Articulated Madness

Discussion in 'Fly Swaps' started by Ed Call, Aug 24, 2009.

  1. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

    Who wants to tie up their favorite articulated baitfish, streamer, intruder or leech type pattern for a group of fly tying gatherers? I propose to you long fly flingers using stinger hooks and profiles that get noticed, be it in the salt water or fresh water, flowing or still, join this swap.

    Proposed limit to twelve tyers so you get to tie a dozen of your big nasties.
    Proposed face to face meeting date for the exchange of Friday October 2nd, early evening.
    Proposed face to face meeting location near the Kingston or Bainbridge ferry terminals in a house of food and ale.

    No permission needed to join, add your tag line to the thread. I will ask that you submit an idea of what you are tying so that we are no all tying a black egg sucking leech. I have been involved in a swap or two like this before and the variety and creativity has been utterly fantastic. Search the gallery and see for yourself. No certain level of skill required. If you are a pro and want in, get in. If you are a rookie and can tie something that will fish, get in. If don't want to get in but want to join us for a burger and beer, let us know that too.

    If you want to tie, but can't foresee making the meeting you can let me know and I'll set you up with my mailing address. Maybe you can meet someone near you who can shuttle the flies.

    Final details of all proposed items to follow once we fill 'er up.

    1) Mumbles (some intruder/streamer pattern) DONE
    2) Ben Waldschmidt (Cerise/Orange Intruder) DONE
    3) Steve Saville - Currently on the Mend, he'll join us on the next go around
    4) Matthew Gulbranson (black and blue articulated bunny madness) DONE
    5) Banzai (TBD but it will be articu-nasty)
    6) Kelvin (Sculpin-ticulated SRC/Bass slayer) DONE
    7) Daconil (he'll be letting us know when inspiration hits him)
    8) Mr. E (articulated purple X)
    9) Chris Johnson (TBD)
    10) Gary Dills (intruder style, black and something)
  2. Signature Series Intruders

    I'm in.

    Signature Series Intruders

    I like that the date is set already. Good Idea!

  3. Thinking along these lines, but in pink and orange. Just whipped this bad-mama-jama up to try it out.

  4. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

    Another of your fine Waddington examples, I'm glad you snuck me a few of those a while back. I think those will do fantastic in any of your preferred color schemes. We are gonna have to start calling you Ben Waddington!

    Who else is in?
  5. Tom Johnston

    Tom Johnston Been around a while

    Nice vise Ben.
  6. Luke Davis

    Luke Davis Member

    Maybe I could learn articulated stuff by October.. haha
  7. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

    TJ, Luke you guys tying or what? Looking to fill in a few of the Your Name Here spots!
  8. Luke Davis

    Luke Davis Member

    Id love to get into a swap, but I doubt I could pull off articulated patterns right now.. they probably wouldnt be quality enough haha
  9. Haha, I've got a long way to go before you start calling me that. Mumbles, what are you thinking about tying up?
  10. Then join and tie something easy, it doesn't matter. I'm not tying anything difficult. Face to face swaps are awesome. I can foresee them as being the fly swap of the future (and of the now!):thumb:
  11. Big E

    Big E Moderator Staff Member

    If this happens, I'll join for burgers and banter. Unfortunately with fishing and school, I won't be able to join in the swap.

    Anyways, BTT.
  12. Calling Matthew Gulbranson!!!

    Let's see those black and blue bunny leeches you were telling me about.

  13. Steve Saville

    Steve Saville Active Member

    I'd like in. Given that I will be very busy the month of September for school opening , put me in as a tentative and a Purple Articulated Bugger with two hooks. The front can be cut off at owner's discretion.
  14. Matthew Gulbranson

    Matthew Gulbranson Resident Swinger

    Alright then, I'm in. Something black and blue and bunny for me.
  15. Glad you could make this one Matthew, not to put any pressure on you are anything:rofl:
  16. Banzai

    Banzai FFing and VWs...Bugs & Bugs

    OK Ed, sign me up. Pattern TBD.
  17. kelvin

    kelvin Active Member

    I am in if still room
    I will do a SRC sculpin
    works well for bass too
  18. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

    The swap is half empty, or is it half full. Get your ass in on this one. Meeting face to face and swapping flies is a hot trend. Articulated flies are a hot ticket to tight lines with monsters doing battle with man. Put your name in this thread!
  19. Trevor Thorp

    Trevor Thorp Happy to be home in the NW

    Count me in. Not sure what I will tie yet. Have to spend some inspirational time at the bench with my new favorite gin from Dry Fly.
  20. See Mumbles, your swap is filling up now!!! There are at least a few people who can stand you. :D