Best fly whatever swap

Discussion in 'Fly Swaps' started by Daryle Holmstrom, Jan 1, 2006.

  1. Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    Eight down with five to go before tax day and the operner.

    Daryle
  2. tightlines New Member

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    I would really like to be a part of a fly swap. I am a new member to WFF but an experienced tyer. What are the rules and how is the swap done? I get the part about tying 13 flies of the same go-to pattern. What I don't understand is the logistics of the swap. :beathead:
  3. Ned Wright New Member

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    I am still thinking about what to tie. I was thinking that since I have so much time I might see what I can learn before then. Right now I am just moving from nymphs to streamers.

    Ned
  4. Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    Kent puts it very well for logistics:
    Example from his soft hackle swap, I'll have similar instructions but the dates and address's will be different. Hope this explains the details.

    Daryle




    Here's the ground rules for the swap.
  5. mr trout Trevor Hutton

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    Is there still room? If so I'm in for a Stimulator.
  6. Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    Four to go here's the list:[IMG]
  7. Don Stracener New Member

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    Put me down for a Dark Caddis, size 12 with extended body.
  8. Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    Done Don, had to say that, LOL
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  10. Banzai FFing and VWs...Bugs & Bugs

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    My go to flies. After some thought, difficult for me, I guess its a tossup between a Tan EHC or Red Humpy. I fish mostly lakes and the OP. Since my Humpys look absolutely ugly(trouble with the proportions/amount of hair), it will be the EHC in size 12.
  11. Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    Don't pull out your hair Gene, you have until April

    Daryle
  12. mr trout Trevor Hutton

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    man, you guys fish big caddis! I know they are out there, but I rarely see caddis over a 16 or 14 if it is stretching it. But hey, if it is your go-to fly, it must work so I have no room to talk. Then there are those monster octobers...mmmm...yummy.
  13. tightlines New Member

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    I am in. Put me down for my ol' faithful black wooly bugger.
  14. Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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  15. Randy Knapp Active Member

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    I'm going to tie a nymph attracter we'll call Randy's Beadhead that has been responsible for my largest steelhead (35 1/2") and has caught most other species I've landed. I will tie it in my most used size which is a 10. This is the fly I used to fish so much, I got the nickname "onefly." It truly is the one fly I always have with me and will usually fish if only as a dropper to a big leech.

    Randy
  16. Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    Upgraded last post Randy, secret recipe added
  17. Curtis New Member

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    yellow humpy for me.
  18. Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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  19. Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    Three more spots for the best fly swap, April 15, get your spot now.

    Daryle, so far we have some fun flies
  20. Dick Ross Member

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    If room I'm in -- #14 Dick's parachute-grey foam extended body