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: Fly Swap-Special- Flat Wings

01-13-2003, 05:50 PM
This will our third swap but is not considered fly swap # 3 since that will be after #2... This swap will run concurrently with Fly Swap #2 and we can refer to it as "Fly Swap FW"...Ok... Please sign up on this thread...same rules...6 flies...due end of February. I will meister.... and , in case anyone was wondering it was not my devious way scrounging flies out of boarmountain... that never entered my mind:cool: ... anyway..please sign up ..let me see how many sign up and maybe we can extend it beyond the end of February since we will be starting this at mid January. Lets stay flexible... my next post will be a first report after sign ups..thanks

01-13-2003, 06:35 PM
Are you limiting this to long hackle flatwings? If so, I haven't got the skills or materials to join this one :( . Then again, maybe I can pick up a few pointers and hackles at the Marlboro show.


01-13-2003, 08:40 PM
I love flatwings. I'm in this one.

01-13-2003, 09:22 PM
Myself and Joe wojtan are in.

01-13-2003, 10:16 PM
Mike..forgot to say this will be a three wing flat wing .. about 7 inches..right? We have four..and I know a couple others said Yes on the other thread.

01-13-2003, 10:23 PM
sounds good

Doc Duprey
01-14-2003, 07:18 AM
I'm in on this one as well.

In honor of my New Jersey location, I was thinking of a Tony Soprano shades of black and blue.

Best regards,


01-14-2003, 07:20 AM
Q -

I would suggest sitting in on Todd Murphy's flatwing session at the show, you should come out of that with all the skills you need :)

John -

Great idea!

BTW - can you move this discussion to the striper board?

01-14-2003, 10:16 AM
Hey Doc, Copying my herring?:hehe:

01-14-2003, 12:17 PM
O.K, Ill give it a shot, you will have to for give me, I havent tied one of these yet, this should be my first!

01-14-2003, 03:35 PM
I'm in, thinking of one of favorites, a Bonderew Bucktail.

Tod D
01-14-2003, 03:51 PM
For a chance for one of boarmountain's flies, count me in.

01-14-2003, 03:52 PM
The swap is for a 3 feather flatwing. The bondorew bucktail is a single feather fly.

01-14-2003, 05:59 PM
No, Three feathers. White under yellow under blue hackles.

01-14-2003, 06:10 PM
Mike- I will have to agree with brianf27 that the Bonderow bucktail is tied with 3 feathers in the tail, but according to the recipe in his book the yellow and blue feathers are replaced with bucktail. This just shows the degree of diversity in tying any pattern; even Ken Abrames lists using synthetic hair for a couple of his patterns listed in his first book. Ron

01-14-2003, 06:11 PM
Ken Abrames book lists it as
Tail:white bucktail, pearl flash, yellow bucktail,1 white saddle,yellow and blue fishair over that.
You tie it different than he does. That was the pattern I was going from.
If you use three, it's OK w/ me:)

01-14-2003, 07:42 PM
Lets make the due date by Mid March... by the date of the Wilminton fly show..that should be enough time...

01-14-2003, 08:34 PM
I'm in.

01-15-2003, 04:05 AM
I am in!

01-15-2003, 07:52 AM
Does anyone have any color prefrences for the flies I'm doing for the swap?If we can get some agreement , that's what I'll tie.

01-15-2003, 08:59 AM
I'm thinking about lighter shades of green and green/gold or these next mentioned colors for mine.

Mike, what about a herring green, if I can find one, over lavender or purple over yellow or a shade down of gold/green - how does that look in your mind's eye?

01-15-2003, 10:04 AM
Describe "herring " green. I'm not sure what you mean by that color. The other colors you mentioned sound great.

01-15-2003, 11:44 AM
kinda like a green/black. Spirit River makes a yak hair in what they call a herring green; I also have a neck or cape in 'furnace', which is irridescent green/black.

01-15-2003, 11:56 AM
Sounds like a cool color. Should make a nice flatwing

01-15-2003, 01:34 PM
I'll get in on this, too.
Dave Williams

01-15-2003, 02:13 PM
Yup, count me in on this. I'm really looking forward to seeing all the patterns that come out of this one.

I saw some of Tod D's work and I've got to say anyone would be lucky to get one if his entries.

Boar, you can enter twice if you really want to. :hehe:

Tod D
01-15-2003, 03:31 PM
Oh Jim, you're too kind. I'm blushing...

I've got 5 dozen with your name on them if it means getting out in that Hydrasport!

01-15-2003, 05:31 PM
Tod, one for each rod should do.
Saquish rip+ mid-may+ a fly that looks better than the local herring = Tons-O-Fun.

Doc Duprey
01-15-2003, 11:00 PM
Hey Tod and Jim,

If I bring some flatwings to share and my 'yak, can a Joisey boy play too?

Happy New Year, Tod. Looking forward to fishing with you again, flatwings or no.

Best regards,


01-16-2003, 10:12 AM
John, if it isn't too late, count me in on the flatwing swap.


Tod D
01-16-2003, 11:52 AM
Hey there Doc! Keep meaning to write to you, but manage to find another excuse. Hope the Jersey fall treated you well.

We definitely have to make another sortie or two when you're back up this way. This time though I'll get you into some fish - ok, Jim W will... but I'll be there! We've been discovering some terrific places that seem perfectly suited to some 'flatwing fishing'.

01-16-2003, 04:53 PM
Sounds good. Even with the boat I don't think I'll be giving up on yak fishing, it's just too fun. BTW or should I say BBFT - have you got a 15wt?:devil:

Doc Duprey
01-16-2003, 05:17 PM

No but I have an old 2x4 I could put guides on...

A 15 wt.? What are you cooking up?

Best regards,


01-19-2003, 11:42 AM
Too funny. Bring the 2x4 along, we can use it to brace my back if I can hook up on another one of those tuna.

Doc Duprey
01-19-2003, 04:45 PM
Ah so...Sushi on the fin, so to speak...:devil:

All I can say is that winter is way too long! I'll see you and Tod in the spring, God willing.

Looking for fishing reports soon.

Best regards,