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LittleJDecember 3rd, 2008, 8:49 am
Hollidaysburg Pa

Posts: 251
I figured it's about that time of year again, time to hold the second annual troutnut fy swap. I realize we are in the middle of the holliday season and every one is busy, so we won't have a due date until well after the first of the year. I just wanted to post this early enough that we can have some discussion towards a possible theme, while giving plenty of time for people to see the post and sign up. Personally it doesn't matter to me what we tie I've tried a handful of cool patterns this year that I could contribute. I think we should limit the number to 12ish, but i'm open for whatever.
CaseyPDecember 3rd, 2008, 9:56 am
Arlington, VA/ Mercersburg, PA

Posts: 653
a theme idea: since this is an entomologically themed site, perhaps we could tie representations of insects, as opposed to minnows, sculpins, leeches, and baitfish. just an idea...
"You can observe a lot by watching." Yogi Berra
LittleJDecember 4th, 2008, 5:32 am
Hollidaysburg Pa

Posts: 251
That sounds fine to me, however i want to be careful not to suggest realistic style tying because I don't want to turn anyone away (myself included). We'll see what everyone else has to say.
Jeff
MartinlfDecember 4th, 2008, 10:11 am
Moderator
Palmyra PA

Posts: 2911
I'm in. I have a fly in mind that I think you folks will find useful.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
TrtklrDecember 4th, 2008, 12:04 pm
Banned
Michigan

Posts: 115
I don't know how y'all do this but I can tie some up.
I have seen nothing more beautiful than the sunrise on a cold stream.
CaseyPDecember 4th, 2008, 6:51 pm
Arlington, VA/ Mercersburg, PA

Posts: 653
i want to be careful not to suggest realistic style tying

oh dear no! sorry, sir! sketchy representation was what i meant. "realistic" is not in my fly tying vocabulary.
"You can observe a lot by watching." Yogi Berra
LittleJDecember 5th, 2008, 1:25 pm
Hollidaysburg Pa

Posts: 251
Scott,
Here is how it works.
1.everyone ties one fly for each person in the swap.
2.Send the flies to me by the due date(T.B.A.). I will p.m. everyone my address.
3. I will return your box filled w/ one fly from everyone who participated.
4. be sure to include a name and recipe for your fly.

It's a good way to learn some new patterns. I have caught fish on every pattern tied from last years swap.

Here is who we got so far
1-jeff
2-Casey
3-Louis
4-Scott
5-?
6-?
7-?
8-?
9-?
10-?
11-?
12-?
Shawnny3December 5th, 2008, 3:36 pm
Moderator
Pleasant Gap, PA

Posts: 1197
I'd love to contribute something of my own and also get some flies from others (last year's were great), but I just don't know if I'll have the time with everything else I've got on my plate. I may have to pass on this one. When you have a due date, Jeff, please post it and I'll see if I can make it.

-Shawn
Jewelry-Quality Artistic Salmon Flies, by Shawn Davis
www.davisflydesigns.com
LittleJDecember 8th, 2008, 8:16 pm
Hollidaysburg Pa

Posts: 251
I just want to bump this back up.....
As soon as we gather a few more tiers we'll get a date set. If you have never done a fly swap give it a try. Most of us are spending more time at the vise this time of year than on the water, so give it a shot. The more variety the better the swap.
jeff
MartinlfDecember 10th, 2008, 4:38 am
Moderator
Palmyra PA

Posts: 2911
Hey Shawn, jump on board. I don't think Jeff will stop the train before you're able to get off.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
TrtklrDecember 10th, 2008, 11:10 am
Banned
Michigan

Posts: 115
I have a nymph that is my own creation that I am going to send in. It works well, I think you all will find it worthy.
I have seen nothing more beautiful than the sunrise on a cold stream.
LittleJDecember 10th, 2008, 7:09 pm
Hollidaysburg Pa

Posts: 251
Sounds good scott.
Shawn, def. climb aboard, part of why I posted this up so early was to get a feel for when everyone thought they could have them done by. The last thing I want to do is have people tie against a deadline, kind of takes the fun out of it.
jeff
Al514December 10th, 2008, 9:07 pm
Central New York

Posts: 142
I'll join in. I know exactly what I'll tie up. I'll be checking back for a date!
Shawnny3December 11th, 2008, 4:10 am
Moderator
Pleasant Gap, PA

Posts: 1197
OK, I'll do it. The pattern I want to tie is a little time-consuming. Maybe I'll do something simpler if I don't have the time.

-Shawn
Jewelry-Quality Artistic Salmon Flies, by Shawn Davis
www.davisflydesigns.com
TrtklrDecember 11th, 2008, 7:23 am
Banned
Michigan

Posts: 115
maybe somebody could tie up the infamous "cockabundy":). I searched a few ireland websites on trout and even e-mailed someone about it. could not find it anywhere. maybe its best we don't know what it is, could be too good ;).
I have seen nothing more beautiful than the sunrise on a cold stream.
CaseyPDecember 11th, 2008, 8:52 am
Arlington, VA/ Mercersburg, PA

Posts: 653
i'll do some Bloody Butchers, which are exotic only because it's so hard to get the blue Mallard quills without the rest of the wing or bird. a hunter cousin of a fellow tier on another board sent some, so as long as there aren't more than a dozen of us, it will be good. they are a handsome and simple tie.
"You can observe a lot by watching." Yogi Berra
Al514December 11th, 2008, 4:35 pm
Central New York

Posts: 142
I'll be tying up some "Curly's". Its an emerger pattern that is extremely simple, but I don't see very many patterns that look like it around my area. It works awesome when Hendricksons, March Browns, and even Iso's are coming off the water, though I have taken fish on it throughout the summer.

I hope I don't replicate any patterns that were tied up in last years swap!
MartinlfDecember 12th, 2008, 8:17 am
Moderator
Palmyra PA

Posts: 2911
Hi Artie,

You won't be replicating anything from last year, and since I love emerger patterns, at least one of us (and I'm sure more) will be delighted to see what curlys look like. I'll be tying a small emerger that works well for olives myself.

"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
Shawnny3December 12th, 2008, 3:11 pm
Moderator
Pleasant Gap, PA

Posts: 1197
I contributed what I call a curly worm last year, but I doubt yours is too similar, Al514. I'll include one of my own in the swap just for you, if you'd like.

-Shawn
Jewelry-Quality Artistic Salmon Flies, by Shawn Davis
www.davisflydesigns.com
MartinlfDecember 12th, 2008, 8:50 pm
Moderator
Palmyra PA

Posts: 2911
Shawn, Artie's curlys are emergers, no worm to them, I believe.

--Oh, you're just being cute. I shoulda known.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
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