Bass fly swap

Discussion in 'Fly Swaps' started by Ben Guss, Apr 24, 2012.

  1. Ben Guss Member

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    I'm calling this one closed. I'll pass along my address in pm's.
    I look forward to seeing them on June 15th.
    Make sure to include a sase envelope.
    Thanks for participating!
    B
  2. S Fontinalis Active Member

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    Whats the final number?
  3. Ben Guss Member

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    Looks like we are 7 total. Game on!
  4. Shawn West Active Member

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    Flies are tied and going out in the mail today.

    Shawn
  5. Chris Johnson Member: Native Fish Society

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    Now there's a man on top of things, I don't even have all my materials yet!
  6. Chad Lewis NEVER wonder what to do with your free time

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    Whatever. I don't even know what I'm gonna tie yet.... :mad:
  7. NewTyer1 Banned or Parked

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    Man, those were some lunker LMB in that video. I love top water fishing for Bass
  8. Chris Johnson Member: Native Fish Society

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    Flies went in the mail today.
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    Mine will be in the mail just as soon as I can find a bigger mailer box than the Altoid tin I have been using. Guess I have not done very many bass swaps.

    Recipe:

    Hook: 3x strong 2x long 1/0 hook
    Thread: 3/0 or 6/0 yellow ( I used 6/0)
    Tails: 4 yellow saddle hackles tied 2 on each side of hook
    Body tie in order: yellow bucktail, 4 strands of red crystal flash, orange bucktail, orange schlappen, 3 strands of orange/pearl flashabou, green bucktail.

    Finish head with about 3 coats of hard head Loon Outdoors cement or 5 minute epoxy and create a clear bubble to the top of thread wraps. Make sure the cement or epoxy soaks into a bit of the green bucktail when coating.

    Optional: add lead eyes for a different action on the retrieve.
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  10. S Fontinalis Active Member

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    will get mine tied up this week
  11. Shawn West Active Member

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    Etamaman

    Those look like some nice flies. I can't wait to see what the bass think of them. I will probably need to tie up a couple prior to hitting the water to make sure I will have your pattern as a reference.

    You will definitely need a larger box than an Altoid tin. Not exactly sure what the other guys are tying, but the Divers I tied will not fit in the larger Altiod yin. The collar will get crushed. June 15th can't get here soon enough. I am hoping my home waters will turning on by then. It has been a slow spring up to now.

    Shawn
  12. Thanks Shawn. I added a recipe to the photo post above also. Just in case you wanted to get a jump start. ;)
  13. Ben Guss Member

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    Chris~
    Got the flies today- nice looking work!
  14. The package just left with the mailman bound for Mr. Ben's house.
  15. Ben Guss Member

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    Etamaman~
    Got them yesterday- nicely done!

    From what i've got, we've got a great quality swap going.
    Thanks,
    Ben
  16. Thanks. Good to hear they made it. I was starting to doubt the postage amount. I put extra postage on the SASE because I was not sure if anyone was tying some heavier flies.
  17. Ben Guss Member

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    With the rain upon us its time to hit the vise.
    Just a reminder bass bugs are due on the 15th!
    The bugs sent in are looking great.
    Thanks for participating,
    Ben
  18. S Fontinalis Active Member

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    I"ll get mine out this weekend.
  19. Chad Lewis NEVER wonder what to do with your free time

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    I'm tying! Will get them out Tuesday.
  20. Chad Lewis NEVER wonder what to do with your free time

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    Flies are tied and will be on the way tomorrow. You have a PM for an address Ben.

    I'll post pics in a bit.