Beetle-Mania Swap

Discussion in 'Fly Swaps' started by dryflylarry, Apr 5, 2013.

  1. kelvin Active Member

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    I am gonna tie one of these up for Larry and I will be done

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  2. kelvin Active Member

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    this is a good one if anyone has not come up with a pattern yet
    water bettle.jpg

    it's a water beetle larva
  3. kelvin Active Member

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    oK Larry address please
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  4. dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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  5. atomic dog Jive Turkey

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    Wow, Kelvin, those are unbelievable! I sort of feel guilty being in this swap, I can't hang with you folks, my flies are so janky. I'm gonna spend some time practicing my pattern today, though.
  6. kelvin Active Member

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    Thank you
    and dude they are just foam and estaz
    the only reason I got in this swap is I want Larry's autograph
  7. dfl Active Member

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    Is there room for one more at this late date? If so I'm in.

    dfl
  8. Gary Knowels Active Member

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    Since Kelvin tied up a semi-ridiculous beetle pattern, I figured I would too.

    My favorite beetle as a kid
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    And my attempt to recreate it with foam, rubber, and pearl chenille
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    My swap flies are nearly done as well.

    Sent from my HTC_Amaze_4G
  9. dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    OK dfl, you are added to the list! Everyone. We have a DOZEN tiers. Swap is now CLOSED.
  10. kelvin Active Member

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    Gary nice tie

    semi-ridiculous ?
    you mean the black ones ?
  11. Pat Lat Mad Flyentist

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    beetlejuice,beetlejuice,beetlejuice. finished. They look even cooler in person though, Hope you guys like them. IMG_5726.JPG IMG_5734.JPG
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  12. dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    Those are pretty sexy Pat!! :D Nice job.
  13. Travis Bille Active Member

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    Those are amazing looking, and they make me feel like I phoned it in for this swap. I can't wait to get mine
  14. dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    Got dfl's beetles in the mail yesterday. Very nice! I will have to make up some "toe tags" for them
    as dfl forgot! :D But his are done and mine are not! I think we are all going to have a nice assortment of beetles!! :) Question for dfl: Is there a "name" for your beetle?
  15. Eyejuggler Beech Nut

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    Totally ridiculous ties Pat. WTF ;)
    You have some amazing skills and I am slightly scared.
  16. zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    I will tie mine up shortly as I'm about done with the garage wiring project. I have a request in for an inspection on Friday. Next week should be "beetle time" and it will let me figure out what pattern to do.
  17. dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    We now have 20 days to COMPLETE AND SEND your beetles in!!! GO GO GO!!!
  18. Richard Torres Active Member

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    So far some really nice patterns guys, I guess I better get myself in gear and get some flies done.
  19. dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    10 days!!! It's coming fast!! Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek! Keep tying!! :cool:
  20. atomic dog Jive Turkey

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    Well, I managed to get a dozen beetles tied. Honestly, they are really pretty damn ugly flies. I'm way out of my league with these things and I briefly considered dropping out of the swap. I probably should have stuck with some plain and simple foam beetle, but I wanted to try something different and challenge myself. The upside I suppose, is that I'm pretty sure they will still catch fish and I guess that's what matters in the end. I'll try to get them in the mail tomorrow.

    I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone else came up with, not to mention getting these things wet this summer.