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: Warmwater Fly Swap?

11-12-2001, 06:59 AM
Anyone intersted?

Number of flies you need to tie wiil match the number of participants, I would like to target 10.

I would also target the end of January for the due date now that the holidays are upon us.

I will tie my favorite yellow popper.


Dble Haul
11-12-2001, 08:14 AM
Roop- You can count me in. Just say when and where to send them, and I'll get to it. Thanks for starting this.

BTW, are you volunteering to be swap miester? If so, there's an extra fly in it for you. :-)


John Desjardins
11-12-2001, 08:16 AM
Count me in.

11-12-2001, 08:42 AM
Haven't tied my crayfish pattern in years... count me in.

11-12-2001, 11:04 AM
I guess I'll meister.

Roop - popper
Mark - conehead bunny leach
John - albino dragon - fly
Juro - crayfish
DFix - streamer or nymph (I'd like to see the streamer)
Lefty - yellow & chart clouser

Will update as we grow.


John Desjardins
11-12-2001, 12:58 PM
My pattern will be the "albino dragonfly".

Dble Haul
11-12-2001, 06:26 PM
I'll tie my conehead bunny leech, probably in yellow. It's simple and fishy. ;-)


11-12-2001, 07:19 PM
Right, sorry John.

The "alboono dragoono fly"

Got it.

Roop ;>

11-13-2001, 08:36 AM
I tried to connect on this thread last nite from home, and the damn thing wouldn't recognize me.

Jeff, I'm in if a yellow perch streamer or some ugly looking olive/brown Dragonfly nymph is welcome...

11-13-2001, 11:58 AM
In. I'm not that versed in these small flies, but I can do my Yellow Over Clouser (smallmouth is what they were invented for).


Dble Haul
11-15-2001, 02:38 PM
Any chance that we can use this swap to start a warm water pattern archive? I'm not familiar with how much work this would entail, but I'm curious. Could be a nice resource.


11-15-2001, 03:33 PM
Yes Doublehaul, every swap we do produces images and recipes in the archive. That way everyone gets to see and tie the flies even if they don't end up getting that particular pattern in the mail. It adds a little extra work to the equation but the returns are ten-fold. I really look forward to seeing all those patterns in the archives!

11-15-2001, 04:02 PM
Thanks Terry - glad you're in!

11-19-2001, 06:40 PM
Looks like we're the only one's who will 'fess up to playing with panfish!!

Let's get started:

1. I will email my mailing address to each participant
2. Please only tie one for each person.
3. I'll distribute.
4. If others want to join in we'll just wait for them.
5. Otherwise, send 'em when you're done, whenever you get around to it.

Thanks guys.


11-19-2001, 07:01 PM
Jeff -

DO you want to send them to me so I can scan them in for you?

11-19-2001, 08:39 PM

I just saw this thread. My first foray into the addiction of fly fishing was on an outing for one of my favorite fish - smallmouth. I have not gone fishing for smallies often enough in the past few seasons but I vow to make amends next year. This swap would be a good way for me to get started on this path.

Count me in for a Whitlock's Sculpin. This is a sweet fly and it will be a good learning experience if I tie it. I have a good story behind it too.



11-20-2001, 07:06 AM
Welcome Mike! I'm glad you're in, look forward to checking out your sculpin.

Juro - re: scanning Thanks - I may be able to do it by the time we're done or have a neighbor do it. If not, then I'll dump it on your plate.

I hope this strom front passes through so I can get out on the ponds this afternoon...:cool:

11-20-2001, 07:19 AM

Total # of tiers: 7

Roop - snake fly (previously popper)
Mark - conehead bunny leach
John - albino dragon - fly
Juro - crayfish
DFix - streamer or nymph (I'd like to see the streamer)
Lefty - brown & yellow clouser
Mike Doogue - Whitlock Sculpin


11-20-2001, 01:08 PM
Mike - I have to ask how big is your Sculpin pattern? considering how much material can be jammed on a hook for one of those.

11-20-2001, 04:23 PM

The sculpin is plenty small for a bass to devour. I would say that the bulk of the sculpin body is 1 inch x 1/2 inch x 1/2 inch max. Then there is a hackle for a tail that makes the overall length of the fly 2.5 inches or so. The fly that I am going to copy when I get ready to submit for the swap is tied by an excellent smallmouth fisherman from Virginia. His name is Harry Murray. In days past he was a druggist and he tied flies in his spare time. Eventually his fly tying business overtook his work as a druggist and now he ties flies and guides for smallmouth on the Shenandoah on a full time basis. He has a nice fly catalog and all is well in Harry's world.

He backs this fly for smallmouth and I concur. I have never used his fly (too nice...it is a copier ...a wall-hanger) but I have used similar flies and taken some great bass on it. One memorable largemouth gave me a 5 minute Nantucket sleigh ride in my float tube. It was awesome.

I hope that you guys like the fly.


11-27-2001, 11:23 AM
OK guys, it looks like nobody else want to play.

I'll email my home address out tomorrow night.

11-27-2001, 06:05 PM
Just a test...

This is Mike Doogue and every time I post in this thread it comes up as if my brother Mark posted.

Again - this is just a test...

11-27-2001, 06:43 PM
Mike - you passed the test :D

11-27-2001, 09:47 PM
Dave.. I will be watching you during this fly swap. from the Chick magnet

11-29-2001, 09:25 AM
You stunning and oh, so handsome example of admiration, you - thank you - what kind of chicks did you have in mind - BUZZARD CHICKS??? :rolleyes: :eek: :D

11-30-2001, 09:00 AM
Are Roop, minor correction.
I never said Chartreuse, but that might work. The ones I learned are Brown over Yeller to mimic baby sunfish. That's what I meant to say.
We just gotta have a smallmouth clave next year.
I got just the place too.


11-30-2001, 11:44 AM
Thanks Terry, correction made.

I am planning on a smallmouth trip this spring. I've heard of some insane smallmouth water up on the Canada/ Maine border and will gather some more info this winter.

Of course, I'd love to stay closer if you have some better suggestions.


12-18-2001, 08:54 AM
Glad we have til the end of Ja. After the new year I can really sit back and get tying.

Are you refering to "Big Lake" in the Grand Lake Stream area? You can rent cabins that slep 4 for about $35 per night. I've been there twice, but for trout and landlocked Salmon. They say Big lake is killer for smallies. Only problem is the 7 hour drive. I doubt I would drive that far for Bronzebacks when they are available closer.
The last 2 years I've rented a camp in the Bridgeton Me. area and done well. Western Me has a lot of Smallie fishing. And then of course Winnepasauki (sp?).


John Desjardins
12-18-2001, 09:37 AM
While the topic of smallmouth waters is here, I have a question. Has anyone rented a boat at the Quabbin to chase them? I'm assuming that it will reopen in the spring and I'm thinking of good excursions for my son and I.

12-28-2001, 12:06 PM
I'm tempted to go with my famous Dammit Popper, if you want us to join in that is, if not no hard feelings, we'll get in on the next one.