Soft Hackle swap

Discussion in 'Fly Swaps' started by zen leecher aka bill w, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    M. Aviator, Great minds think alike I will increase the number of participants to the needed number. I also was going to add that no one needs to be intimidated by a soft hackle swap as nothing fancy needs to be done. A well tied #14 orange soft hackle is just as nice as a #18 mothers day caddis.

    I never expected a swap turn out like this.

    Bill
     
  2. Ron Eagle Elk

    Ron Eagle Elk Active Member

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    Bill, The more the merrier as far as I'm concerned. Just let me know the final number. Wingless wet flies are getting more and more popular because they stand the test of time.

    REE
     
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    As they are easy to tie I have no problem with adding a few more.
     
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    So 16 flies total and due on Feb 10th?
     
  5. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    One more spot open as I listed Mayfly Aviator twice. Yes this will be a very good swap. I've seen a number of soft hackles posted already that are very nice looking ties.
     
  6. Thomas Williams

    Thomas Williams Habitual Line Stepper

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    Here's my fly. It's got a nice blend of orange and green and purple. Kind of like the cars that have the paint jobs that change colors depending on what angle your looking at it. I call it "Hobgoblin"

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  7. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    Thomas, very nice fly. Two thumbs up.

    Also, one more spot available.
     
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    Is this ok with you all?
     

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    Thomas Williams Habitual Line Stepper

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    Those look good man. Sweeet. We should all get some nice flies from this.

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    If you still have one more, I am in.
     
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    I like that style with the bead behind the hackle. Great tie.
     
  12. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    LD is our last swapper. Please mail your flies by February 10th and two more things to keep in mind, please toe tag your flies, package the flies in a container of some sort (I use a snoose can) and send along a stamped mailing envelope.

    Swap signup is closed.
     
  13. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    I checked one of Sylvester Neme's soft hackle books and found a mother's day caddis taped inside one with an inscription by Syl. So I will tie up a #16 mother's day caddis. Hopefully sometime I will find some running water to drift one thru. It doesn't quite look like a soft hackle as the hun feather is wound around the hook and then gathered up and secured on the top of the hook.
     
  14. Gary Knowels

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    Here is my fly. Yamamoto's double soft hackle. Tan dubbed body with tan henry's fork hackle palmered over that, ribbed with mother of pearl crystal flash, and partridge hackle.
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    We only have to send 15 ties, right?

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