Crappie Fly swap

Discussion in 'Fly Swaps' started by sean_k, Jan 29, 2014.

  1. sean_k

    sean_k Active Member

    After seven years following this forum, I don't recall ever seeing a swap for Crappie Flys even though there seems to be quite an interest, fishing for crappie in the warm water section.

    A google search for crappie patterns is easy however, I'm interested to see what proven patterns everyone out there is using.

    SWAP IS CLOSED

    Due date will be 15 April

    Who's in?


    1. Sean_k

    2. Atomic dog----received

    3. Kcahill----received

    4. Steeli

    5. Eyejuggler---received

    6. Keith Hixson----received

    7. Mike Cline-----received

    8. KevinLS
     
  2. atomic dog

    atomic dog Jive Turkey

    I'll get in on this one.
     
  3. Kcahill

    Kcahill Active Member

    I think a lot of the flies may come out looking the same :D

    I pretty much just use a sparkly dark olive mini bugger with a red tungsten head in size 12 and 14 since the lake I fish is full of damsel flies. I can tie up some of these if interested.
     
  4. sean_k

    sean_k Active Member

    Kcahill, that would be great if you want in with a mini bugger.
     
  5. Kcahill

    Kcahill Active Member

    sure count me in.
     
  6. IveofIone

    IveofIone Active Member

    sign me up
     
  7. steeli

    steeli Member

    I'm in if we're talking one fly with 10-12 tiers.
    So about a shy dozen bugs to send in.
     
  8. sean_k

    sean_k Active Member

    Steeli, it will be no more than a shy dozen, so I'll add you to the list.
     
  9. Eyejuggler

    Eyejuggler Beech Nut

    I would love to join!
     
  10. sean_k

    sean_k Active Member

    Just over a day and half full! Thank you to everyone who has signed up to this point. If this swap fills up quickly and everyone finishes their flys early I'll send them out sooner than the 15 April due date.
     
  11. Keith Hixson

    Keith Hixson Active Member

    I'm tying up a bunch of an old steelhead pattern that I have caught hundreds of crappie on. The pattern was called the "Wet Spider". I have made a couple adaptions to it for crappie but not many. I guess you can count me in.
     
  12. Eyejuggler

    Eyejuggler Beech Nut

    Just a preview, I need to get some extra material but this is a killer little bug that is easy and productive! I got the recipe from an old Fly Tyer mag and it's solid.
    I will be submitting half of these in chartreuse and half in white.
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  13. Kcahill

    Kcahill Active Member

    Tie that a little bigger with some more weight and it would be a killer shad fly for the spring :D
     
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  14. Eyejuggler

    Eyejuggler Beech Nut


    I have a bunch of different sizes, but never fished for Shad, what size hook, this is roughly a #10.
    That is another species I must read up on, sounds like fun.
     
  15. Keith Hixson

    Keith Hixson Active Member

    "Just a preview, I need to get some extra material but this is a killer little bug that is easy and productive! I got the recipe from an old Fly Tyer mag and it's solid.
    I will be submitting half of these in chartreuse and half in white."

    Nice looking fly. It certainly will catch Crappie.
     
  16. Mike Cline

    Mike Cline Fly Fishing Guerilla

    I would love to participate in this if it is still open.
     
  17. sean_k

    sean_k Active Member

    Mike, it's still open so I'll put your name down. We've now met the eight tyer minimum so the swap is officially a "go". For anyone else considering joining this swap, I'll keep it open until 15 February or until we reach the 12 tyer maximum, which ever comes first.
     
  18. Keith Hixson

    Keith Hixson Active Member

    I've got 10 tied up. Ready to ship.
     
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  19. atomic dog

    atomic dog Jive Turkey

    I haven't had time to sit down at the vise, maybe this weekend. What's everybody tying up? I have a couple ideas in mind, but haven't decided just yet.
     
  20. sean_k

    sean_k Active Member

    I'll be tying some sort of popper similar to the one pictured and possibly a bonus fly TBD.
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