2011 Best of Best Swap

Discussion in 'Fly Swaps' started by steeli, Dec 14, 2011.

  1. nailbender

    nailbender Active Member

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    I'd like to get in, have couple patterns that did well this year. One salt one fresh so I'll probably tie both.
     
  2. steeli

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    Personally I'm fine with two of same pattern or one each of two different patterns; total of 22 bugs.
    Originally was thinking just one a piece, which would be 11 bugs.

    So let's hear what you all prefer 11 bugs or 22?
    If 11 is a stretch just speak up.
     
  3. troutpocket

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    I'm in for 22, 11/11. My second pattern will be a pheasant tail chironomid. Took my personal best stillwater whitefish with this pattern at Hebgen Lake in September :beer1: . . .also many nice trouts.
     
  4. Shawn West

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    I can tie up an additional eleven flies. I will be tying a Polar Fibre Clouser. My largest fish and largest smallie of the year were caught on this pattern.

    Shawn
     
  5. TD

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    I have a couple of October Caddis flies that were new for me this fall that had their moments. They aren't anything fancy but I'd join in if others are willing to put up with my mediocre tying skills.
     
  6. Shawn West

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    This is a best of 2011 swap. I do not really expect complex flies, I am hoping to get flies that catch fish. Both patterns I am tying are extremely basis. The Simiseal Leech uses one material. It is a basic pattern, but I literally caught hundreds of fish on this fly in 2011. Do the best you can, I am looking forward to seeing what you tie.

    Shawn
     
  7. Irafly

    Irafly Indi "Ira" Jones

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    I'll two of the same for everyone, because if you fish it right, you will want two of them. I'll tie the little red leech and then in the PM I'll reveal how I fish it and even where.

    Ira..
     
  8. nailbender

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    I'm tying two patterns,Humpy Carl and a Halfback.It's gonna be awhile till the humpies show up, so I was sending two either way.

    Doug
     
  9. TD

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    I'm really looking forward to this. I will start out with 1 of each fly and if time allows I will double them up for everyone. The dry fly version takes a pretty good beating but when it was the hot fly one wouldn't last more than an hour or so.
     
  10. Ben Guss

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    Sounds like the majority of us are good with 2s- count me in.
     
  11. Rob Ast

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    I'll tie the same pattern in a different size/color.
     
  12. Olive bugger

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    Are you going to post pictures? I want to steal your patterns. Is that ok with the forum?
     
  13. Islander

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    Just join in, then you get to see them up close and in person.
     
  14. Olive bugger

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    My flies are not that pretty.
     
  15. Islander

    Islander Steve

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    Neither are mine but they catch fish and that's what it's all about. Also, by joining a fly swap it forces you to tie a lot of the same pattern. You will see an improvement in your tying by the time you finish the swap.