I have no problems with additional individuals for the next round. My flies will be in the mail on Monday. They've been tied up and sitting on my desk for a while, just haven't made it down to the post office yet.
Oh crap! I accidentally tied 10 flies! Looks like the swapmeister will have to keep one of them
Mine are going out tomorrow. As mentioned in PM, I am for including the extra tiers even if that means worse odds on the tying contest. Looks like that would mean a bakers dozen each month if I keep accidentally adding one for the swapmeister. :beer2:
hey ya all, just looking for a little enlightenment here. what is the major differences in a streamer and a wet fly? just want to make sure to tie the correct pattern. thanx in advance, shad clark aka roadhog :thumb:
I had the same question and this is what I dug up.
Wet flies are generally used to imitate emerging aquatic insects. Streamers imitate small fish or other adult aquatics. Both are fished pretty similar (swing). It is said that emergers spend a bit of time to break the surface tension of the water, so a few jerking motions at the end of the swing can be effective. I can't wait to have some to give it a try.
Wet flies were the "original" fly fishing flies. I have found two different general types. Some have lots of soft hackle and others tend to have a quill (primary feathers) wing and some hackle as a beard. Some have both. Google "wet flies" and there are a few pages with a bunch of patterns.
My question is, does someone have a picture of a wet with a quill wing from above and are they tied on the same as a quill wing for a dry, but just with more wraps to get them to lay back a bit more???
I found a link that has some pics of quill wings on a wet flys. I prefer to tie wet flies that help me get rid of some of my feathers with webbing and not bother with this wing style. They seem to hold bubbles that look like they are emerging better. Just my preference.
Ned, Good definitions. A wet fly is normally tied on a standard or maybe a 1xl wet fly hook (heavier wire than dry flies). Some are quill winged, married quill winged, some with or without quill tails. Others are soft hackle flies, simple bodies of silk or rayon floss with a sparse hackle of partridge or other upland game birds. Either style is good for the swap. I really enjoy fishing both types of wet flies and have great success with them.
Streamers are usually tied on longer hooks 4 to 8XL, and represent some type of bait fish, as Ned mentioned. Streamers don't have to be huge. Some of my favorites are tied on size 10 4 XL hooks.
DDS, you couldn't have picked better examples. Eric is a great tier.