Discussion in 'Fly Swaps' started by NomDeTrout, Feb 10, 2010.
It would be nice to have all these skunks for the Hoh Down.
Agreed on finishing before the Hoh down. 9 flies just don't take all that long to tie.
Alright. If everyone agrees. I am setting the deadline at first Sat of March (6th)
Done, 9 on the rotator drying now. I'll tag and send as soon as you PM or post your addy NdT! Not exactly a traditional but you'll recognize them. I need to move my tying stuff out of the garage, freaking froze to my tying chair tonight.
Sweet looking tie Ed.
My 8 fishables are done..I say 8 and fishable because this is my first attempt at this and my offering is not worthy of the contribution to the fundraising cause..not worthy and would be embarrassed based on what I've seen and what you guys can dress. They are not worth mounting but I would fish em..and will with confidence next month. Will get em in the mail on Monday.
After sleeping on this post, my ninth tie is drying. I thought wth. Nom, it'll be the one that is barbed..all the others have been pinched for c/r use.
Hook: TMC 7999 sz 6
Tail: Ostrich Herl
Butt: Chartreuse ice dub
Body: UV ice dub black
Rib: silver tinsel, small
Hackle: Black strung Chinese rooster
Wing: Lady Amherst pheasant
Oh that is tasty!
Here is my contribution to the swap..this is my first swap and first GBS, but I think this dog will hunt. They'll go in the mail tomorrow.
Hook - AJ 2051 sz 1.5
Thread - Red UNI-Thread 6/0
Tail - Red hen hackle
Rib - Silver oval tinsel
Butt - Green silk
Body - Black medium chenille
Wing - Black marabou topped with white marabou
Eric - looks good, like the variety we're getting so far.
More tasty flies. Very nice.
Mine mailed yesterday. Hey guys, that was fun figuring out a pattern that I would be confident fishing, let alone sharing, given my yet miniscule array of materials. For my first swap I'm glad i tried this one..bigger is better for me. And I like the looks of the "traditional" looking salmon, spey, dee ideas. Can't wait to see the rest, and better yet give them the test on the coast next month. Bring on the Hoh down..can't wait.
Getting some great flies in. Everybody's is looking great...now mine looks like shit :/
Is everyone going to be able to meet the 6th deadline? Haven't heard much back from some members.
If not...if everyone is ok, we can delay it another week or something and I can send it out and hope it gets to everyone befroe the Hoh Down.
I'm really hoping to have them in hand before the Hoh Down. Not sure how much I'll fish them, but I can't fish them if they are still sitting in a vise, postal envelope or someone else's living room...Nothing breaks the skunk like a green butt skunk.
I almost forgot to post a picture!
Uni 3/0 black thread
Sz 6 Diachi 2441 salmon hooks
Lt olive quick decent
Black hare tron
They are otw!
Whit, nice tie dude. Like Ed, wanna try em on the Hoh.
Hey Guys, looks like everyones done and shipped out. I should have them today when I get home. I'll sort them all out and have it shipped out mid week.
Thanks everyone! I may be PMing you for some additional information on material for when I send it out to Joel from RoyalTreatment Fly Fishing.
Excellent...will have a compliment of GBS for the Hoh Down too!
here is my set I'll be sending out!