Beetle-Mania Swap

Discussion in 'Fly Swaps' started by dryflylarry, Apr 5, 2013.

  1. I am gonna tie one of these up for Larry and I will be done

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  2. this is a good one if anyone has not come up with a pattern yet
    water bettle.jpg

    it's a water beetle larva
  3. oK Larry address please
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  4. Wow, Kelvin, those are unbelievable! I sort of feel guilty being in this swap, I can't hang with you folks, my flies are so janky. I'm gonna spend some time practicing my pattern today, though.
  5. Thank you
    and dude they are just foam and estaz
    the only reason I got in this swap is I want Larry's autograph
  6. Is there room for one more at this late date? If so I'm in.

  7. Since Kelvin tied up a semi-ridiculous beetle pattern, I figured I would too.

    My favorite beetle as a kid

    And my attempt to recreate it with foam, rubber, and pearl chenille

    My swap flies are nearly done as well.

    Sent from my HTC_Amaze_4G
  8. OK dfl, you are added to the list! Everyone. We have a DOZEN tiers. Swap is now CLOSED.
  9. Gary nice tie

    semi-ridiculous ?
    you mean the black ones ?
  10. beetlejuice,beetlejuice,beetlejuice. finished. They look even cooler in person though, Hope you guys like them. IMG_5726.JPG IMG_5734.JPG
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  11. Those are pretty sexy Pat!! :D Nice job.
  12. Those are amazing looking, and they make me feel like I phoned it in for this swap. I can't wait to get mine
  13. Got dfl's beetles in the mail yesterday. Very nice! I will have to make up some "toe tags" for them
    as dfl forgot! :D But his are done and mine are not! I think we are all going to have a nice assortment of beetles!! :) Question for dfl: Is there a "name" for your beetle?
  14. Totally ridiculous ties Pat. WTF ;)
    You have some amazing skills and I am slightly scared.
  15. I will tie mine up shortly as I'm about done with the garage wiring project. I have a request in for an inspection on Friday. Next week should be "beetle time" and it will let me figure out what pattern to do.
  16. We now have 20 days to COMPLETE AND SEND your beetles in!!! GO GO GO!!!
  17. So far some really nice patterns guys, I guess I better get myself in gear and get some flies done.
  18. 10 days!!! It's coming fast!! Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek! Keep tying!! :cool:
  19. Well, I managed to get a dozen beetles tied. Honestly, they are really pretty damn ugly flies. I'm way out of my league with these things and I briefly considered dropping out of the swap. I probably should have stuck with some plain and simple foam beetle, but I wanted to try something different and challenge myself. The upside I suppose, is that I'm pretty sure they will still catch fish and I guess that's what matters in the end. I'll try to get them in the mail tomorrow.

    I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone else came up with, not to mention getting these things wet this summer.

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