Salmonfly/GS swap

Discussion in 'Fly Swaps' started by Travis Bille, Apr 9, 2013.

  1. Travis Bille Active Member

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    Haha I did the same thing. Ill pm everyone later and see what they think
  2. Gary Knowels Active Member

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    I'm good with it!
  3. Travis Bille Active Member

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    You know, I think some people are already done with their flies. So we will keep the swap as-is, and if someone drops then Mayfly Aviator is in.
  4. Gary Knowels Active Member

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    Pattern number 2
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  5. Travis Bille Active Member

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  6. Gary Knowels Active Member

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    The first one was a little tricky. THe hardest part was getting the length correct. I found it much easier if you trim the butt end as short as possible before tying the hair in and then wrapping over whatever was left. If you can tie an EHC, you can tie the Madam X.
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  7. Gary Knowels Active Member

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    Finished mine up tonight plus a threw in a couple fun things for hosting the swap. PM me your address and I'llget them in the mail soon.

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  8. Randall Clark Active Member

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    I should be able to finish mine up tonight. PM me your address, and I'll get them sent off in the next day or two.
  9. Travis Bille Active Member

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    PM will be sent in a minute.

    Gary is the speedster of the bunch. His flies look awesome. You guys will be very happy with these.
  10. Thom Collins Active Member

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    Flies are tied, life just got a bit, well, like life can get. They WILL be out by end of this week!
  11. Gary Knowels Active Member

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    Awesome, I'm glad you like them. Did you like the extras that I threw in there for you?

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  12. Travis Bille Active Member

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    Yeah man those are great! The silver Hilton is a Klamath river standard, and I think that yellow and white one will slay at the lagoon. Did you ever see the pictures of some of the cutts I pulled out of there?
  13. Gary Knowels Active Member

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    I saw the one that was missing some tail and the first one you got there on your reports here. Really amazing fish. I'd love to give that lagoon a few days to see what I could find. The yellow one is a Carmichael spider. Red tail, yellow chenille, pheasant rump hackle collar, long fibers. Ive caught many lake cutts on a very similar pattern.

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  14. Randall Clark Active Member

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    finished mine up last night, sending them out today...I changed up the golden pattern from the salmonfly pattern slightly. I threw a small piece of golden pheasant just over the top of the orange body. When viewed from below, it gives a nice impression of segmentation.

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    goldens are on the left...The salmonflies just don't have the golden pheasant tied in.

    tied up a few on the right for myself...changed things slightly on each one.
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  15. Mayfly Aviator Member

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    Great ties so far. You guys are killin' me!
  16. Gary Knowels Active Member

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    Travis, I think I included an extra fly of each pattern. Can you send them to Mayfly Aviator? From his posts on here, he seems like a really good dude and I'd like to pay it forward even though it's not much of a payment.
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  17. Ben Swaner Member

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    Mine are in the mail.
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  18. Travis Bille Active Member

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    I sure will Gary. I think I have an extra I could toss in too
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  19. Randall Clark Active Member

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    Travis, my two extra (both stuck to the same tag) were for you, but if you want to send them along, feel free to do so.
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  20. Mayfly Aviator Member

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    Wow, thanks gents. I'll need your addresses as well.