Beetle-Mania Swap

Discussion in 'Fly Swaps' started by dryflylarry, Apr 5, 2013.

  1. atomic dog

    atomic dog Jive Turkey

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    Wow, speedy!

    After poking around some, I think I'm going to try tying up a CDC beetle. Looks like a neat pattern and I won't have to mess about with foam.
     
  2. dryflylarry

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    Attention all. Don't forget to read the section on "How a Fly Swap Works" before sending out your flies (unless some of us have a face to face). Make sure you have "toe tags" with at least your name on them.
    Thanks Pals!
     
  3. Travis Bille

    Travis Bille Active Member

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    I sent my flies out today
     
  4. dryflylarry

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    Your ahead of everyone for sure Travis! I'll be looking for them.
     
  5. atomic dog

    atomic dog Jive Turkey

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    I've....well, I bought some black CDC feathers. I haven't even gotten the vice out of the closet yet. This weekend, though, I should get going.
     
  6. dryflylarry

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    I received Travis Bille's beetles in the mail today pals! They are awesome!! You will all be pleased. I am hoping to take photos of all the flies for posting later. Now I'm inspired to get going on this project! Thanks Travis.
     
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  7. Bonsai

    Bonsai Jerry

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    A friend of mine showed me how to prepare the flies with toe tags. I will have mine tied up sometime next week and send them out soon. It took a while before I found a pattern I was happy with.
     
  8. kelvin

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    i am half way done
     
  9. Pat Lat

    Pat Lat Mad Flyentist

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    which half?
     
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  10. kelvin

    kelvin Active Member

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    which Half?

    John and Ringo


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    kelvin Active Member

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    I am gonna tie one of these up for Larry and I will be done

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    this is a good one if anyone has not come up with a pattern yet
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    it's a water beetle larva
     
  13. kelvin

    kelvin Active Member

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    oK Larry address please
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    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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  15. atomic dog

    atomic dog Jive Turkey

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    Wow, Kelvin, those are unbelievable! I sort of feel guilty being in this swap, I can't hang with you folks, my flies are so janky. I'm gonna spend some time practicing my pattern today, though.