2x6 swap - Alpine Lake Swap

Discussion in 'Fly Swaps' started by Wildlander, May 8, 2005.

  1. Wildlander Banned or Parked

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    First six tiers. We each tie a dozen. Each person gets 2 of each pattern.

    This is for the alpine lake fisherman!

    Wet, Dry or Nymph.

    -Ken
  2. Flyn'dutchman Member

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    What kind of time frame are you wanting to persue? I'm already tying for 2 swaps. Would like to join if the date isn't too soon.
  3. Wildlander Banned or Parked

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    I'd like to have the flies done by June when the high lakes start to open. Most of my free time will be on the trail and fishing after that. But I can hold off on the delivery until mid June or so.

    -Ken
  4. mr trout Trevor Hutton

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    I'm in... I love getting up there away from everybody except a good hiking buddy. It's good to know there are still a few "secret" spots out there!
  5. Icanfly aka Matt

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    I'd be interested if you made the tie date like the 15th of June or so. Otherwise I don't think I have time.

    Matt
  6. Wildlander Banned or Parked

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    15th of June it is.

    Can you have them to me by then?
  7. Icanfly aka Matt

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    Sure, not a problem...I'll probably tie a mosquito I guess, unless you guys have another suggestion :thumb:
  8. cmtundra New Member

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    Still open? I'll go for a nice-n' easy Griffiths Gnat if there's room.
  9. Wildlander Banned or Parked

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    So far I have the following:

    cmtundra
    Icanfly
    Wildlander (me)
    mr Trout
    Fly'ndutchman

    Room for one more but will take a backup or two if one of the above opt out.

    I will be tying a yellow caddis pupa emerger #16. They were found up on Wildcat Lakes (beyond Snow and Gem Lakes) in July and have seen them elsewhere. The trout were loaded with them too. Not very common, I always keep a few in the box for such times.

    -Ken
  10. Flyn'dutchman Member

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    When I think Alpine Lakes, I think simple, old fashion, dry flies. Always had a Grey Hackle in my fly box as a kid. Simple red hackle tail, peacock herl body and a grizzly hackle. Does this sound alright? I'll do them in size 16.
  11. mr trout Trevor Hutton

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    I love stripping (flies...usually) in the high lakes. I will tie a bugger variant of mine, and probably some sort of "get-your-attention" nymph...or maybe just a brown one that really works well in a lot of spots...we'll see.
  12. mr trout Trevor Hutton

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    I hope we can get one more...I got bored and got all mine tied up...
    If not, I guess I don't have to worry about tying replacements for a while!

    Come on somebody... Cowboy up and git tyin'! :thumb:

    - Trevor
  13. flylikeIdo Member

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    I am in if its still open.
  14. Wildlander Banned or Parked

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    Let's go for it. This is my first time doing the swap, so I assume flies and addresses come to me and then go out to the recipients. Let me know if it works differently. In any event, please send privately to ken@wildlanders.com.

    Will plan to have the flies sent out by the end of the month.

    If others want to join, give me a hollar. I have not heard back from at least one person so there may still be a slot.

    -Ken
  15. Wildlander Banned or Parked

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    Opps. As per the post above, IcanFly needs until the 15th so will that is the distribution date for the flies.

    -Ken
  16. Icanfly aka Matt

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    Hey wildlander, I think flylikeIdo wanted in on this..check out his post
  17. cmtundra New Member

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    I'm not sure I 100% understood the PM's....so just to clarify, YES I am in the swap & most of my flies are tied already. -Just in case anyone was wandering.
  18. Flyn'dutchman Member

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    Mine are done. Will try to get them in the mail tomorrow. :thumb:
  19. Wildlander Banned or Parked

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    Just an update, these are the folks in the swap.

    FlylikeIdo
    cmtundra
    Icanfly
    Wildlander (me)
    mr Trout
    Fly'ndutchman

    Distribution date is June 15th or prior to that when all the flies are in. Please send a self-stamped return envelop large enough to return in the same container that you sent your flies in.

    Thanks.

    -Ken
  20. Wildlander Banned or Parked

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    Update

    Just a quick update. Steven's flies are here. So the first set of flies is in.

    -Ken