Winter Lake 2

Discussion in 'Fly Swaps' started by Irafly, Nov 11, 2012.

  1. Irafly Active Member

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    It is time for another Winter Lake Swap. The last swap produced some incredible flies. I myself have some new patterns that have produced exceptionally well.

    10 or 12 tiers depending on the interest. Tie two of the same pattern or two patterns. Due by Dec 20th. I might be able to get them out by Christmas then.

    1. Irafly I'll be getting jiggy with it! DONE
    2. McNasty DONE
    3. Jim Wallace Stocker Clocker DONE
    4. Zen Leecher DONE
    5. Troutpocket DONE
    6. Gary Knowles 6 Pack Soft Hackle DONE
    7. Patrick Gould DONE
    8. Travis Bille DONE
    9. Bakerite Floating Dragon Nymph DONE
    10. Ron McNeal Chironomid DONE
    11. Maryfish DONE
    12. Jeff Dodd DONE
  2. McNasty Canyon Lurker

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    tie two of the same? will it be like 12 people and each person picks just one other person to swap a couple flies with? or do you mean two versions of the one pattern you pick for each person? im totally down as i have been getting really into stillwater and got some bomb leech patterns. but this would be my first swap so sorry if im noobin on the rules right now.
  3. Jim Wallace Smells like low tide

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    I was afraid this might raise its head again. :eek: Just so happens that I'm going to be learning to tie some sparser patterns. The Six Pack that Gary tied up and fished was the bomb. A skinny and sparse little thing it was, though.
    If we've got to tie 2 flies for each participant, then I'll need a solid week of horrible weather to get these done, if I choose to accept the mission. I don't think I whipped out 24 flies total during all of this year so far.
    Does tying two of same pattern allow for intentional slight variation between the two?

    Trouble maker!
  4. Irafly Active Member

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    If we have 12 tiers then you would tie 22 of the exact same pattern (you would not need to tie for yourself). If there were slight variations, no problem as the swapmeister I would simply make sure to pick out the best patterns for myself.:)

    Jim, you would be surprised how many patterns you can whip out after a couple of evenings. You can and should except this mission.

    McNasty, ask away. Ignorance is not the issue in society, not accepting ignorance and or doing nothing about it is.
  5. zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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  6. troutpocket Active Member

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    I'm in. Later in December is better for a due date. If we end up with 12 tiers, I may do 11 each of two different patterns I've been fishing a lot lately.
  7. Gary Knowels Active Member

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    I'd like to join, just don't expect anything world class to come out of my vise. I need to play around with it a little more but I scored a bunch of gorgeous rose gray alpaca from my mom....

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  8. Jim Wallace Smells like low tide

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    I beg to differ, Gary. Your Six Packs were nicely done! Although I'd never actually seen one before, I thought they looked professional, and the trout sure did like 'em!

    OK, I'm in.
  9. hooked 1 Member

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    So what type of flies are we talking of here?Trout,salmon,steel?

    Scott
  10. troutpocket Active Member

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  11. Irafly Active Member

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    I have heard that there are some lakes where you can catch salmon and steel, but for the most part I think we will focus on trout. Not much winter bass that I'm aware of here either, besides, I'd love it if Mark our Southern Neighbor would join in and if he found out that bass were involved, that would key him out for sure.
  12. zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    Moses Lake, WA
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    Neat!!! I'll have everybody's secret fly after the swap. And a good looking six pack would be something to see.
  13. Travis Bille Active Member

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    I would like to join in, tying an orange and olive leech pattern that I have been successful with recently
  14. Gary Knowels Active Member

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    Yeah I'll tie up the six pack for the swap. In the classic yellow died.

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  15. bakerite Active Member

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    Baker City Oregon
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    Count me in! I have a simple deer-hair floating dragonfly nymph that works great.
  16. maryfish New Member

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    Seattle
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    I'll tie some flies!

  17. Irafly Active Member

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    One spot left! Unless those question mark people bow out.
  18. Jeff Dodd Active Member

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    I will take it Ira! Phew, just made it
  19. Patrick Gould Active Member

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    I'll take a question mark spot if anyone drops out
  20. Jim Wallace Smells like low tide

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    I'm going to have to hit the vice and limber up my fingers. This is for a winter lake pattern, or at least a lake pattern that works during the winter months, right?



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