Swap Topwater Dry Fly/Emerger Spring Midge Swap

dryflylarry

"Chasing Riseforms"
#31
Sterling- This is great! We now have a dozen tiers. We could probably leave it open for one more if your friend Kokita would like to join. Thanks. Hope to see you at the Tides Tavern on the 5th of February.

Larry
 

dryflylarry

"Chasing Riseforms"
#32
OK Everyone! Looks like we have a "full set" of tiers! It's possible we could have one add on if Sterling silver's friend wants to join in. That would make 13 tiers, which means tying 12 flies (plus 1 more if you tie one for yourself!). Go to it! And hopefully we can get together for a "Face to Face" swap for those that can make it on February 5 at the Tides Tavern in Gig Harbor at 11 AM. As I said before, they make a pretty good clam chowder for something like $5.00 a bowl I think. After lunch and the swap, you can walk over to the Gig Harbor Fly Shop and check out their "new expanded shop".
Good Luck, and Good Night! -Larry
 

dryflylarry

"Chasing Riseforms"
#34
Larry,
Watcha gonna be tying for the swap? A signature offering?
Scott- Did I claim to be a good fly tier??? Oh oh.... no I didn't! Ask my friends. Ha! Number 1, I'm slower than a ten year itch to say the least. I think I will be tying a small little surface midge/emerger that I had luck with at Cady Lake last year over here. I don't have a name for it, but it's pretty simple. These don't have to be fancy guys, they're midges! So don't feel bad tying something simple! OK, back to my "signature offering"...... ha!

Sterling silver- Are you going to get Kokita to sign up for this swap?
 

Ed Call

Well-Known Member
#36
Sanity checking...does it struggle in the surface film? Yup. 9 done. Tired. These things strain my eyes. I'll finish tomorrow perhaps.
 

Ed Call

Well-Known Member
#38
Thank you. Tied the rest down a bit further to the start of the bend. Puts the tail end in a better downward position I think. Normally I'd fish them in a darker cdc, but honestly my eyes are not so great, the cream color is much easier to see in the water.
 

dryflylarry

"Chasing Riseforms"
#39
Thank you. Tied the rest down a bit further to the start of the bend. Puts the tail end in a better downward position I think. Normally I'd fish them in a darker cdc, but honestly my eyes are not so great, the cream color is much easier to see in the water.
Ata boy Ed! Don't worry about seeing your fly. Just watch for the rise and set the hook!!!!!
 

Ed Call

Well-Known Member
#40
You've tipped me off to a few bugs to key in on before Larry. I've use this fly type and connected when other things were not working well. I think it is the special ingredient...
 

Bob Jones

Still truckless now farther away
#42
Everything seems to be going well. I'm doing Van Klinken's Mighty Midge size 18 Peacock Herl and CDC. Damn they're tiny. Got 11 done.
 
#43
I'm providing a hillbilly version (my own design) inspired by the great RS2. The fly should be very effective cause I'm using a lucky rabbits foot!