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: Crayfish swap- who's in?


Dble Haul
01-11-2005, 01:12 PM
Flies that imitate crayfish, not flies for crayfish. :wink:

Well? :)

flyjkol
01-11-2005, 06:25 PM
Got my shell back and pheasant feather claws ready.

Quentin
01-11-2005, 07:11 PM
I'm in!

Q

John Desjardins
01-11-2005, 07:38 PM
This one should be interesting, Im in.

CDG
01-12-2005, 10:24 AM
You can count me in

Dble Haul
01-18-2005, 08:36 AM
My time has been pinched a bit, so I need to back out of this one.

Anyone willing to meister? Q?

Quentin
01-18-2005, 08:09 PM
Sure, I'll be the meister.

Looks like we're up to 6 swappers (still room for more!):

flyjkol
Quentin
John D
CDG
Shaq
Natrix


We each submit 6 flies and get back 1 fly from each of the other participants (5 flies total). The extra flies are traditionally the "meister" flies but I will donate them to the Forum raffle.

Deadline will be March 1 so that I can get the raffle flies in time for the Wilmington show (March 12 and 13). Send me a PM when you're ready to mail your flies and I'll send you my address.

Your package should include:

- Your flies!

- Tying instructions so that I can post them in the warmwater archives (or you may post them yourself if you prefer).

- A self-addressed, postage paid return package for me to send the swap flies back to you. Here's my suggestion: put your flies in a mailing box or other suitable mailing package with your name and address on it. Don't use too small of a box because the flies you get back might be bigger than the ones you send. Put on enough postage to cover that package and add some extra postage because the flies you get back might be heavier than the flies you send. Put that box or package into a mailing envelope and send it to me.


Let the tying begin!

If I forgot anything or if you have any questions please speak up.

Q

Shaq
01-19-2005, 08:28 AM
Looks like an interesting one Mind if I Join in?

Quentin
01-19-2005, 07:03 PM
Looks like an interesting one Mind if I Join in?

You're in Shaq!

I edited the rules (above) now that there are 5 of us.

Anyone else want to join?

Q

natrix
01-21-2005, 11:06 AM
Take another fly ?

Natrix

Quentin
01-22-2005, 10:36 AM
Definitely! You're in Natrix.

Now we're up to 6 flies each. I'll set that as the maximum, although more people can still join. If we get more swappers then you still send in 6 flies and get 5 back (the extra one is for the Forum raffle).

BTW, you don't have to submit 6 of the same fly. You can do them all the same, all different, or any combination in between. One of the benefits of doing these swaps is that we add all the new flies to the archives, so if you have several good patterns and want to mix it up feel free to do so!

Q

Shaq
01-22-2005, 04:41 PM
got these off a site to buy live crawfish, might be alittle easier than tying the little buggers, huh?

Quentin
01-23-2005, 08:44 AM
Yummm . . .

Did you see any photos of a bass attacking a crayfish?

Q

edit:

Found one!

Shaq
01-23-2005, 11:39 AM
Nice. Like a giant vacuum

Quentin
01-30-2005, 01:55 PM
Here's my prototype crayfish fly during the tank test (well, my bathroom sink). The fly is weighted along the shank so it will supposedly fish with the hook inverted, but it doesn't work all the time. The claws need to be a little fuller, which should help, and I'll try using a little more weight or changing the way it's tied on. Or maybe I'll use foam for part of the shell. Hmm . . .

Q

Shaq
01-31-2005, 07:02 PM
Great tie quentin,

I'll have mine in the mail tomorrow, Here is the pic of what you'll be recieving. in the water, it just bristles.

Quentin
01-31-2005, 08:30 PM
Looks good Shaq! I like the green coloration. Saratoga smallies are gonna inhale that one :biggrin:

Q

Shaq
02-01-2005, 09:27 AM
Ya I like it, It incorporates everything the smallies like, rubber legs, rabbit hair and marabou. Thing is also weighted to sit, hook-up.

Hey quentin, are we the only ones in this swap? Haven't heard from the others lately.

Dble Haul
02-01-2005, 09:38 AM
Hey Q, where did you find a live crayfish at this time of year to put in your sink? :smokin:

natrix
02-01-2005, 09:07 PM
Hears my bug

Hook: ????? Ill look.
Thread: Black flat waxed nylon
Body: Leach yarn, with #10 dry fly hackle & #10 oval silver tinsel
Legs: Stripped Rig neck Pheasant tail wound three times
Eyes: Burned florescent red 30# amnesia
Head: Spun Deer hair tips
Claws: Craft fur
Weight: Extra small lead dumbbells.

CDG
02-01-2005, 09:24 PM
Are we going to be receiving a copy of everyone's instructions and lists of materials or just the flies. Just want to know how many copies to include.

CDG

Quentin
02-02-2005, 05:57 PM
CDG - you only need to send one copy of the tying instructions so I can post them in the archives with a photo of the fly. Or, if you prefer, you can post the instructions yourself. I'll post the photo and you can add the instructions. You're welcome to do your own photo as well, just post the photo and instructions in the warmwater archives and include "crayfish swap" somewhere in the message so people can find it with the search feature.

Nice fly Natrix. Looks deadly! (Awesome photo too.)

Mark -- the blurry photo conceals some of the flaws :hihi: . Maybe the camera focused on the surface of the water and not on the fly? I think I got the body shape down pretty good and the antennae came out great (stripped hackles colored brown and coated with Soft Body). I'll post a better photo and tying instructions when I finalize the design.

Can't wait to see the rest of the entries!

Q

Quentin
02-15-2005, 05:41 PM
Two weeks to go.

I got Natrix's today and they look great :cool:

Q

Shaq
02-16-2005, 03:08 PM
SENT MINE TODAY, YOU SHOULD GET THEM SOON.

Quentin
02-17-2005, 05:40 PM
Shaq's and Jared's crayfish arrived today. Excellent work guys!

Q

CDG
02-26-2005, 11:25 AM
I hate to have to do this but I dislocated by shoulder and had to have surgery on it and now i'm immobilized for about 3 weeks. I didn't get a chance to finish my flies and I'm not sure what you guys want to do. If you want to wait until i'm able to finish them or if you just want to cut me out of the swap, either way is fine with me. I apologize for the inconvenience. I hate typing with one hand.

CDG

Shaq
02-26-2005, 12:58 PM
I don't know how anybody else feels but my vote is send him the extra flies and don't make hime tie. Anybody that can't tie for three weeks has gone through enough punishment in my opinion. deserves a few flies in my book. if we have extra, send them out. Or you could add the extras into the raffle batch

Quentin
02-26-2005, 02:47 PM
CDG, sorry to hear about your injury. Hope you'll still be able to fish this spring!

As for the flies, how 'bout this: send any 6 flies from your fly box and you're still in. Even "gently used" flies are ok ;) . I'll send you the crayfish flies from the other participants, and the others can have their choice of one of your "mystery flies" or one duplicate crayfish fly. Sound good?

Q

CDG
02-26-2005, 06:04 PM
sounds good, pm me where to send them.

CDG

John Desjardins
02-26-2005, 08:39 PM
I'm running a little late on this one the flys will ship monday or tuesday. Q, add me to the list of people your PM'ing your address to.

Quentin
02-27-2005, 01:41 PM
John and CDG,

I sent you a PM with the mailing address. Thanks!

Q

John Desjardins
03-01-2005, 11:40 AM
John and CDG,

I sent you a PM with the mailing address. Thanks!

Q
Their on the way along with a completely different fly for the meister. thanks Q.

Quentin
03-03-2005, 08:24 PM
Got 'em John. Thanks!! Very nice -- as always -- and extra thanks for the dragonfly. Looks awesome :smokin: . I suggested a dragonfly swap as a possibility this year. We'll definitely do one next year!

Q