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Old 02-18-2003, 10:23 PM
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Midge Fly swap update

I got the first flies in today and they look great. FrenchCreek (Pete Laviolette) and Art Burtons flies arrived today.
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Old 02-19-2003, 04:41 PM
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i'm gonna send mine out tomorrow hopefully
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Old 02-19-2003, 04:58 PM
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One could thing, the postage will be mimimal on this swap, just hope the midges don't slip through the cracks.

I have a confession, I don't tie midges, I just buy what I need from the fly shop.

Otherwise I would have participated.

My fly shop owner told me last month a fly fisherman (teenager) from PA ordered # 32 midge hooks from him.

Anybody ever use a hook that small ?

I think the smallest I ever use was a 24 or 26.

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Old 02-19-2003, 10:43 PM
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. . . My fly shop owner told me last month a fly fisherman (teenager) from PA ordered # 32 midge hooks from him. . . .
Size 32 ??? :eyecrazy:

Maybe he uses them to get the guppies out of his fish tank! :hehe:

I can't even imagine tying something on a hook that small. My finest thread is probably thicker than the hook shank! Don't get me wrong -- I'm not knocking the teeny flies since I'm sure they catch fish. I just have a hard enough time tying something on a #16 hook!

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Old 02-20-2003, 09:44 AM
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Hal, I've always been like you with flys smaller than #16 or 18. Thats why I hesitated and ultimately decided to meister theis swap. Its succeded in getting me past that psychological hurdle and into # 26 flys. Now I need to get some flys tied so they look good with the proper proportions.

#32 hooks, H'mm that could hook my sons beta fish.
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Old 02-20-2003, 10:23 AM
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I will ask my fly shop owner to show me some, maybe today, thursday is the day I usually stop there for some under the wifes radar miscellenous fly tying material purchases, etc.....

Better bring my reading glasses, I may be able to see them with those, maybe....

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i didn't know hooks came in a size 32
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Either did I, but I can ensure you I could not tie the leader on it nor see it on the water, so why bother.

Anyway, they will probably take a gray nymph.

Why make trout fly fishing really difficult ?

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Old 02-20-2003, 05:50 PM
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the smallest flies i have ever seen are #24 and i don't come across stuations where i need a flie that small
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Maybe my flies don't look the best, but they have caught fish under some unusual conditions. Some places like the Y pool back eddy on Swift River in Mass. I have caught and released some of the 2 and 3 lb fish that cruise around sipping up midges. Also I sometimes trim the hackle down, and sometimes I don't. I tie down to size #28, but I don't usually make wings. Wings on larger flies are OK, as they are easier to see. I don't think trout have any trouble seeing the fly unless the water is dirty. I have taken more big fish on midges than streamers.
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i've been lazy i'll send mine out monday
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Old 02-22-2003, 10:36 PM
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To keep everyone down, the countdown to closing swap = 13 days. Does anyone need the shipping address?

Art, who are you trying to kid. The flys look great and I'll bet on the fish liking them. There is a lot to be said for simple flies.
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ok it's wednesday and i finally sent mine out they should be there in a week or so
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Old 02-28-2003, 08:50 AM
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One week to go and I still need to tie mine. Last night Brads arrived, and they look great.
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I'll be sending mine tomorrow 3-1
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