Beginners

Discussion in 'Fly Swaps' started by Ron Eagle Elk, Jul 27, 2004.

  1. Ron Eagle Elk Active Member

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    Beginners "When All Else Fails I Use This Fly" Swap Update

    The flies are in the capable (?) hand os the US Postal System.

    Despite his best efforts, Jaws flies did not make it here on time, they got sent to the wrong city. Too bad too, they were reverse spiders which are very fishy. I took the extra flies and divided them up among you, so your getting an extra fly.

    I do have one package of flies that I haven't mailed because I don't have a real name to put on the envelop, so MADISON ANGLER, unless the post office delivers mail to that name, I need your name so I can mail your flies. Please e-mail it to me.

    I want to thank everyone for your excellent effort in this swap. The flies look very good and I'm sure they will all catch a ton of fish.

    I'll be doing a beginners marathon swap in the fall so keep your eyes peeled.

    Now, I'm going fishing.

    REE
  2. Dan Soltau New Member

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    Bozeland, MT - Raleigh, NC
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    Sorry!
    Daniel Soltau:)
  3. Ron Eagle Elk Active Member

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    Thanks Madison, your flies will go out in the morning mail.

    REE
  4. Warren Perry Grizzly 6

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    Bow, New Hampshire, USA.
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    Ron

    I got my flies today in the morning mail. Thanks for hosting the swap and thanks for the tips on the Doc Spratley. I will put that info to good use. Thanks also for the tips and examples of spinner patterns.

    Vicki the Pale evening dun is awesome!:thumb

    All of the flies look great. In fact I am going to hit the river this eveining and give them the good ole college try.

    Thanks to all who participated. I hope to see you on the river

    Warren
  5. Bill Douglas blue collar dirtbag

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    Olympia, Washington, USA.
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    Ron,
    Have you done any fishing here locally? I'd like to get out Saturday if I get time. I think due to the heat I and low flows may end up somewhere around White Pass, but would rather stay closer if possible....
  6. Ron Eagle Elk Active Member

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    Bill,

    I've only been on the Nisqually here locally since Fathers Day. It's only a short trip from the house (under 5 minutes) and the water temp is still around 55 degrtees according to my thermometer and crystal clear. There are a couple pools near here that have some respectable fish, but nothing huge. At least we're getting out on the water from time to time.

    Grizz, Your more than welcome. I'll pass the kudos along to Vickie.

    REE
  7. Bill Douglas blue collar dirtbag

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    Olympia, Washington, USA.
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    Ron,
    Thanks for the info. I really was hoping to get up to the White Pass area. I'm just not sure I'll have the time to drive that far....
  8. lastcall Member

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    Bellingham, Wa, USA.
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    Ron & all of the others from this swap,

    I just got my flies in yesterday's mail. They look great. I did not include a recipe for the fly that I tied. I apologize, I ran out of time and wanted to get them out on time. I will post the recipe on this thread for my fly "the Hare and Hurl Baby Bugger". Keep an eye open for it.

    lastcall
  9. Jim Wallace Smells like low tide

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    Somewhere on the Coast
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    Dang it Ron! I'm em-bare-assed enough already...How in Hades did I mail them to the wrong city? (I wrote my own town on the package). Things were hectic with relatives here, getting out some billing, finishing tying and packaging my flies....even though I wasn't planning on driving or performing brain surgery for the next few hours, I shouldn't have had that micro brew on top of the pain medication I'm taking for my back. But hey! My brother brought a sixer of Black Butte Porter and we were headed to the beach (after the mail drop)with our shades on to act like middle aged geeks oogling bikini-clad young nubile sunbathers, and I was working to achieve the proper state of mind.

    I've still got all 12 of these orange reverse spiders sitting here. They look like little #6 carrots...make you wonder if SRC like to eat their veggies.
    Here's the deal: I still want you guys to try this pattern out, so if any of you participants in the swap want one, PM me your mailing address, and I'll mail one to you in an envelope (they're crushable, being wet). You don't have to mail me anything back, as the swap is officially over.
    Ron, you get one too, of course.

    Jimbo:+
  10. Dan Soltau New Member

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    I got my flies in the mail yesterday,they look great! Sorry for not putting on the recipe. Thank you ron!
  11. Ron Eagle Elk Active Member

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    Jimbo,

    I'd be happy to try one of your little carrots...er, Orange Reverse Spiders.

    Ogling bikini clad sunbathers, huh? You should try the bikini hatch on the Deschutes in Pioneer Park sometime. Maybe that's why all those guys keep hanging their flies in the bishes on the backcast, distracted.

    Oh yeah, my snail mail addy is on the original post for the swap.

    REE
  12. Scott Rethke New Member

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    What is your address again? I would like to send you a quick thank-you gift for being such a great swapmeister...


    Scott
  13. Ron Eagle Elk Active Member

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    Caddis, Not really necessary, but if you must,

    Ron Eagle Elk
    8717 Whitewood Loop SE
    Yelm, WA 98597
  14. LadyBug New Member

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    Bothell, WA.
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    REE.... Thanks so much for putting on this swap. And to all the participants :thumb In a word, I am "thrilled" with the flies I received!
    Can hardly wait to get them wet.
    I took pictures of them, they didn't come out as well as I would have liked... but I will post them if everyone wants me to.
    I look forward to future swaps, this was my first, but I am addicted now :eek
    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"
  15. Ron Eagle Elk Active Member

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    LadyBug,

    Yeah, these swaps are like peanuts or Lay's potato chips, there's no such thing as just one. Posting your photo of the flies would be great as I don't have the means to do so.

    I did have a report from Grizzly 6 on the flies. He tried my suggestion of hanging that Doc Spratley under stimulator as a dropper. He said the cutts were hitting the Doc Spratley time after time.That sure is an oldie but a goodie.

    Ladybug, if you liked this swap, keep your eyes open for the beginners marathon swap starting this fall. A swap a month for October, November, January, February, March and April. All with the same tiers, just different types of flies. Talk about a great way to fill your fly boxes for the next season. (I left out December because everyone seems to get real busy that month.)

    Now grab Leaky Tiki by the scruff of the neck and go try those flies out.

    REE
  16. LadyBug New Member

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    Bothell, WA.
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    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. Ron Eagle Elk Active Member

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    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. lastcall Member

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    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. Ron Eagle Elk Active Member

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    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. lastcall Member

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    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