2013 Crane fly Swap

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

  1. kelvin

    kelvin Active Member

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    anything happening here
    I have to admit so far I have tied the one fly a posted a picture of

    got to get tying
     
  2. Pat Lat

    Pat Lat Mad Flyentist

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    just finished designing mine, Ill post pics soon
     
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    Can you post a SBS of this Crane fly pattern?
     
  4. Pat Lat

    Pat Lat Mad Flyentist

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    mine will be something like this... IMG_4742.JPG IMG_4744.JPG
     
  5. kelvin

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    Pat those are nice
    whats the wing?
     
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    Pat Lat Mad Flyentist

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    good ol swiss straw my friend. some of my favorite material, got it at patricks. Its somewhat fragile so I think Im gonna double it up just incase they get chewed up.

    By the way, 6 tyers=5 flies right? so should we just double up to 10 flies and each get 2 flies of each pattern?
     
  7. steeli

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    I'm still working on my final pattern and scoured a couple fly shops over the weekend for a material.
    Found it on line so this weekend should be cranking them out. Will need the Feb 2 deadline to complete.
    If others want two each, I could go with it. I'd likely have two different patterns not two the same.
     
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    Pat Lat Mad Flyentist

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    One set down, I tied them with the elk hair wing, it helps the fly stay upright since it is tied USD.
    I still want to know what the concensus is on the ammount of flies/patterns everyone is sending in, If we want to do two patterns I will have to do some experimenting to make a pattern that is swap worthy, If not I can whip up 5 more of the same in a night.

    On a side note, I have seen flies that look like craneflies on some mountain streams last summer, only they were a pale green, has anyone else seen flies like this?
     
  9. kelvin

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    I was thinking it was one pattern??
    I may have missed something
     
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    Pat Lat Mad Flyentist

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    ya it is, I was just wondering if we were gonna tie up two for each person, also trying to weasle a few more flies out of you guys.;)
     
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    Great looking flies! I've been away chasing humuhumunukunukuapua'a but I'm glad to see things are rolling along nicely.

    Tie as many flies or patterns as you desire and I will distribute them fairly. No one is required to do more than one pattern or fly per participant, particularly if it is a time consuming tie.

    As the host of what turned out to be a small swap, I still plan to submit several patterns to keep things interesting. Two of them are essentially done. I really like the Oliver Edwards fly that Ron posted over the holidays and may try to duplicate that as a third.
     
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    Right on, I saw those pics in the other thread, hope you had lots of fun, I only wish I flyfished when I lived in HI.
     
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    Just wanted to remind people we are down to just under two weeks. I'm still waiting on materials for the Oliver Edwards fly (legs) I ordered before the holidays. If they don't make it, I'll come up with something else. The other two patterns are complete.

    Had to improvise while tying away from home this weekend...forgot my hair stacker.
    ImprovisedStacker.jpg
     
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    I have a similar situation for ordered supplies a couple weeks ago. Company took my money now doesn't reply. Their 888 number just has a repeated answering service message saying 'customer service is not available'.....not a good sign..next will be contacting my credit card company. I'll get a different pattern done this coming weekend; half way through...not what I wanted to send but still it's an effective skating fly...
     
  15. kelvin

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    half way there
    if I get motivated I may do a second simpler pattern
    crnfly.JPG
     
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