Swap Beginners

#16
I got one of those phone calls today that makes one shiver... my sons age 20 and just turned 17 went on a road trip to visit their grandmother, my youngest (who was by himself) swerved to avoid a critter that jumped in front of him and rolled his car.
By God's grace there were two off duty police right behind him, they were able to cut him out of his seatbelt before the fire got him...and he is fine, just sore and shook up.
I am leaving first thing in the morning to drive to Sacramento to pick them up. I expect to be home by Thursday and will post the pictures then.
LB

"I fish not because I regard fishing as being terribly important, but because I suspect that so many of the other concerns of men are equally unimportant, and not nearly so much fun"
 
#17
LadyBug,

Don't rush the pictures, family comes first in my book. I got a similar phone call a couple years ago, that my daughter had totalled her car driving on icey Maine roads. She was 18 at the time. When you don't get all the particulars, your blood sort of runs cold.

We're glad your son is alright, that's the important thing.

You and your family are in our prayers.

REE
 
#18
The Recipe for my fly

The Hare and Hurl Baby Bugger

Hook: size 12-16, 2xl or 3xl [I used a 14 3xl].
Thread: 3/0 Danville (6/0 for size 16) [I used 6/0 olive].
Weight: 8-12 wraps of thin lead wire and/or beadhead [I used beadhead only].
Tail: clump of rabbit fur.
Body: 3-4 peacock herl fibers and 2 Krystal Flash strands, twisted together to make a durable chenille rope.
Hackles: Dun colored hen neck feather with one side of hackle stripped off.

Ihave not fished this fly - yet. I found the recipe at http://globalflyfisher.com/patterns/babybuggers/

enjoy the fly,

Ed Dahl

:thumb :thumb
 
#19
The Recipe for my fly

LastCall,

Thanks for the recipe. That is a good looking fly, and after a recent trip to the Nisqually, I can verify that it works well.

CaddisCaster, Thank you, kind Sir. Your most gracious gift will be put to use in the moning as I head out to get in a little early morning fishing on the Deschutes.

REE
 
#20
The Recipe for my fly

I sure am glad it works. I was worried that I was tying a "When all else fails I use this fly" that could be a real dud. Thanks for the update.

Ed
 
#22
Done.... I have uploaded the pictures from this swap and included the recipe if provided.
They are in the Gallery listed under "Fly Patterns/Fly Swaps"
Let me know if there are any corrections and I will be glad to fix them.
Sure is good to be home with BOTH my boys!
LB :)

"I fish not because I regard fishing as being terribly important, but because I suspect that so many of the other concerns of men are equally unimportant, and not nearly so much fun"
 
#24
The Recipe for my fly

Got my flys a couple of days ago. They are all wondeful.Maybe in the next few days I can go try them out. Ron thanks for hosting the swap. Looking forward to this fall and winter.


Greg
 
#25
The Recipe for my fly

If any of you haven't taken Jaws up on his offer to send you one of his orange spiders, your missing out on a great fly. It will work well on SRC's, but tied smaller it should take cutts very well. Just send him your snail mail addy.

REE
 
#26
Jimbo,

I just got your fly. looks good. I have not used a Reverse Spider before. I have always heard good thing about them.

I do fish the salt on occasion and I have wanted to try to target some SRC's. Now I have something to try on them. Although I wont use your actual fly on them in the salt.

Ed :thumb :thumb

PS - I'll get one of my flies out to you soon.