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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    I was asking for 16 but you would be getting one of your own back with the complete swap set.
     
  2. Gary Knowels

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    I guess that does make it much easier on you to sort out. I'll whip up another tonight.

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  3. Ron Eagle Elk

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    Bill, The flies are winging or rolling or dog sledding their way to you. My Post Office was out of reasonable sized envelopes for the flies (you'll be getting them in a humongous envelope) so I just tucked some money in the fly box that should cover the cost of an envelope and return postage. Hope that's okay.
     
  4. zen leecher aka bill w

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

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    Well..... that would depend on how many extra flies are in the box. It could be one of these days when the package arrives. :);):(:mad::rolleyes:
     
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    So I finished tying the flies today... Then realized that ten of them where missing the peacock collar... GRRRRRRRRRRR So I am retying them AGAIN!!!! DAMN IT!!!
     
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    I blame the Big Bang Theory TV show
     
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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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    Ron Eagle Elk's flies received.
     
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    Bazinga
     
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    Since this swap was inspired by the iron blue dun video Hans posted I have decided to tie up a similar pattern, but in black and olive. Threw in a copper rib for good measure, may add a little peacock herl for grins. I guess you'll see them when you get them.
     
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    Mine went in the mail on Friday, you should get them tomorrow or Wednesday.
     
  11. David Dalan

    David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

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    Finished em up Sunday. They'll be packaged tonight and in the mail tomorrow :)
     
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    Great ties so far in this thread! Look forward to fishing these soft hackles.

    Alright, I picked a soft hackle pattern for myself and needed to order the color silk it called for... Should be here tomorrow.

    A few practice flies to work on proportions and hackle. These are both heavy handed on the hackle so I will work on that. Maybe 1.5 turns of starling?

    If you have suggestions I would love to hear before I start tying the final draft.
    Thanks! IMAG0698.jpg
     
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    I have no problems with those at all. I look forward to fishing them!

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    Jeff,

    When you ordered the silk (Pearsall's I'm assuming) did you get some Cobbler's wax as well? I tend to go a bit heavy on the hackle for the wee spiders, using as much as 2 turns of starling. After a few fish gnaw on them they'll be down to a respectable 13 barbs.

    Nice looking flies. I'd throw either of them in a river in a heartbeat.
     
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    Dang double post