BWO time

Discussion in 'Fly Swaps' started by mike doughty, Feb 16, 2007.

  1. Nova PA CHOMP PA CHEWY CHEWY CHOMP

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    Sounds ok to me ...maybe even sooner?
    How bout getting them to you the 3rd week of march that way you can get them out to everyone before April. That still gives us a month sound good?
  2. Calvin1 Member

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    I'd be up for sooner. Mike, send us a PM with your address. I'm half way done and think I'll finish by the end of the weekend. I'm headed out to the Clark Fork on what looks to be a premature trip for Skwala's next weekend, so I have to get started on some "what if all else fails" flies.
  3. mike doughty Honorary Member

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    my address has been pm'd to all
  4. Nova PA CHOMP PA CHEWY CHEWY CHOMP

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    Mike the beetis look quite a bit lighter this year than last i noticed. I tied those beetis in a black pheasant tail last year and they worked perty good ...this year they look substantially lighter. Danville light olive thread color, not UNI olive that would be to dark i think. They also have a dark streak down the spine going from lighter to darker black toward the wingcase. Body is very transluscent. Maybe tie the body in the shiney floss olive thread and wrap just a few strands of light grey antron around the thread body so that when it gets wet the olive will show through the antron and give it that transluscent exoskeleton look. Rib the body in a lighter wire instead of the green wire silver maybe even gold or grey. Tie in one thin (1mm) strip of rainbow flashabou for the spine and color it with a magic marker toward the head. The thorax i would leave the same maybe use light hares ear colored squirrel dubbing, instead of rabbit dubbing and you shouldnt have to tie the legs in, the buggyness of the dubbing should be enough to entice i think. Tie over some flashback for a wing case instead of the black pheasant tail. The bodys are slimmer than last year too. Im toying around with the spine a bit thinking it might look good between the thread body and the antron wrap not making it so pronounced. Just giving you a few ideas from what i seen yesterday on the river. Sizes range from 18-22... for the s-river and the green river i would tie some in 24's. Sows look a bit bigger this year ...some in the 16 range still that same rainbow color but im gonna tie em on straight hooks this time . Let me know wht kind of variations you come up with yourself
    PEace
  5. Nova PA CHOMP PA CHEWY CHEWY CHOMP

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    DANVILLE OLIVE

    UNI OLIVE
  6. mike doughty Honorary Member

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    We fished it last week and pumped some of the stromachs. the baetis were still dark, i didn't see any light ones in the stomachs. i have been tying a bunch of jerry's baetis in the natural color, same as last year, so will have to give them a shot and see what happens
  7. Nova PA CHOMP PA CHEWY CHEWY CHOMP

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    Sweet man id like to see a pic of the naturals or get a recipe from ya
  8. mike doughty Honorary Member

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    swap is now closed to further entrants
  9. walksonwater fishing is not my life just a means to have a life

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    hay mike sorry i did not make it on time, i just got set up on the site see ya tom.:beathead:
  10. mike doughty Honorary Member

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    if no one objects and haven't sent their flies yet, we can add one more, tom ties a sweet fly. let me know guys
  11. yuhina Tropical member

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  12. walksonwater fishing is not my life just a means to have a life

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    so can i play, so can i can i..
  13. Nova PA CHOMP PA CHEWY CHEWY CHOMP

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    My heavens is that really you Walks? I certainly wouldnt object
    Mike im gonna send ya one of them light colored beetis along with the Funky Mercers. I should have them in the mail by friday.
  14. mike doughty Honorary Member

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    alright tom you are in. if anybody already sent their flies don't sweat it. my flies are done. a ligth colored cdc loop wing that kicks ass as a dry or nymphed
  15. walksonwater fishing is not my life just a means to have a life

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    thanks, i'll have mine ready by the middle of next week. please send pm see ya..
  16. walksonwater fishing is not my life just a means to have a life

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    how's everyone doing with there fly's
  17. Calvin1 Member

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    I thought I was ahead of the game, but I was behind on another swap so I sent mine in. I'll be done with another round no later than Wednesday next week, and they'll be in the mail. Sorry fellas, but I'm glad we hadn't set a date yet, and mine will still be in early.

    Thanks,

    Calvin
  18. Pat M Chasing Tiger Trout

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    I just finished my dozen Mike. They will spank last years model.:cool:
  19. mike doughty Honorary Member

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    well i hope so cause i never caught crap with last years model. j/k
  20. yuhina Tropical member

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    Can't wait to try out your "Rockstar" pattern Pat! :beer2: nice going...
    Just started last night...

    Mark