Soft Hackle swap

Discussion in 'Fly Swaps' started by zen leecher aka bill w, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. Thomas Williams

    Thomas Williams Habitual Line Stepper

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    Here's my fly. It's got a nice blend of orange and green and purple. Kind of like the cars that have the paint jobs that change colors depending on what angle your looking at it. I call it "Hobgoblin"

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  2. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    Thomas, very nice fly. Two thumbs up.

    Also, one more spot available.
     
  3. james.jimenez

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    Is this ok with you all?
     

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  4. Thomas Williams

    Thomas Williams Habitual Line Stepper

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    Those look good man. Sweeet. We should all get some nice flies from this.

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    If you still have one more, I am in.
     
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    I like that style with the bead behind the hackle. Great tie.
     
  7. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    LD is our last swapper. Please mail your flies by February 10th and two more things to keep in mind, please toe tag your flies, package the flies in a container of some sort (I use a snoose can) and send along a stamped mailing envelope.

    Swap signup is closed.
     
  8. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    I checked one of Sylvester Neme's soft hackle books and found a mother's day caddis taped inside one with an inscription by Syl. So I will tie up a #16 mother's day caddis. Hopefully sometime I will find some running water to drift one thru. It doesn't quite look like a soft hackle as the hun feather is wound around the hook and then gathered up and secured on the top of the hook.
     
  9. Gary Knowels

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    Here is my fly. Yamamoto's double soft hackle. Tan dubbed body with tan henry's fork hackle palmered over that, ribbed with mother of pearl crystal flash, and partridge hackle.
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    We only have to send 15 ties, right?

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  11. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    I was asking for 16 but you would be getting one of your own back with the complete swap set.
     
  12. Gary Knowels

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    I guess that does make it much easier on you to sort out. I'll whip up another tonight.

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  13. Ron Eagle Elk

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    Bill, The flies are winging or rolling or dog sledding their way to you. My Post Office was out of reasonable sized envelopes for the flies (you'll be getting them in a humongous envelope) so I just tucked some money in the fly box that should cover the cost of an envelope and return postage. Hope that's okay.
     
  14. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    Well..... that would depend on how many extra flies are in the box. It could be one of these days when the package arrives. :);):(:mad::rolleyes:
     
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    So I finished tying the flies today... Then realized that ten of them where missing the peacock collar... GRRRRRRRRRRR So I am retying them AGAIN!!!! DAMN IT!!!
     
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    I blame the Big Bang Theory TV show
     
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    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    Ron Eagle Elk's flies received.
     
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    Bazinga
     
  19. Rob Ast

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    Since this swap was inspired by the iron blue dun video Hans posted I have decided to tie up a similar pattern, but in black and olive. Threw in a copper rib for good measure, may add a little peacock herl for grins. I guess you'll see them when you get them.
     
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    Mine went in the mail on Friday, you should get them tomorrow or Wednesday.
     

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