Mini-Marathon Trout Swap

Discussion in 'Fly Swaps' started by Ned Wright, Dec 27, 2008.

  1. Eric Tarcha

    Eric Tarcha gear whore

    great, glad they made it on time...
  2. Ned Wright

    Ned Wright New Member

    I got 12 sets, they will be out monday...
  3. Richard Torres

    Richard Torres Active Member

    Excellent Ned!:thumb:

    Can't wait to try them out. Will be like Christmas in January.

    I'm still thinking what I want to tie for a streamer.
    Currently looking at some Cutthroat patterns out of one of Mr. Johnsons books.
  4. xdog

    xdog Active Member

    Excellent, a good begining to what promises to be a great swap. Looking forward to seeing everyones patterns.
  5. Ned Wright

    Ned Wright New Member

    Flies will be out in the am. I have pictures in my gallery until a new gallery is created.

    All the flies look great. Some spooked me when I opened the mail.... amazingly buggy...

    Thanks everyone for getting things in on-time. I have collected $70 for MVT, if you haven't sent it yet please do next month ($10).

    Without sounding like a nag we did have a few problems.... 1) no return postage 2) less than 12 flies... if you didn't get one of your own you were short, makes it much easier for me if you send 12 flies 3) no toe tags (public humiliation on this one as I have no intention of making them for you)

    If it happens again "I will be crackin skulls!!"

    Great work from everyone,
  6. Rob Ast

    Rob Ast Active Member

    Pics look great, can't wait to see the real things. Now to settle on a streamer.
  7. Islander

    Islander Steve

    Nice pictures, I can't wait to try them out. Still pondering what to tie for the streamer category. So many choices...........:hmmm:
  8. Ron Eagle Elk

    Ron Eagle Elk Active Member

    Hey Folks, Those are some great looking flies you all turned in for the first round of this swap. Excellent work by everyone. Crack that whip, Ned.

  9. Ned Wright

    Ned Wright New Member

    Flies should be showing in the mail in the next day or two or three.

    I think I might have committed a federal offence when I answered "no" to the animal parts question, but oh well.

    Sharpshooter223, I am holding on to your flies until the end of feb. I hope that was what you wanted. If not let me know and I will send you the nymphs.

    Next deadline is four weeks away, early doesn't hurt. I am half done with my muddlers....

  10. best swap master ever he even talks shit...hilarious. i'm working on a jig nasty right now... pine squirrel anyone
  11. Bullwhacker

    Bullwhacker Member

    I'm more then half done with my Coney Mudlers. It's been a year since I've spun deer hair, so the first few were a little rusty. I was wishing I did buggers after 6..... I weighted them well for spring run off.
  12. twinlakesleach

    twinlakesleach MurkyLurker

    Flies just arrived. They all look great.

  13. Islander

    Islander Steve

    Flies arrived in the mail today. What a great bunch of bugs!! I guess I better get going on those streamers. Ned's a pushy, hard-driving, task master. :D
  14. riseform

    riseform Active Member

    Very impressive flies everyone. Thank you. Even the toe tags are professionally done.

    For those that haven't fished a shop vac, that simple fly has out fished any nymph in my box over the past four years.

    Ned, my Sheila sculpins will be mailed tomorrow.
  15. twinlakesleach

    twinlakesleach MurkyLurker

    Don't overlook the Dress Down Nymph. It will catch fish!!! Trust me!

    In case anyone is interested in tying some up, here is the recipe:

    Dress-Down Nymph

    Hook: Daiichi 1150 or a similar scud hook, sizes 16 to 10.
    Head: 3/32- or 1/8-inch-diameter gold bead; use a 5/64-inch diameter gold
    bead on smaller flies.
    Thread: Black 8/0.
    Body: Yellow or Amber V-Rib, natural gray or tan ostrich herl.
    Antennae: Pearl Krystal Flash.
    Hackle: Hungarian partridge back feather.
    Collar: One peacock herl.

    Fish On!

  16. Eric Tarcha

    Eric Tarcha gear whore

    awesome flies gents! super impressed with the quality of the ties. i will have to do a more professional toe tag for my streamers :thumb: I cant wait to fish these guys in Montana in april...
  17. xdog

    xdog Active Member

    I will agree with the others the patterns and the quality of the nymphs are excellent. I am excited to see everyones streamers. My streamers are done and I will try to post them tommorow. Once again great work by all.

    Tight lines gentlemen,

  18. Ned Wright

    Ned Wright New Member

    I now have 5 set of streamers in hand. Looking forward to the other seven.

    We have about a week til they need to be in the mail.

    Get r done,
  19. Rob Ast

    Rob Ast Active Member

    Mine will be done in the next 2 days, mailed no later than Monday
  20. Richard Torres

    Richard Torres Active Member

    Just finished mine and they will be in the mail Monday.

    To all:

    I'm impressed by the creativity from everyone. I myself can't wait to try these out!