Discussion in 'Fly Swaps' started by Irafly, Nov 11, 2012.
I'll tie some flies!
One spot left! Unless those question mark people bow out.
I will take it Ira! Phew, just made it
I'll take a question mark spot if anyone drops out
I'm going to have to hit the vice and limber up my fingers. This is for a winter lake pattern, or at least a lake pattern that works during the winter months, right?
Jim, you should tie up that stocker clocker!
Gary, I was thinking of tying a color variation of that, using olive-dyed badger for the hackle, but not changing the rest of the materials. I ran out of the natural rich brown furnace that came off a friend's chicken, but the olive badger looks pretty good. I also have some regular brown saddle, if the olive badger looks too light. So mine will probably be the "stocker clocker."
Unless I get a wild hair during the limbering up process and change my mind.
There's still plenty of time to inventory tying materials and get what I'm out of, though.
Have you played with the alpaca? I forgot my bag at my mom's, so I am awaiting its arrival via mail......also your box is nearly complete. Hoping it hits the mail by Thursday
Patterns that work would be preferable to those patterns that don't. Now if they also happen to produce well in Winter Months all the better.
i really dont have any patterns in mind that i have more than one variation i tie, was thinkin about a big rubber legged white egg suckin bunny leech i use for big 5-15 lb. brooders on a local lake in the winter and an egg sucking black bear leech i came up with thats become one of the best leech patterns ive ever used.
Gary, Haven't done anything with the alpaca yet. Thanks again for that.
I was digging thru my materials and found a nice cape of olive-dyed grizzly that looks like it will work better than the olive badger, since its darker. Main thing is that it has to blend with the Chocolate Mint New Age chenille on the body, and the dark brown marabou tail. The rich brown saddle that I have almost looks the most like the furnace that I ran out of, and might be the best substitute. I'll have to tie up some with each color of hackle and go test 'em out. The one that looks best in the lake water to both me and the trout wins.
I might have to go get more of that furnace hackle. A chicken may have to be killed for this!
I still haven't figured out which pattern to tie. One I'm considering is a #20-22 thread midge which is a good Rocky Ford winter-early spring fly. Just not sure if I want to tie that many "little shits".
20 down, 2 to go.... Do we have an address to send these to?
Huh? What!!!? done already? I was just about to go out and rummage through some bags of chicken feathers that I have in my garage, and finish inventorying my hook supply.
No tying today. Its sunny. Back outside! Tying prototypes this evening, and Fishing 'em tomorrow. Maybe tying again by weekend.
No chickens are on the block for this, so no birds will die for this swap. Appears that I'm out of sync with my friend's butchering schedule.
I was aided by the fact that it's a somewhat simple pattern, I work until dark so theres nowhere to fish, and the wife and baby have gone to bed early the last few nights. I;ve been able to really sit and bust them out