Discussion in 'Fly Swaps' started by dryflylarry, Apr 5, 2013.
I am gonna tie one of these up for Larry and I will be done
this is a good one if anyone has not come up with a pattern yet
it's a water beetle larva
oK Larry address please
Very kool Kelvin!
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.
and dude they are just foam and estaz
the only reason I got in this swap is I want Larry's autograph
Is there room for one more at this late date? If so I'm in.
Since Kelvin tied up a semi-ridiculous beetle pattern, I figured I would too.
My favorite beetle as a kid
And my attempt to recreate it with foam, rubber, and pearl chenille
My swap flies are nearly done as well.
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OK dfl, you are added to the list! Everyone. We have a DOZEN tiers. Swap is now CLOSED.
Gary nice tie
you mean the black ones ?
beetlejuice,beetlejuice,beetlejuice. finished. They look even cooler in person though, Hope you guys like them.
Those are pretty sexy Pat!! Nice job.
Those are amazing looking, and they make me feel like I phoned it in for this swap. I can't wait to get mine
Got dfl's beetles in the mail yesterday. Very nice! I will have to make up some "toe tags" for them
as dfl forgot! 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?
Totally ridiculous ties Pat. WTF
You have some amazing skills and I am slightly scared.
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.
We now have 20 days to COMPLETE AND SEND your beetles in!!! GO GO GO!!!
So far some really nice patterns guys, I guess I better get myself in gear and get some flies done.
10 days!!! It's coming fast!! Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek! Keep tying!!
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.