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Classic Fly Swap With A Twist

Due Date Feb 25

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#16 breambuster

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 10:13 AM

Woodenlegs, Decisions, & Stilis; you are all in with your chosen fly! Happy to have you join us. 

 

OK, there is only one fly left, and that's the BWO Dry Fly. Who wants it? 

 

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#17 vicrider

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 01:05 PM

I'm in BB. Didn't see this post yesterday or I'd have jumped on Royal Wullf but the BWO is a classic and I have a good ass't of dun feathers for it.



#18 stabgnid

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 03:08 PM

I wish I could do this swap but I can't  (spread a little thin right now) I really like this Idea of a swap !!

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#19 breambuster

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 03:32 PM

Vicrider, You're in with the BWO Dry. Glad to have you join us. 

 

WE ARE NOW FULL!

 

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#20 breambuster

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 03:41 PM

ALRIGHT! We are now full! That didn't take long. I have had several people to say that they like the idea for this swap, and I'm glad. We may have to do this again, at some point. I've thought about some other types of flies that aren't listed here. We could have a Parachute, a Streamer, a Classic Wet Fly, etc. I will have to come up with some ideas for what would be the "have to have in your box" flies for each of those categories. Anyway, I'm glad that we have this one. Remember, the due date is February 25. Looking forward to seeing these sets as they begin to arrive. I hope that a lot of swappers will follow this one. I'll try to make pictures of the flies as they arrive and that will be a good reason for others to follow the swap. OK. Everyone get busy tying your flies!

 

Take care

 

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#21 Woodenlegs

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 07:27 AM

First attempt not bad only 12 to go.

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#22 rockworm

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 01:15 PM

Flies are ready. Please PM your address.



#23 Woodenlegs

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 03:10 PM

Flies are done and will be in the post tomorrow

Oops just woke up I need 13 not 12 !!!!!

#24 ColonelMel

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 11:15 PM

Breambuster, address, please.


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#25 vicrider

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 12:17 PM

What the heck is with this flies all set to go in already?  Did I miss a one week time limit?  C'mon guys, you make us slow tiers look bad.

 

And Woodenlegs, the total only has to be 12. Everybody gets one of each from each tier but not your own back. Sticking an extra or two in there for the SM is always a nice gesture but not necessary. 

 

Davey McPhail has a nice video on tying 3 different styles of BWOs and will use that as a guideline. I like his videos and explanations.



#26 ColonelMel

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 12:44 PM

LOL, Vicrider.  Here in Kentucky it was 10 degrees this past weekend, with snow on the ground and the hot tub is busted. Tying flies by the fire seemed like a good idea.


The true fisherman will fish for what is hitting. If minnows are all that is hitting, he will fish for minnows.


#27 breambuster

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 01:40 PM

Vicrider, I agree about Davey McPhail. I love his flies and his methods, but I sometimes I have trouble understanding his accent. Somebody posted a comment once to one of his videos and said something like, "I can't understand a word you say!" and his reply was, "Sometimes I can't understand myself!" 

 

Take care

 

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#28 Decisions

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 09:34 PM

Whoa, slow down boys! Your making the rest of us look bad. Hey I live in Canada, it's beyond cold here. Open water fishing is down but there is no stopping.... Ice fishing gear is out and enjoying the solitude in my portable ice hut instead.

 

I will get started on tying tomorrow night.

 

Cheers, Ron...


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#29 stilis

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 03:35 PM

I have gotten a grand total of 3 flies done so far.  I have managed to get the only two pieces of calf body hair in my state, and they are of horrific quality, takes me 10 minutes to get enough hair long enough to stack, and then mounted.



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Posted 12 January 2017 - 11:03 AM

Three sets of flies have arrived so far. We have some very nice Wooly Buggers from Colonel Mel, some sweet Adams Dry Flies from Woodenlegs and an awesome Elk Hair Caddis from Idaho RC. I'll try to get some pictures up tomorrow. 

 

Take care

 

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