Competition Tungsten Jig Nymph Swap

Discussion in 'Fly Swaps' started by Thomas Williams, Apr 12, 2013.

  1. Irafly

    Irafly Indi "Ira" Jones

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    Oh, I'm around, mine should be out on Tuesday.
     
  2. Jeff Dodd

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    Phew. Done and yes I am slow.

    CDC pheasant tail with copper bead. +1 with gold bead for swap master.

    6 turns lead wire, wire rib! Wire hurl brush and tungsten bead. HEAVY.

    I switched to dubbing the CDC in split thread to eliminate the CDC stem. My first time using this method and it really is handy.

    Allen jig hook, 12
    Brown thread
    Copper wire rib
    Flashabou flash back
    Pheasant tail, red
    Pearl flat braid wing case
    Peacock herl brush thorax
    CDC


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  3. Thomas Williams

    Thomas Williams Habitual Line Stepper

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    Great looking flies Jeff, I only use the split thread method I find it much better than the dubbing loop. I look forward to fishing that nymph on the Yakima!
     
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    Thomas Williams Habitual Line Stepper

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    Chad I got your flies today. Great stuff! Very pleased with the patterns indeed.
     
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  5. Irafly

    Irafly Indi "Ira" Jones

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    Mine shipped out today. I tied a red rubber legged nymph and my variation of a black Bloody Mary. Neither really have names. Both have hooked trout and steelhead. The non rubber legs one has worked well in lakes for me.
     
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    Thomas Williams Habitual Line Stepper

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    Here are my patterns.

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  7. Chad Lewis

    Chad Lewis NEVER wonder what to do with your free time

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    Very nice.
     
  8. Thomas Williams

    Thomas Williams Habitual Line Stepper

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    The rest of the flies came in today, just dropped them all back at the post office they are headed your way! Ill get some pics posted up this weekend of the lineup! Thanks everyone for taking the time to do the jig nymphs. When I fish these nymphs I rarely lose fish. Its always buttoned right on the upper lip.
     
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    Great set of flies you tied and thanks for hosting this swap. I am feeling like I need to come up with a theme and host a swap, rather than just participate :)
     
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    Can't wait to see the flies. I have hosted several swaps and it's a gas. The face to face swaps are really fun because you get to meet members you know only via the forum. Definitely think about hosting one. It's also a great way to see different patterns up close and personal. I have a box full of swapped flies that I have never fished. Some day soon I'll have to go through them and sort them into categories so I can try them out. I think these will go right into the fly bo for the river.
     
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    Got mine today. Great looking flies, folks.
     
  12. Nick Clayton

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    Just got home and found mine waiting for me. Very nice looking flies gents. Quite glad I participated.
     
  13. Nick Clayton

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    Jeff, did you cut the cdc free of stem then lay it in the split thread and wrap like a hackle?
     
  14. Thomas Williams

    Thomas Williams Habitual Line Stepper

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    I tried that too but it wasnt working out so I tied mine in tip first just like a soft hackle
     
  15. Jeff Dodd

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    Yea, I cut the barbs off a feather and stuck the base into the split thread, then gave them a spin. They didn't turn out perfect but I thought they were better than the stem getting into the thread wraps.

    If anyone has a fly with white stem showing, my apologies!

    I need practice with the split thread technique. Send any pointers my way please.

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