Discussion in 'Fly Swaps' started by Thomas Williams, Apr 12, 2013.
Here are my patterns.
The rest of the flies came in today, just dropped them all back at the post office they are headed your way! Ill get some pics posted up this weekend of the lineup! Thanks everyone for taking the time to do the jig nymphs. When I fish these nymphs I rarely lose fish. Its always buttoned right on the upper lip.
Great set of flies you tied and thanks for hosting this swap. I am feeling like I need to come up with a theme and host a swap, rather than just participate
Can't wait to see the flies. I have hosted several swaps and it's a gas. The face to face swaps are really fun because you get to meet members you know only via the forum. Definitely think about hosting one. It's also a great way to see different patterns up close and personal. I have a box full of swapped flies that I have never fished. Some day soon I'll have to go through them and sort them into categories so I can try them out. I think these will go right into the fly bo for the river.
Got mine today. Great looking flies, folks.
Just got home and found mine waiting for me. Very nice looking flies gents. Quite glad I participated.
Jeff, did you cut the cdc free of stem then lay it in the split thread and wrap like a hackle?
I tried that too but it wasnt working out so I tied mine in tip first just like a soft hackle
Yea, I cut the barbs off a feather and stuck the base into the split thread, then gave them a spin. They didn't turn out perfect but I thought they were better than the stem getting into the thread wraps.
If anyone has a fly with white stem showing, my apologies!
I need practice with the split thread technique. Send any pointers my way please.
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Awesome set of flies everyone. I will take a close look tonight with the magnifier so I can tie them myself.
Thanks for all the great flies
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What gives? I'm closer and no fly love for me today
Yeah! Finally some love! I love the ties and can't wait to give them a try. I will say the stillwater dude in me could not help but love Nick's maroon leach (yes I used leach versus leech, just to mess with someone), but those nymphs of all are sure to produce as well.
I cant remember who tied that purpleish leech but I caught a couple nice fish this weekend on it. Someone claim it cuz I dont remember and I want to know what material you used for the body. Im diggin that color almost a redish purple. Killed it on the water. All top nose hooks just the way I like em!
I believe that you are referring to mine, Thomas. If so, the body is just picked/brushed out simi seal dubbing in a dubbing loop. Arizona brand I wanna say, but I'm too lazy to get up and look at the moment. lol
I'm glad to hear it treated you well. That is my absolute hands down stand by stillwater pattern. I tie it on curved nymph hooks with no weight/bead and fish it on an intermediate. I also tie it on scud hooks with tungsten bead, but since I've started using the jig hooks I've gone away from that.
When you yet a chance can you tell me the brand and color. I have arizone blood leech color but yours is more of a purple. I just ordered a shit ton of jig hooks from allen from size 8 to 16. I have been so happy with the ratio of fish I land compared to normal hooks it awesome. What's great is you get them securely right in the nose and upper jaw. They have a real hard time shaking the hook. Love it. The leeches also get a real nice up and down type of movement which I think draws strikes.
When you yet a chance can you tell me the brand and color. I have Arizona blood leech color but yours is more of a purple. I just ordered a shit ton of jig hooks from allen from size 8 to 16. I have been so happy with the ratio of fish I land compared to normal hooks it awesome. What's great is you get them securely right in the nose and upper jaw. They have a real hard time shaking the hook. Love it. The leeches also get a real nice up and down type of movement which I think draws strikes.
Today I caught several nice trout on Nick Clayton's orange bead head fly with rabbit strip tail. Sadly the fly was sacrificed to the fish gods, snagged on the bottom. It sure was doing the business before that! Thanks Nick.
I landed a few big trout in a lake using Ira's jig fly with legs.... then he told me he used that fly for Steelhead. Whoops. I guess it works under an indicator in lakes also.
I put a couple brookies to the net as well with that fly.