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Musky Fly Swap 2017


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#31 Flat Rock native

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Posted 17 January 2017 - 12:15 AM

Wow
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Should be ready to ship by end of week.. What is the Max size or how large of box will handle these?

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#32 MuskyFlyGuy

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Posted 17 January 2017 - 02:25 PM

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That is an excellent fly. Is that your pattern?
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Posted 17 January 2017 - 02:32 PM

Flat Rock,
What I have done in the past is put them in an old VHS plastic container. I put it in a VHS box from the post office and put that in a mailing envelope. You need to make sure it can hold six flies. You can use Crackleback's to help you determine the size or look at the pictures from 2016. Can anyone else share their thoughts?
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Posted 17 January 2017 - 04:55 PM

Flat Rock,
What I have done in the past is put them in an old VHS plastic container. I put it in a VHS box from the post office and put that in a mailing envelope. You need to make sure it can hold six flies. You can use Crackleback's to help you determine the size or look at the pictures from 2016. Can anyone else share their thoughts?
Tom


Just curious, my first three iterations are averaging about 12.5 inches, Because I Used maximum natural size on Yak Hair, though it could be tapered back. Been attempting to post some pictures, unsuccessfully, so will try later with another device....

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Posted 17 January 2017 - 05:09 PM

Does everybody have at least a 10wt?  Thinking about whipping up a few more of these..

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#36 MuskyFlyGuy

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Posted 17 January 2017 - 05:40 PM

Good looking flies. I fish with both a 10 and a 12.
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Posted 17 January 2017 - 05:42 PM

Does everybody have at least a 10wt?  Thinking about whipping up a few more of these..

so my 5wt wont work? Lol
Yep got a 10

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Posted 17 January 2017 - 05:45 PM

Flat Rock,
Last year we ran two options. Single hook and articulated. The articulateds ran in the 11-14 inch range. People came up with various ways to protect the flies. Several put them in Plano boxes. That made both directions of the trip easy.
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Posted 17 January 2017 - 07:36 PM

Flat Rock,
Last year we ran two options. Single hook and articulated. The articulateds ran in the 11-14 inch range. People came up with various ways to protect the flies. Several put them in Plano boxes. That made both directions of the trip easy.
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Ok, I am down with Plano's, just do not want to jam up the plans of others... Thank you

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Posted 17 January 2017 - 07:44 PM

Does everybody have at least a 10wt?  Thinking about whipping up a few more of these..

so my 5wt wont work? Lol
Yep got a 10

Got a Sage 12 With Copper Abel reel but threw the Yak hair streamer handily with a 9 Foot Cabela's, 8 Weight, WF8Floater; Flies like a dart, swims like a Large Yellow Perch in the cookable size range. TigerMuskie food in local waters.

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Posted 17 January 2017 - 08:34 PM

Mike
That is an excellent fly. Is that your pattern?
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It's more or less a Brad Bohen fly called the Buford.

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Posted 21 January 2017 - 11:16 AM

My flies are on their way.

 

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Posted 22 January 2017 - 06:02 PM

We had an outstanding Musky Fly Swap last year.  I was very impressed with the problem-solving ability and the technical/artistic skills of participants in the swap.  Even though these are large flies, tiers need to balance weight of the hook and amount of materials with castability.  Flies need to push water and/or have a very seductive action on them.
 We will continue to target the biggest of these fish, those that are 40+ inches and 20+ pounds.  All flies must be tied on hooks 4/0 or larger and are due no later than March 10, 2017.  They need to be toe tagged and return postage must be included.  
 Swap - hook size 4/0 or larger and fly must be a minimum of 6.5 inches long (participants will tie 6 flies)
 SM - Musky Fly Guy  white/chartreuse streamer - 5/0 - 1. Eastern Fly - 2. Josephcsylvia - 3.Flat Rock native - Sonic Flashtail - 4. Crackleback - 5. WVUontheFly -6. Andrew.da.cook -   unnamed         -5/0
 
 Swap is full
Sign up by posting an "I'm in". Please specify the name of the fly and the size of the hook. I will verify with a confirming email or post.  Remember to send them in a container that will hold flies of that size. If all flies are submitted early, I will sort and get them back right away.  This will help us with our personal tying and planning for next year.  If you have any questions, please send me an email.  Last years swap was outstanding and ran very smoothly.  I am looking forward seeing your efforts.
 
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Posted 22 January 2017 - 06:52 PM

Flies look great!
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Posted 23 January 2017 - 12:06 PM

Eastern fly flies arrived.  Beautiful flies Kevin and thanks for the extra.  the first page is updated.