2011 Best of Best Swap

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

  1. Rob Ast

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    This. Will improve your tying greatly. Just plan on tying a few extra and keep the rejects for yourself.
     
  2. steeli

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    I'll close the swap New Years Eve unless two more join in before then.
    Also this coming weekend I'll start sending mailing information; remember postage and envelopes.
    In addition to the standard fly toe tags remember to Pm or include as much information or as little you'd like to give out about your flies. I'll compile a summary for all to mail back with the bugs.
    Looking forward to seeing and hearing about your ties.
     
  3. MountainTrout

    MountainTrout Bacon-wrapped trout?

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    Ah, just got back to my computer after a week away from home. If there's still room, count me in! Not sure what to tie yet though....probably an SRC fly as most of 2011 was in the salt.
     
  4. steeli

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    Welcome back; glad to have you in Mountaintrout. We're going with two different flies or 2x of same pattern for about 22 flies.. We've got a good selection of patterns!
     
  5. Camo Clad Warrior

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    Sure why not. Im in. After going to irafly's chironomid clinic i got fired up about these little bugs. Ill tie the same pattern in two different colors. I fished these little guys at a few different lakes on a few different occasions and they were lights out.
     
  6. Shawn West

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    My flies are tagged and ready to go. Just waiting for a mailing address.

    Shawn
     
  7. Islander

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    You guys are so productive. I haven't even started yet. I'll start first thing Monday morning.
     
  8. Camo Clad Warrior

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    All finished up. I need an addy. I'm sorry to the gents who have really received one of my chironomids in the past as one of these patterns will be the same. The other of which is a nice bright color and I have found the spiny tags can't resist the green one.
     
  9. steeli

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    I just sent address information to everyone. Let me know if you were missed...
    How's the rest of you doing?
    I've got my second pattern almost done; a variation to the original Montana bug. Both work very well.
     
  10. nailbender

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    My nymphs are done. Bodies are done on other pattern, waiting on wing material to arrive(shipped thurs)
     
  11. MountainTrout

    MountainTrout Bacon-wrapped trout?

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    Finally have some tying time - I'll be tying a Silver Bullet variation that's one of my go-to SRC flies, and maybe a Johnson's Beach Fly.
     
  12. troutpocket

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    Mine are done. Coming your way soon.
     
  13. nailbender

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    Mailing mine tomorrow am. Give me a heads up so I know you got em.

    Doug
     
  14. steeli

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    Ron, flies arrived yesterday. Nice ties and toe tags.
    I'll keep updates posted on the original 'First' post as the rest of the bugs arrive.
     
  15. Camo Clad Warrior

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    Mine were dropped off at the post office today