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dryflylarry

"Chasing Riseforms"
#79
I just received three (3) more packages in the mail today! They are all awesome. I got Richard Torres, Zens, and Kelvins. I think everyone will have fun with these! And, Kelvin, thanks for the big orange bug!!
 

dryflylarry

"Chasing Riseforms"
#81
Hopefully mine made it there today.
I received yours in the mail this afternoon. These are nice bugs! They are all nice bugs...excuse me, beetles. I also received Pat Lats, MayflyAviator, and bjornjons. Nice job you guys! Unless I am blind, I don't think I have received Gary Knowels yet. I went fishing today, and I may be somewhat busy tomorrow. I intend to take photos, so not sure if I will be able to get them in the mail until Tuesday. My mail arrives at my mailbox late in the afternoons at 3-3:30PM, so I don't expect Gary's until then.
So, I went fishing today, and of course, I had to try a beetle. I had tied up 4 beetles that I did not use in the swap, so I thought I would give it a try. It was a simple beetle, but I didn't like the way it looked, so I didn't use it in the swap. It was supposed to imitate what is called a Spotted Tiger Beetle. I may post this poor tie later on. Anyway, first cast with a fly that had never been tried....Bingo! Fish on!
I proceeded to catch 6 trout on it today. They were'n't large trout, but small native cutthroats only in the 10-12 inch range. But, what the heck, it was fun! I will post the "Tiger Beetle" later.
 

dryflylarry

"Chasing Riseforms"
#85
Hello All. I have everyone's beetles! I went fishing today, so I did NOT get them in the mail. However, I did get closeup photos of all of them, and they will be posted in the Swap Gallery soon. I WILL be putting all of them in the mail tomorrow (Wednesday), so you should have them before the weekend. They are all very kool! I will be sorting and "divi'ing them up tonight. Thank you everyone for participating and any bonus flies you may have passed along! These are all "fish getters".
 
#89
Got my flies hand delivered. Dryfly Larry and I belong to the same fly fishing club and we had our meeting tonight . The flies look great and I am looking forward to trying them. But first I want to try to tie up some duplicates or at least find the recipes in the books or on the net. Thanks Larry.