No tags needed unless you bring enough for everybody and deer hair is not mandatory on anything we tie? I have had a little luck with getting a head on a Muddler and IMO the Muddler is a top water. Up in northern MN it was pretty much all I fished in the evening in the summer on the stocked trout lakes up there. Smaller sizes right out of Dan Gapen's packaging and the trout thought it was something good to eat. Maybe a moth? Whatever,  it worked for me and put trout in the pan regularly. I've also tied a couple of dragon/damsel fly versions that I think could tempt a bass, or, if you saw the utube video, huge browns going nuts to eat them on the water and out of the air. Never had a trout do it but I have had a couple of bass meet my popper on the way to the water. Makes the heart jump. That and trying to twitch it loose from a cattail when the water explodes. Not for the faint of heart.



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Posted 19 April 2018 - 06:12 AM

Okay, was debating about this one but the new 8wt setup I got and vics visualizations put me in.
The 4 flies should for each category should be different right? I was thinking 2 sets of 2 for each might be good? Thoughts...

#26 flytire

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Posted 19 April 2018 - 07:23 AM

top water

 

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bottom bouncing

 

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waiting for shipment of materials for minnow/baitfish


We do it all the time! Get over it!


#27 Hazathor

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Posted 19 April 2018 - 01:10 PM

I was going to try to take a break from swaps with the weather improving... but this one is too tempting. Count me in! 


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#28 MuskyFlyGuy

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Posted 19 April 2018 - 01:59 PM

This pool is too deep to miss.
I'm in too.

#29 zip

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Posted 19 April 2018 - 11:46 PM

Okay guys...this was my first attempt at what I would call "Mike West style" poppers.Also first time ever using an airbrush.Im pretty pleased and I hope the person fishing these is too!That frog is a 4/0 and the others are a 4 and 8.Still gotta hard coat,add eyes etc...

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"They say you forget your troubles on a trout stream, but that's not quite it. What happens is that you begin to see where your troubles fit into the grand scheme of things, and suddenly they're just not such a big deal anymore."
John Gierach
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Once a Marine,Always a Marine-Semper Fidelis

#30 Hazathor

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Posted 20 April 2018 - 08:21 AM

Zip, those look good!

 

I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone knocks out for this one. Did all my tying prep last night!


-Nick H.