Competition Tungsten Jig Nymph Swap

Discussion in 'Fly Swaps' started by Thomas Williams, Apr 12, 2013.

  1. Nick and Steve I got your flies today. Well done! Those are definitely keepers.

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  2. I settled on a pattern finally and just started tying! My bad.
    The jig hook nymph patterns took me a bit to get use to, but starting to get the hang of it.
    Tying a tugston bead flash back pheasant tail jig nymph with CDC. Or something like that.

    Charlie craven's pattern. IMG_20130518_134125_656.jpg
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  3. Ha! Didn't see the stray CDC on the bead until I looked at the macro of the photo. I will try to fix that for you all!
  4. Jeff that fly looks great. Should be killer!
  5. A question about technique- the slotted bead will slide down until it covers the entire hook eye. Are you guys turning it "sideways" to keep that from happening? Or is there another technique to prevent this?
  6. Chad
    I am turning the bead around and the small hole hits the eye and the slot is nearly covered by my threat collar.

    Sometimes when putting on the bead you have to rotate it to find the position that allows it to go around the bend of the hook.

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  7. I actually checked on line to see some patterns on the slotted beads. The slot goes to the rear of the hook. I had the same thoughts before I started tying. That's a killer pattern, by the way.
  8. Roger that.
  9. Flies are done. Due to a lack of fox squirrel fur in my vicinity, I went with variants of a PT nymph and a Hare's Ear.

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  10. Some great looking flies here! Can't wait to see them all in person
  11. Very nice I'm diggin them. Mine are finished as well.

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  12. Deadline is approaching. So far I've received Nick's and Steve's. How are we looking in the rest? I know most people are finished let close this bad boy out
  13. Hope it works for me to mail them Tuesday. My vise time has been limited but I will make time this weekend and mail them Tuesday. Should be at your place Wednesday.
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  14. In the mail. Ungruntled postal employee said there on Tuesday.
  15. Sweet action. How bout you Ira, you been mighty quiet over there? Lookin forward to this one. I think everyone will be jealous they didnt join.

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  16. Oh, I'm around, mine should be out on Tuesday.
  17. Phew. Done and yes I am slow.

    CDC pheasant tail with copper bead. +1 with gold bead for swap master.

    6 turns lead wire, wire rib! Wire hurl brush and tungsten bead. HEAVY.

    I switched to dubbing the CDC in split thread to eliminate the CDC stem. My first time using this method and it really is handy.

    Allen jig hook, 12
    Brown thread
    Copper wire rib
    Flashabou flash back
    Pheasant tail, red
    Pearl flat braid wing case
    Peacock herl brush thorax

  18. Great looking flies Jeff, I only use the split thread method I find it much better than the dubbing loop. I look forward to fishing that nymph on the Yakima!
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  19. Chad I got your flies today. Great stuff! Very pleased with the patterns indeed.
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  20. Mine shipped out today. I tied a red rubber legged nymph and my variation of a black Bloody Mary. Neither really have names. Both have hooked trout and steelhead. The non rubber legs one has worked well in lakes for me.
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