Ling cod fly swap

Discussion in 'Fly Swaps' started by Jonathan Tachell, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. Anyone interested in doing a ling cod and rockfish fly swap? I'm getting stoked for the upcoming ling season and thought it would be cool to tie some big nasty flies. I'm thinking 6 to 8 people due to the size of the flies but if there is enough interest we could add a few more slots. Anyway let me know what you guys think and if you are interested.

    The list of people in this swap are as follows:

    Jonathan tachell

    Chris bellows

    Steve knapp

    Pat lat

    Lap dog

    Ben guss

    Remember guys there is a 6" minimum on fly length for the swap. If you have any questions pm me.
  2. I'm in....
  3. Cool hopefully we can get enough interest to make this happen. I'm going to be up on the straits and coast again this year. We will have to do some fishing Chris.
  4. I'm in Jonathon, sounds good. Can't wait for May 1st.

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  5. your swap, but personally i would prefer seeing everyone's big uglies vs. rockfish flies. maybe making a 6" minimum size limit:)

    i'm in regardless tying up something big, ugly, with lots of movement... along with heavily weighted.
  6. I second that, I'm tying big and nasty! I'm cool if it's just a couple of us too, no big deal.

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  7. I like it Chris, 6" minimum it is! Ok guys we will give it a few more days to see if anyone else wants to join and if not we can always tie up a couple different patterns since there are only a few of us.
  8. Im in with a giant pacific octopus pattern. A juvenile one of course;)
  9. Guys,

    I'd like to jump in on this as well. Not sure with what yet, probably some type of big clouser patter if that works.
  10. I want to see the pics of the finished flies. I'd tie but have no idea where to start.
  11. Ok cool we got five people, we will try for one more. Steve if you want to join your more then welcome, just get creative man! I'm stoked to see the octopus fly, I have always thought about how I would tie one up because lings love octopus!
  12. If there is room for one more I'd add a greenling yak hair fly that has been good to me...
  13. Can one of you guys post a picture of a ling cod fly? New to me. Are they as ugly as the fish?
  14. Alright Ben your in and the last one in the swap. since these flies are big, bulky and heavy i think six people is a good number otherwise shipping will be expensive. The list will be posted on the original post. Since Ling cod season opens up may 1st in most areas lets try and have your five Ling flies of the same pattern sent to me by april 22nd and then I will ship them out to everyone in time for the opener. I will pm everyone with my address in the next day or so.
  15. Thanks,Jonathan. I think I'm too late in answering so that's cool. I'll look forward to seeing the pics. I actually found an 8 " fly that I tied last year for lings and had forgotten about it. Maybe next time.
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  16. Alright guys I tied my first fly for the swap last night. Just have to tie 4 more and then epoxy the heads. Just about a month until the ling cod opener, I can't wait to use my new 12wt and 550 grain coldwater striper line.
  17. I'm gonna be watching this! Good one Jonathan! I look forward to some pics.
  18. I finished my five flies tonight and applied the eyes. Now I just have to epoxy the heads and they will be good to go. They came out at a modest 9" in length but look pretty fishy. Can't wait to get back out on the salt and chase some toothy critters.
  19. Jon~
    Got any photos?
  20. My camera is not that great at taking close up photos but I will see what I can do. Its a pretty simple pattern that is one of many in my arsenal but it fishes. I will see what I can do about a picture mind you they have not been epoxied yet.

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