Bass Bug Swap 10 Spots

Discussion in 'Fly Swaps' started by Dano67, May 2, 2010.

  1. Hello,

    I'm new to WFF but love the fly swap. I would happily host a 10 spot Bass Bug swap seeing as how the water temps are coming up nicely. Anyone interested? I think we should leave it open to any style of Bass Bugs. PM or Post if you are in.

    Thanks, Dan

    3.Kevin Lune
    Damsel Dry or Mouse
    Sketch County Swimming Frog (Received)
    Swimming Frog (Received)
    6.Kirk Singleton
    WBD (Weapon of Bass Destruction)(Received)
    7.Mike Lee
    EPDM Ghost Popper (Received)
    8. snaglovin
    Orange Diver
  2. I'm interested. Never tied a bass bug before but they look fun to try, and they sure are effective.

  3. Rob,

    PM me back with what fly you will be tying.

    Thanks, Dan
  4. Sounds like fun, I have only been tying with hair for about a year... so don't expect the best.

    I will either tie a mouse or a damsel dry.

  5. Count me in.
  6. Count me in with a Swimming Frog
  7. Half way there. How long does everyone need to tie up the patterns once we get 10 total? Is two weeks to long or to short?

  8. Thanks, What pattern for the list?
  9. i am in with the WBD (Weapon of Bass Destruction)
  10. Is there still room? Never done a swap, always wanted to, but seem to be too late each time. This should be interesting as I am new to tying and new to bass bugs, but will deliver the best I can do. If space is available I will offer up the EPDM Ghost Popper.
  11. Mike,
    Happy to have you. Three more spots and we are a go. I am going to set it at two weeks to have the flys to me once we get the tenth person. Does anyone have a problem with that timeline?
  12. Ah, can't get this thing working right. I am in with an orange diver when is the due date for this swap?
  13. Glad your in. As soon as we get 2 more spots filled you will have two weeks to get me the completed flies. I will send you a PM as soon as we are full. Maybe by tomorrow.

    Thanks, Dan
  14. I've been browsing the web for some good patterns to tie and haven't found anything that stood out. Does anyone here have any patterns to suggest? The simpler, the better -- I too am a little intimidated by deer hair -- but I'm really happy to tie anything that works.

  15. Rob,

    My first choice was a Woolly Leech. It's basically a Woolly Bugger with Bead Chain eyes. A guy I met in B'ham was using one. Watched him land 6 smalls in an hour. He said he used a 1/0 mustad 36890. Said the bent up eye has better action. Just an option. I have never tied a deer hair anything [yet]. Hence the EPDM Ghost Popper works well for me [I think, have yet to tie one].

    Two weeks? I'll do my best to meet that timeline fellas. I know we haven't gotten the last two yet, but who knows. They may have signed up as I am typing this post. Looking forward to everyones flies!
  16. I tied a bunch of BananaRama's and Bleeding Minnows last night. Both were really easy to tie and I will see how they work on the Smallies tomorrow. I have tied three of the EPDM Ghost poppers but have yet to fish them. The only add I would put onto the EPDM is a weed guard out of 40 lb mono. I will let everyone khow how they worked. We still need two people or we can cap it at eight and get started. Give me some feedback about the 8 person cap please.

    Thanks, Dan
  17. Dan, I was considering the weed gaurd as well, but I think it's left off in the recipe for a reason. I'm not sure if it's an issue of where to tie it on or if it's possibly only meant for areas of fallen trees and lilly pads instead of snake grass and weeds. Maybe I'll provide a wire insert weed gaurd and let it be a preference thing for the other swappies to insert or not. Did you tie on a weed gaurd? It looks like it would float pretty high on the water.
  18. Sorry to do this guys, but I realize I'm going to be pretty busy these next few weeks and don't know if I've got the time or expertise for this one. Maybe next time!

  19. Dan, In regards to a cut off date, maybe we give it another week. Those that want to get started can go ahead and tie 10 flies [one to save] and if we pick up the other two then great! If not then the tiers have a few of their own or donate to the comish [you]. I figure that getting 80% in 5 days should merit at least a few more days. Just my opnion.

  20. 3 down and 7 to go.

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