2013 Crane fly Swap

Discussion in 'Fly Swaps' started by riseform, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. kelvin

    kelvin Active Member

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    Here are mine
    It has been every effective for me
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    OK Ron, you're in! (just kidding)

    I'm still grateful for your contribution to my Cutter inverted midge swap.
     
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    Thanks Pat, you're in. I didn't want people who live elsewhere to shy away from a "face to face" swap, so I figured it'd just be a mail in. If some of the local people would rather meet and exchange, I'd be up for it.
     
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    Kelvin those look great! What are you using for the legs?

    I've being searching a lot of patterns to evaluate leg choices. I've found patterns with hackle only, knotted pheasant tail (most common), moose mane, knotted brush fibers, rubber legs and 0.017 fireline.

    This tie with rubber legs is very interesting: I tried it today with rubber mini tarantu-leggs (seem a bit too thin).
    The video has subtitles.

    I tried the following pattern:
    http://www.flycraftangling.com/index.asp?p=145&szArticleButtonCommand=view&nArticleID=38
    substituting knotted sexi floss for legs last night and tried again with 0.010 mono today (pictured, I bent the mono with a cautery tip pen): I'll have to test them on the water next fall to see what works.
     

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    it is not rubber as that does not hold up enough to provide a realistic look to the pattern

    Mak maka flossy fulga fulgen frop flugenhomer des holler.....

    what language does this guy speak at home?

    I like the way he does the body for fluugen
     
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    Any other tiers out there? Looks like about six so far....
    If the swaps a go, I'll probably tie a skater pattern I found in Idaho one year.
    Kind of a quasi-bomber pattern.
     
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    It looks like it may end up just being the six of us, if everyone is willing to remain. This may be good news for kelvin given the effort involved in his pattern.

    Mine are not horribly difficult, so I'll still tie two different patterns if things don't change. That would give each person six flies different than their own pattern.

    I'm still hopeful we'll get some late additions to the swap.
     
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    You might have seen the other recent post discussion about cripple emergers; those are one of my favorite flies especially when fish are super selective. I might experiment with the dry fly crane pattern I was going to tie and make it a dead still cripple or one that can still be skated dry. This bug swap little out of my normal ties, like a challenge though and looking forward to seeing what ties come through.
     
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    Sounds good! Nothing stimulates a predator like a hint of weakness in its prey. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

    I have enjoyed that cripple emerger thread. I added my two cents with links to my 2008 "Cutter's inverted midge" swap somewhere on the second page. Oddly, I can only see the gallery pictures from that swap if I'm actively logged in. Not sure if it's that way for everyone or just me?
     
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    Experimenting with various patterns, legs and wings... CraneMulti1.JPG
     
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    dang looks like you been busy
     
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    riseform, can you PM address to send flies
     
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    Show off! Address sent.
     
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    I am not done yet
    I just have a window of time this weekend as everyone I know is leaving town and figure I'd bite the bullet and get them done
    before the world ends or something
     
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    Thanks Ron and Merry Christmas to you too.

    That's an amazing fly. I'll have to give it a try.