Chironomid & Catch

Discussion in 'Fly Swaps' started by Curtis King, Mar 7, 2006.

  1. Curtis King

    Curtis King Fish Magnet

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    ;) THIS SWAP IS FULL !
    Perhaps a new twist, perhaps not but I have an idea.

    I would like to host a chironomid swap with 5 others, then put together catch results from each pattern being used on your favorite trout lake. Tie up 6 of your favorite chironomid pattern, send me five and keep one for your control pattern. As soon as I get all six patterns, I will divy them up and send back.

    Now comes the fun part. Give each pattern the same consideration fishing your favorite lake. Use the same presentation and time for each (for example, depth 8 ft for 30 minutes, etc). Send your results including where, when, how, number of fish caught, etc. I know it's not perfect science, but it should be fun and interesting.

    Flies must be submitted to me by March 24, and fishing must be completed and reported by April 30. The first five to respond with a resounding YEP are in. REVISED: MAKE THAT REPORTS BY MAY 14 !!!

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  2. Rory McMahon

    Rory McMahon Active Member

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    Yep

    i gotta slow down with these swaps, i think im in like 4 of them right now. Ohh and my report will come to you on april 29th. I have this place i always go that opens on opening day.
     
  3. Nick Riggs

    Nick Riggs I've been known to fish from time to time...

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    I want to join, but I seem to have a hard time catching any fish. I can tie alright, but I might not be able to report back on my catches, because i probably won't have any.Can I still partake?
     
  4. Rory McMahon

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    well you could just fish them and if you dont get any, thats your report.
     
  5. Nick Riggs

    Nick Riggs I've been known to fish from time to time...

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    Then i'm in.
     
  6. Daryle Holmstrom

    Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    The lakes on the west side don't open until the last Saturday of April.

    Daryle
     
  7. Nick Riggs

    Nick Riggs I've been known to fish from time to time...

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    Which is the 29th, 1 day before fish catch results are due... that could cause problems.
     
  8. Curtis King

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    OK, I forget the West side is a little later than the East side. Lets say reports by May 14.
     
  9. Curtis King

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    Hey Hog,
    Don't worry about your fish catching abilities. Besides, this forum is a great place to ask questions for that exact purpose. I would be glad to share some of my tactics that have worked for me.
     
  10. Wayne Jordan

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    I'll play along...
     
  11. Wayne Jordan

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    AbsoluteHog, You're welcome to join me when I fish any of the lakes. I'll get you on right track in a hurry.:thumb: I'll be heading up to Pass Lake on March 19th if you'd like to join me.
     
  12. James Mello

    James Mello Inventor of the "closed eye conjecture"

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    If you still got room, I'd love to jump in....

    I'll tie up a gold wire size 16 bead headed jobbie... :)
     
  13. Curtis King

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    OK, so far I have five including myself, so I have room for one more.

    Speyflies2
    Trout990
    AbsoluteHog
    Wayne Jordan
    James Mello
    ?
     
  14. Nick Riggs

    Nick Riggs I've been known to fish from time to time...

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    Do we have to say what were tying beforehand?
     
  15. Will Atlas

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    actually the lakes on the westside are open year round unless otherwise listed. There is plenty of open water right now.
     
  16. Curtis King

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    Hog,
    You can tie what ever you want, as long as it is a chironomid (midge larva) pattern. There are many types and patterns, and it is entirely up to you. If you don't have a favorite, you could select one from a book or off the internet. I will be tying the pattern that at least for me works great.

    Once I get all the participants, I will post details.
     
  17. tythetier

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    If you got room still, I would be interested. This would be my first swap, but I got a great chironi pattern that you guys will like. It also works in moving water too! Once again, it would be my first swap, if you dont have time or patience to help a newbie along, let me know, no worries.

    Ty
     
  18. Curtis King

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    :D Right on Ty, we are good to go.

    OK, here's the skinny. Our swap is full and includes the following tiers:

    Speyflies2
    Trout990
    AbsoluteHog
    Wayne Jordan
    James Mello
    tythetyier

    On or before March 24, send 5 of your chironomids to the address I send you via PM. I will divide them all up, then mail a set to each of you. Please include your return address. For other "swap rules", please review the sticky topic posted at the top of the swap forum.

    Next, go to your secret (or maybe not) lake and give each one, including your own, the same effort. Try to make the presentation the same for each, then record what your results are. It will be fun to see if any one particular pattern works better than others. You don't have to name your lake if you don't want to, but please include the date and method of presentation with your report sent to me via PM. I will compile the results (if any) and send to each participant via PM. If one pattern is the clear winner for all swappers, I will post Kudos on this forum at the end. After all, this site is all about sharing and learning.

    :thumb:
     
  19. Wayne Jordan

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    Mine are done, I'll get them in the mail on Monday!
     
  20. Curtis King

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    Thanks for the motivation Wayne. Mine are now also done.
     

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