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  1. Mine were sent the other day. I should have sent them express but I'm sure they will get there near the deadline. 36 Rainbow Ghost streamers Let me know when they arrive. Sorry if they are a few days late...
  2. For my flies that are 22 and smaller, I use a razor blade.
  3. Just went through all the flies from this swap...what a great selection. Thanks Horseshoe. It was a great swap.
  4. I've hosted and participated in many swaps and never had a problem with the border. I send cash to US swapmeisters as the IRC usually don't cover all teh postage.
  5. Got my flies today. There are some real nice flies in this bunch. thanks for the great swap Wellman. :headbang: :headbang: :headbang:
  6. I may have to host one again soon also...just can't decide what and when... :yahoo: :yahoo:
  7. Just the other day I caught a 22" Brown on a size 22 fly. I would say that 90% of my nymphs and dry flies are on size 16 - 22. I couldn't agree more that small flies = big fish. remember those fish get big by not falling for our larger imitations. Check the bugs on the river and compare sizes. For instance, the BWO nymphs in my favorite stream are about the size of a 26 hook. So even when I tie them on a 22, I'm at a disadvantage. Also, once in a while I'll use my "stomach sucker" (I call it) to check what is in the trouts stomach. Most of the time they feed on insects that are so small that they just can't be tied. My advice is...give it a try. You may surprise yourself.
  8. I can't wait to see these flies...if you need me in the next week or so I'll be out at the mailbox. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:
  9. I tied a half dozen of these and hit the river yesterday with them in the box. I addded a bit of CDC in the winging and used crystal flash under clear olive larvae lace. the crystal flash under the lace, simulates the little air bubbles emergers carry with them to the surface. Of the 4 browns I landed, 2 were on this pattern. It's now a proven fly for me. Thanks for sharing.
  10. My first flies were Hares Ear Nymphs and similar. Now I tie everything I can...including my rods.
  11. We have strong caddis hatches in my area so I find the stimulators in a size 14 or 16, but I'd never hit the river during Caddis time without size 20-22 elk hair caddis flies in my box. 80% of my fishing is with nymphs and emergers but nothing is more exciting as an evening of rising trout.
  12. It is some sort of parachute / extended body fly.... Can't really tell as we have no size reference. What size hook is it on...if it's a size 12 or larger, I'd say its a damsel or dragonfly imitation (dry), if it's 14 or smaller it's just an extended body dry fly like a mayfly or similar...really hard to tell with this photo...try to get a size reference adn it might help out a bit. Nice looking fly though...
  13. They're small but I got a 21 inch Brown the other morning using those...tiny BWO are great in early and late season....hope they work for you.
  14. Please don't go more than 36...I was on the fence about 24...what other sites are you posted on????
  15. I'm in...I'll throw in some US $$$$ for postage and flies...how about that. :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang:
  16. This is not my pattern but I have now tied several dozen and have fished them on Carp several times. It is by far the best carp fly in my box. I think the tyer on this video is a member here. great fly... :headbang: :headbang: :headbang:
  17. Mine went out at the end of last week. Get your magnifying glass ready...if you drop these on the floor, you'll never find them. :wallbash: :wallbash: :wallbash: :wallbash: :devil: :devil:
  18. BWO is is the hatch on my favorite river right now. I tie this one in size 18-24. The only change from teh picture below that I do, is to use a longer fibit tail... The other day I was out and it was deadly on the Browns. I also take this pattern and tie a small CDC loop on the top for an emerger pattern. http://www.danica.com/flytier/hweilenmann/bwo_nymph.htm
  19. Mine came today. Great flies and all will be good on my favorite river here. Thanks for the gifts Horseshoe and I see you added a few extra flies. Great swap all...I look forward to the next one.
  20. Altoid containers are good but it's cheaper to just put the flies between two pieces of cardboard and into an envelope. I use both methods.
  21. I just tied up 14 of these in almost every colour I own. I'll be using them for Carp...I'll post when I've tried them out. I love them.
  22. Addy please...I erased it from the last swap. Ready to go.
  23. Taking (not stealing) ideas is what it's all about. Steal away my friend... :devil: :devil: :devil:
  24. I tie many epoxy bodied fish like this one. Their techniques are all very similar. I've never tied one using a lip though. I usually wieght the fly with lead wire or split shots on the leader. Look at the top of the page under "Browse by material." Then browse the patterns under "Epoxy." There are lots of similar minnow patterns that you can use. Just vary the colours as you wish. I hope this helps.
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