Lake (Chironomid) Fly Swap, with a slight twist

Discussion in 'Fly Swaps' started by Nick Riggs, Mar 2, 2008.

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

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    I wanted to do a small swap, 5-6 people + me, where everybody ties three patterns - a bloodworm, a chironomid pupa, and an adult chironomid. That way at the end of the swap everybody'll have a full set of chironomids from larva to pupa to adult from each tier, which I thought would be kind of neat because you'd be able to see how the same stages of the same bug would be differently represented from tier to tier.

    Swap Closed

    1. Nick Riggs
    2. Hogwrangler
    3. Zach M
    4. Wayne Kohan - Flies Received
    5. Nagasaurus - Flies Recieved


    Deadline: April 15th-ish (but totally flexible at this point)
    Don't be shy now.:thumb:
  2. HogWrangler Member

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    Be Smat! I'm in Bro.
  3. Zach M Because I floss so hard

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    i think i will get in on this. i will do a v-rib bloodworm, a griffiths gnat, and i will figure out a pupa. Chronos are one of my favorites to tie
  4. Nick Riggs I've been known to fish from time to time...

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    Alright, 70 views and only two takers? WTF. I think some people should grow a pair, and sign up for the swap.:clown:
  5. Wayne Kohan fish-ician

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    "tying Flies is easier naked"


    I'm not sure I want any of Zach's flies. The visual in my mind gives me the willies....

    But put me in on it, I will come up with something for it.

    Wayne
  6. Craig Hardt aka Nagasaurus

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    If you don't mind having a first time swapper take part I'm in for this one. I'll be going with a Lady McConnell for the adult pattern.
  7. seanengman Trout have no politics

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    Just threw down the shiz and polished off my last swaps, why not one more.
  8. Nick Riggs I've been known to fish from time to time...

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    That's the spirit! Flies due April 15th, that's plenty of time so I expect QUALITY out of everyone!
  9. seanengman Trout have no politics

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    You mean I can't slack off on this one!?
  10. Zach M Because I floss so hard

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    damnit i already tied my half assed flies while watching tv so you mean i actually need to watch what im doing when i tie now?
  11. Nick Riggs I've been known to fish from time to time...

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    Yes.:ray1:
  12. Wayne Kohan fish-ician

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    So, do I have to be sober as I tie them???????

    Wayne
  13. Wayne Kohan fish-ician

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    I'm done. I will be sending out by the end of the week. I have tied a superfloss bloodworm by Brian Chan, a Chromie by Philip Rowley, and the Midge-X by Scott Sanchez. I will be trying out some of my extras this Friday at Lenice or Nunally.....

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

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    Wayne, I got your flies today, they are awesome!
  15. Nick Riggs I've been known to fish from time to time...

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    Status reports requested! How's everyone doing?
  16. Zach M Because I floss so hard

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    im just finishing up my pupas. finished my bloo worms and will starting my dries
  17. Craig Hardt aka Nagasaurus

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    I'm down to the last three of the adult pattern and then they'll be in the mail Monday or Tuesday.

    EDIT: Dropped them in the mail the morning of 4/1 at the downtown Seattle post office so they should arrive soon.
  18. Nick Riggs I've been known to fish from time to time...

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    Got the flies yesterday, excellent ties! This is going to be a great swap!
  19. Nick Riggs I've been known to fish from time to time...

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    Seanengman had to drop out so we are looking for one more tier. Any takers?
  20. Nick Riggs I've been known to fish from time to time...

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    Alright guys, it doesn't look like we're going to get that final spot filled. So, if you've already tied an extra set and sent them in, I'll just mail you back the extra set with the rest of the flies. Sound good?