Discussion in 'Fly Swaps' started by steeli, Jan 2, 2014.
Ok, I'll do it. Size 16 or 14 inverted pattern tied on a thin wire scud hook. This is gonna hurt me.
Glad you're in Irafly, you'll heal up. Your bugs always seem to be good..
I'll close up after the end of this weekend with whatever number the final is.
A couple more tiers would be great, but doesn't matter to me...we've got a good group as-is.
Will PM mailing details once closed.
Got a few hours planned for the tying vice tomorrow.
This thread's got quiet but will give until tomorrow, Monday then closing it up.
I just pm'd a few past swap bug tiers looking for a couple more.
Experimental ties for me so far.
Ok, so this is what I'm tying and the few I've tried are super sexy looking in the water glass. The funny thing is I had the same idea years ago, but couldn't figure out away to float the top and back of the fly without interfering with the hook eye. I did develop a pattern that used foam parachute material and it did work but it was a bit more bulky than I liked. I never thought for a second to use CDC. The great thing about this pattern, it that it really gives that perfect profile of the midge as they attempt to break through the surface film using both their head and tail.
Looks rad Ira can't wait to fish it with the rest of these!
Here is my pattern, it is pictured as it will sit in the water.
First batch of bugs received from Troutpocket and look great!
Ira, great new bug pattern I've never fished!
Deadline due date about a week away!
We've got 4 of 8 bugs ready; see original thread for updates.
Great looking flies!
Got mine today in Poulsbo. Can I change my vote? If so, I'll give both votes to timelind. Those #16 Jujubees are perfect, beautiful, and exquisite (if I can use that word in a post on a fly fishing site....) ties. I've got to try and see if I can even come close to tying some that well.
All the others are just perfect and beautiful...
Great swap!! Thanks steeli.
Got em yesterday. I agree that those little jujubes are sweet little babies. I look forward to fishing all the patterns though. Thanks all! And sorry to steeli and Ron for tying the same fly I tied for the 2012 foam swap. Just realized that. Lame on my behalf. The pattern really works for me though!
wow.......thanks for the compliments Ron and Matt. Never tied them before the swap. Nothing like repetition to perfect a fly
Hey Matt, 'ya can't have too many of a good pattern.
Good flies and swap all around. Now, just waiting for the web host to post a link so can upload photos of the ties.
Thanks again folks great ties!