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: Fly Swap #3


striblue
03-24-2003, 07:05 PM
I know we are getting close to fishing time so I wanted to get a head count on who would be interested in a final fly swap which I had mentioned back at the beginning of the winter... This would be our official final swap of the year...unless of course others want more... The "Theme" of this swap is only "original" flies.... Any type of fly so long as it is considered original by the tyer... no copies... but copying technique is obviously ok.... and not a familar fly in just another color...you know the drill..... So... just sign up here on this thread if interested... it would be 6 flies again so really the minimum number of participants should be 6 with the maximum unlimited. The flies would be due to me for distribution by the end of May. I have some from Slinger already... but just let me know if everybody is sick of tying.

ashley
03-25-2003, 02:24 PM
Hi John,just wondering do these originals have to be tested or can they be ideas from this past winter?
I've got an idea for a crab.
Ashley

John Desjardins
03-25-2003, 03:43 PM
Im in. It will be a fun to tie a saltwater fly after all the midges this winter.

striblue
03-25-2003, 03:52 PM
Ashley... the fly does not have to be tested... and John , welcome.. I will wait and see who else signs up... Ashley... Most all flies work anyway..probably 90% of them so I am sure it will work anyway.

Adrian
03-25-2003, 04:08 PM
O.K. I'm in - this one sounds like fun - now will it be silli-skin flounders, AWACS crabs or floating clam worms?

ashley
03-25-2003, 04:14 PM
In that case John I'm im.

saltydog
03-25-2003, 05:19 PM
STRUBLE, Im in if you still have room;)
'GOOD LUCK GOOD TYIN":smokin:
P.S. did you get the FLAT WINGS:confused:

striblue
03-25-2003, 06:10 PM
Yes Salty I did get the flat wings... see other thread on flat wings... There is plenty of room for more.

MarkDoogue
03-25-2003, 06:20 PM
I'm in for this one.

These will be my first flies tied on my own. I already have an idea for a crab fly that I mentioned to Roop and JimW at Jim's tying clave. We'll see if it works.

John, any insights on sites or books where I can see detailed photos of crabs so I can model mine realistically?

broche
03-25-2003, 08:56 PM
I would love to participate. I'm afraid that none of my patterns are original (I've borrowed something with every pattern I've tied). Count me in if I can 'cheat' a little.

Bill

striblue
03-25-2003, 09:00 PM
Broche, Everyones in so don't worry...new tyers are exempt from total original...just a little original... Doogue, I think a real good book to see crabs is the "National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Seashore Creatures"... great book in general and readily available in most bookstores.

jimS
03-26-2003, 07:31 AM
John, I've developed a bunker pattern that seemed to work well last fall. While it is probably not totally original (I'm not terribly creative) I think it has a few unique characteristics to qualify for this swap.

Simms

flyfisha1
03-26-2003, 07:41 AM
Room for one more?

striblue
03-26-2003, 09:28 AM
Keep signing up... and start tying...By Sunday I will post the list of Participants.

shadfreak
03-26-2003, 09:28 AM
John
I'm in also if there's space.
Larry

Geoff
03-26-2003, 11:33 AM
Please count me in.

I have an idea that I hope will qualify as at least somewhat original. Should I provide details?- ok here goes- at the risk of getting disqualified (remember, I'm an inland boy).

A saltwater spey style fly-... has it already been done? :confused:

I would like to try one but I'm not sure of which hook to use.

Striblue- will this fly? errr- fish?



Geoff

striblue
03-26-2003, 12:41 PM
Yes It will Geoff... go for it... this is the "expand your Immagination" swap if you will.

DFix
03-27-2003, 08:05 AM
In.

flyfisha1
04-02-2003, 12:31 PM
Sorry if I missed it, but did the list of participants ever get posted? Just checking in to see when I should commence tying...

striblue
04-02-2003, 12:39 PM
I have not done that yet and will do so soon. Everyone who wants to participate who have signed on here should begin tying ASAP.

flyfisha1
04-02-2003, 12:45 PM
Striblue, thanks... was just checking to see that I hadn't missed something. Only 6 flies each?

striblue
04-02-2003, 01:18 PM
Yes..but an extra for the meister..me... but I will save it for the forum and some drawing later.

Adrian
04-04-2003, 04:37 PM
Bump - flies are in the mail today John!

Phew, I actually got one in before the cutoff date - at least I think I did?:rolleyes:

I settled on a clam worm design inspired by a bit of tradition and Bob Hines floating pattern. Scanners still giving me major memory problems so can't post a pic.

Gota go get packed for the trip - jibbering idiot - sure to forget something ....:eyecrazy:

saltydog
04-04-2003, 04:50 PM
striblue, Im loosing track of time, an a few outher thing? :confused: when, an how meny, do you need/:confused:
'GOOD LUCK GOOD TYIN":smokin:

MarkDoogue
04-04-2003, 07:17 PM
Yikes!!! I thought we hand until May for this swap?

striblue
04-04-2003, 07:23 PM
Yes we do .. Doogue... everyone should take extra time since it is the last of the season and will not bump up to another swap.

MarkDoogue
04-04-2003, 10:42 PM
Oh, thank god. I'm in the midst of a pre-golf season frenzy to sell about 9 Scotty Cameron Futura putters to finance one for myself + some other golf related expenses. It seems to be monopolizing my time.

The putter is awfully cool, though.

MarkDoogue
04-04-2003, 10:43 PM
By the way, my crab pattern will be dubbed "The Two-Bit Crab."

John Desjardins
04-09-2003, 12:46 PM
John, Could you PM me your address. The flys just need some epoxy, and their ready to go.

saltydog
04-09-2003, 03:35 PM
O.K. heres the one for the ORIGINAL fly swap. I have fished it an it WILL catch fish BIGGEN'S AN LITTLEIN'S. I CRAFTED this fly for the guys that fish the WEST WALL. Ill be there w/ it this season also. well hope you like it, an it works for you.
'GOOD LUCK GOOD TYIN":smokin:

striblue
04-09-2003, 05:18 PM
Looks good Rich....by the way I forgot to answer you question in the post above..but the same rules apply to this swap as the others flies..one extra.

flyfisha1
04-27-2003, 05:22 PM
... tried to PM, but your box is full... When are the flies due, and where should I send them? I'm going to try and tie them up this evening... hope I haven't missed the "due date"...

Chris

striblue
04-27-2003, 08:40 PM
I would think by the end of May... I really need to get my act together and send out the Flat wings... I have them all ready... I will definitly send them out this week ...

DFix
04-28-2003, 09:26 AM
Oh, but I get grief...:rolleyes: