Cutter inverted midge swap

Discussion in 'Fly Swaps' started by riseform, Apr 29, 2008.

  1. riseform Active Member

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    Just a reminder, swap due date is June 21st. I'm behind in tying as well, but have yet to receive flies. PM me for the address.
  2. obiwankanobi Active Member

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    FYI I am behind in the meantime since I am out of a vice at the moment. I will tie em up soon.
  3. riseform Active Member

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    No problem, get them done as you can. I'll update as flies come in.
  4. Eric Tarcha gear whore

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    I'm a little behind on these and going out of town this weekend. Will finish up monday or tuesday and send them out. sorry for the delay!!!
  5. Mike Wilson Yakbowbw

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    Mine are in the mail today. Sorry, they have been done and sitting for about two weeks. Just got crazy busy and forgot to mail them. Looking forward to seeing the results of this swap.
  6. riseform Active Member

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    Received Mike's flies on Saturday. Great job!

    I'll have to figure out a reward for being both on time and the first arrival. I'll update as the others arrive.
  7. obiwankanobi Active Member

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    Given the situation right now with the cam on my vice, I will have to potentially drop out of this swap. The only hooks that I can tie on are spey hooks/streamer hooks due to their greater diameter. I can submit a spey or a streamer tie for each if everyone agrees or jump out of of this swap entirely.
  8. riseform Active Member

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    Received Ron's flies yesterday. Another great job!

    Bob (obiwankanobi) I feel for you with the vise issues. We can let you drop out without guilt (well, maybe just a little!) if there's no new cam on the horizon. Unless I hear otherwise from you or the others, I'll just return the extra flies.
  9. Mike Wilson Yakbowbw

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    Riseform,
    Just keep the extras from me as I forgot to send you a little extra for hosting this swap. You have gone the extra mile beating the bushes to get this swap up and running. Thanks.:thumb:
  10. Eric Tarcha gear whore

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    Hey guys, mine will be shipped out tomorrow. Riseform, could you PM me your address? Thanks.

    Eric
  11. riseform Active Member

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    Received Eric's flies today. Another great job!

    I'll try to get the flies in the morning mail. Photos will be taken and posted over the weekend.

    If it's ok with those who tied extra, I'll just divide them among the group. I'd feel selfish keeping them.
  12. riseform Active Member

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    Flies went in the mail Saturday. Pictures are posted. Thanks again everyone!
  13. Eric Tarcha gear whore

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    great job with the pics Nick. Thanks for hosting, all the flies look great!
  14. Mike Wilson Yakbowbw

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    Great job... it was fun and the flies look like winners. Thanks for hosting the swap. Now I have to get out to try them.
  15. Ralph Cutter New Member

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    Hey guys-
    Nick just sent me an email alert regarding your fly swap. Pretty cool! I can't wait to hear how these patterns work out.
    best,
    Ralph
  16. Eric Tarcha gear whore

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    got the flies today, great ties guys!! can't wait to try em out...
  17. riseform Active Member

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    I'm glad all the flies made it. Just wanted to emphasize the second goal of this swap with the above reminder quote.
  18. Matt Baerwalde ...

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    I've got some results to report on this swap. I contacted Riseform a while back asking about results and he sent me his swap flies. I found myself at Nunnally this past Sunday with some fish rising around 1-3pm. There were a fair number of small bugs on the water but I guessed the more sizable swirls and porpoising was the result of the larger (sz 14) black midges that were sporadically visible on the surface. I tied on one of Mike Wilson's black woven bodied flies (see thumbnail below) in the larger size. It's got a little white foam parachute, and I liked how the fat bodied fly matched the fat bodied naturals.

    I dusted the hackle and post with some Frog's Fanny and chucked it out there...and it worked! The first fish I hooked was a bruiser rainbow. It gave one low jump, then bulldogged into the weeds and threw the hook. 2nd fish was a bit smaller, but put on a show. It jumped three times, completely vertically, about 3-4 feet in the air, each jump successively closer to my tube than the preceding, while I stripped like mad, and it too threw the hook. When 2 more fish threw the hook before I got 'em to the net I started wondering about Mike's fly! But they were taking it so I left it on. Of the next 7 fish that took the fly I landed 6, up to 18", all rainbows.

    I only caught one other bow and a sunny on a 'mid, so I credit Mike's fly for a good day of fishing. Not sure how I would have done without it.

    I'd love to hear if anyone else has used any of the flies from this swap. Thanks again to Riseform for sending those flies along.

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  19. Mike Wilson Yakbowbw

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    I have had good success with that fly too. Used it on Teal, Pass, and Lenice.
  20. riseform Active Member

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    Congrats to both Matt and Mike and thanks for reporting back! That was truly a well designed fly.

    Almost embarrassed to say I did not fish any of the flies, simply because I don't fish much stillwater, which is why I was happy to forward them to Matt after two years. Emerging midge fishing for me is usually rivers or spring creeks with much smaller sizes than we used in the swap. I do have my own in smaller sizes and if I ever target emerging midges I promise to report back regardless of results. I'm thinking I should tie some of Mike's design in smaller sizes!