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The Complete Mayfly Swap


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#1 Dubs

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Posted 17 March 2017 - 10:27 PM

This swap will cover all species and sizes.  3 spots for 4 categories each, to get a general application for most situations.
 
Due date will be April 21st
 
Patterns do not have to be specific to species (Adams, Pheasant Tail, etc), just generally representative of a mayfly, but can be as specific as the tyer wishes.  Just signing up for a spot in a category is all that is required.  Standard rules otherwise.  
 
Swap is FULL!
*BONUS* 1 winner will be drawn for a new Metz #1 brown rooster neck
 
Spinners 
 1. Wetsock RECEIVED
 2. djh262 RECEIVED
 3. Li'lDave RECEIVED
Adult
 4. vicente RECEIVED
 5. Idaho RC RECEIVED
 6. vicrider RECEIVED
Emerger or Cripple
 7. GP flyfisherman RECEIVED
 8. Dorado RECEIVED
 9. atxdiscgolfer RECEIVED
Nymph
10. mwfishyfishy RECEIVED
11. 1hook RECEIVED
12. fishingbobnelson RECEIVED
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#2 vicente

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 12:39 AM

I'll most likely join in on this one, been trying to challenge myself and tie more trout flies lately.



#3 GP flyfisherman

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 06:40 AM

I will tie up either a march Brown or BWO parachute as a emerger probably on size 16 kinkhammer hook.

#4 Dubs

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 08:10 AM

Got you GP, vicente just let me know where to put your name.

I also added a week to the due date, I think April 21st will work better, no rush tying but still get them back without missing much fishing.

#5 mwfishyfishy

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 08:38 AM

Since I'll be just coming off a move I'll need to keep it simple, I'm in for a nymph. Bead-head pheasant's tail. Sz 18. In full disclosure this will be my first swap on this board.



#6 Dubs

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 09:48 AM

Welcome mwfishyfishy! If you haven't seen the swap rules they are in a sticky thread for reference. Glad you signed up.

Once swap fills I will PM all members my address.

*I will add a bonus to each members set, flies or material. I will also be giving away a special prize, a Metz #1 brown rooster neck, brand new.
All swappers that have thier flies to me before the due date will be entered into drawing, picked by wheeldecide.com

#7 vicente

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 10:54 AM

I'll do an adult.

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 11:02 AM

All do the adult.  



#9 Dorado

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 11:02 AM

Hey Dubs. Please put me down for an emerger. 



#10 atxdiscgolfer

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 11:44 AM

put me down for an emerger

#11 Wetsock

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 12:19 PM

Dubs with a offer like this who could resist joining. I will jump in with a hi-VI's rusty spinner.

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 12:43 PM

Haha well that got things moving!
Alright got you guys keep them coming. Emerger category is full

#13 vicrider

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 04:59 PM

I guess I'll pick the adult. An adult midge on one of my new #24s will bring up the smallest trout in the pond, whereupon he will be eaten by the biggest trout in the pond and you'll have a whopper of a story to tell.  NO NO NO, I'll tie something even you can get on the hook BB. March Browns are some of the bigger Mayflies but I did a bunch of them  recently so I'll look for something else. Would an attractor fly like President Eisenhower's famous House and Lot fly be okay? Maybe on a 12 or 14.



#14 vicente

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 05:06 PM

I'm not sure if my 12lb tippet will work on that vicrider, how about like a size 6?

#15 vicrider

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 05:23 PM

C'mon vicente, not everyone fishes with big hairy things all the time. About the biggest you'll see of the mayfly adults is a size 10 and size 16 & 18 are much more common. BWOs are seldom any smaller than an 18 and the midges the guys fish on the tailwaters of some of the most famous and heavily fish waters usually go from 24 and down. I like tying the little guys but also like to tie some of the bigger ones where you can really concentrate on each component because you have so much room on a size 14 hook.