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  1. Hi,

    Had an other thread going checking to see the interest in this and got enough interest to host it.



    Here is the deal:

    We will leave it open to 12 tiers if we don't get 12 we will go with what we have.

    All tiers tie 6 flies you get 6 back, I'll be tying also of course so you don't get your own back.

    The reason I'm going with 6 is because these flies are involved,time consuming and can be expensive to tie. If the group as a whole wants to tie the standard 12 that's fine with me.


    The only rule is:

    1. Has to be a Stacked Deer Hair Bass Bug with a Weed Guard. Bass bugs are useless without a weed guard.

    Or tied Weedless IE: Bendback or Clouser Style.

    It can be a Top Water or a Bottom Bouncing/Subsurface design.


    And yes I'm going to fish mine.(hence the weed guard requirement) I don't care how pretty they are...they are not going to set on the mantle or desk with me,well at least not until I catch at least one fish with it and then maybe I'll retire it.


    They can be any size or pattern they don't have to be the same...in other words all 6 flies can be different. You don't have to tie 6 of the same thing.


    If that's how it goes what I will do is pick one set of 6 flies, pick one fly and have all the names in a hat, pull a name and that person gets that fly until we are done with that tier..ect.


    If you can tie a decent stacked deer hair bass bug please join. Don't be shy because of some of the talent here. Just give it your best effort. It's all about fun,sharing and learning.


    Standard Fly Swap Rules Apply.



    Due Date is: 10-1-2016.....is that long enough?

    Please be prompt.


    Edit: Just a side note I'm good for 12 or I'll do the 6 and throw in some hand shaped cork/foam poppers in as some bonus flies.


    You know what I don't like about these swaps? Hardly anyone ever posts what they got...I'll be taking pictures and posting every entry.


    Edit: Closing this off at 6 tiers @6 flies each 8-26-2016

    Unless someone just really wants to get in over the 6 count and everyone else agrees to tie an extra one or two.

    Swap Meister: Mike West


    1. josephcsylvia _6...Recieved

    2. jjs89yj _6...Recieved

    3. eastern fly_6

    4. Crackleback _ 6....Recieved

    5. vicente_6_Recieved

    6. essequamvideri _6...Recieved I think no toe tag. Came in a clear Dakota box?



    I knew there was something I was forgetting. I give you permission to name them what ever comes to mind. Sorry 'bout that.



  2. I've never read one of his books ... but I always liked Mcmanus' humor in his column.



    If you enjoyed McManus you might like MacDougall, He writes just like back woods Maine people speak. It can be a challenge to read some of it, but this is where I learned to fish. I have met many people that are just like his characters in his books. My first book was a B-day gift that is signed by him before he passed. A good friend knew him well. I can still find some of his books on the used book sights.



  3. I also have met some of the mentioned. Especially at the fly shows. One that I remember well was Jack Gartside. Truly enjoyed the conversation and the lesson in tying. He was a fantastic teacher.


    However the one I have the fondest memories of was Gadabout Gaddis. I think I was about 6 and stood by his side and fished in Auburn Maine.... well me and about 200 other kids that day.


    Thank you Dad for the introduction and fishing.



  4. Good morning Fin-ite,


    I would suggest doing the same and I have done just that quite a few times. I have also checked with some chefs that I know. Every one I have talked with has said it would be the same either fresh water or salt water. Because of my fishing opportunities, I have made this many times, using pan fish and white perch, and have had great success. i.e. no one has fallen ill from eating it. Although that being said, it usually doesn't say around much more than an hour.









    • 1 pound white fish fillets, cut into 1/2-inch cubes

    1 teaspoon grapefruit zest

    1 teaspoon lime zest

    1/2 cup freshly squeezed grapefruit juice

    1/3 cup freshly squeezed lime juice

    1 medium tomato, seeded and diced

    1 small red onion, finely diced

    2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

    4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

    1 jalapeno, seeded and minced

    1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro leaves

    1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano leaves

    1/4 teaspoons kosher salt

    1 teaspoon sugar

    1/2 teaspoon toasted and ground cumin



    Put the fish, grapefruit zest, lime zest, grapefruit juice, and lime juice into a large resealable bag. Put the bag into a leak-proof container and refrigerate over night, turning 2 to 3 times, during this time, to evenly distribute the marinade.

    Drain the marinade and put the fish into a large serving bowl. Add the tomato, onion, olive oil, garlic, jalapeno, cilantro, oregano, salt, sugar, cumin, and stir gently to combine. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes prior to serving.

    This would be my choice.


  6. Bob finally decided to tie the knot with his long-time girlfriend.
    One evening, after the honeymoon, he was tying some flies for fun. His new wife was standing there at the bench watching him.

    After a long period of silence she finally spoke, "Honey, I've just been thinking, now that we are married, maybe it's time you quit spending all your time out here in the shop.
    You probably should just consider getting rid of all this fly tying stuff and that stupid rusty old Jeep.
    Bob got a horrified look on his face.
    She said, "Darling, what's wrong?"
    He replied, "For a minute there you were starting to sound just like my ex-wife."

    Bob replied: "I wasn't!"



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