OK, a new fly swap for trout

Discussion in 'Fly Swaps' started by Daryle Holmstrom, Mar 20, 2006.

  1. Stephen Forrest New Member

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    Encino, California
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    Daryle; First of all, I would like to thank you for hosting the Stillwater Fly Swap. As always I enjoy the anticipation of receiveing something new from a fellow flyfisher/tyer.
    :thumb:
    I have never met anyone on this message board as I live in SoCal, but I do have an occasion to visit/fish in Washington when I go to see my Sister and her family in Edmonds. So, I am looking forward to the day I actually run into a member while I am on the water.

    Following is my materials list for the Serria Peacock.

    Hook: 2x or 3x (Tiemco 5272,5263)
    Tail: 4or 5 peacock swards
    Body: 6 twisted peacock Hurls with fine wire (optional)
    Hackle: Webby Irridencent spade freather

    Tight lines everyone
    Stephen Forrest
    :D
  2. chadk Be the guide...

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    OK, I get the loser of the year award. I signed up for this back in march about the same tied I signed up for 2 others. Only problem is, I confused this one with one of the others. :eek: I have never even looked into this thread since I first saw it in March until Daryle PM'd me this weekend. I was just about to tell him he had me mixed up with someone else, but checked the thread just in case - sure enough, there was my name...:beathead:

    So, I started working on some over the (busy) weekend (between graduation parties and Father's Day activities) and tied up over 1/2 the flies, but still need anther night or two at the most.

    I feel like a total jerk. I apologize for dropping the ball on you guys.

    I'll leave it up to you guys and Daryle to decide if you want to wait a few days or just send what he has.

    -Chad
  3. Cameron Derbyshire Steelhead, Classic Atlantic salmon flies

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    Florence, Oregon
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    I'm up for waiting. Never know when that last pattern may turn into a magic pattern on a lake. It'll be awhile before I hit some lakes anyhow.
  4. Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    I think we could wait a couple more days.

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

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    No rush, I can't stand it when people get mad because your schedule doesn't fit theirs. If you're going to get mad when someone holds up a swap for a couple days, don't be in a swap. Take your time man.
  6. chadk Be the guide...

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    Thanks guys. I need one more night and I'll have them out. WOuld have been done last night, but my 6yr old sliced his foot open as he was getting ready for bed and I spent the next several hours in the ER with him. He's fine and didn't end up needing stitches due to the location of the cut, but there sure was a lot of blood...
  7. chadk Be the guide...

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    OK, my "French Fries" went out this morning.

    They were initially meant to be a perch fry \ bait fish type pattern - green back, yellow body, some flash and some red for extra attraction...

    But "Perch Baby" just didn't seem to fit. Nor did I like "Perch Fry".

    The yellow belly got me hooked on the "French" aspect of the fly.

    So I thought about "frech fries". all those skinny little yellow baitfish patterns in my plastic container just looked like a box of fries from McD's or something. The red marks could be ketchup.

    And in a pinch, they could be used as damsel nymphs. And with some slight trimming here and there, there are many other things they could represent.

    They are quick to make (fast food) and the quality is marginal (I'm still a new tier), and the materials are nothing fancy. So the name really does fit.

    Basically they are more than just 'perch fry'. They are a tasty snack for big trout - "french fries".


    Anway, thanks for waiting and hopefully we'll all have our flies by the end of week in time to try out this weekend!
  8. Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    OK, still waiting for Chad and James,

    Daryle
  9. James Mello Inventor of the "closed eye conjecture"

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    Getting the last one tied up. Will be in the mail this afternoon... Thanks for being cool with me being late guys!


    -- Cheers
    -- James
  10. chadk Be the guide...

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    James - no problem. You saved my butt so I didn't have to be "the last guy" this time. I owe you!

    Just kidding - hope all is well with your family.

    Daryle, did you get my flies today?
  11. Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    Look in the gallery chad.:D

    Daryle
  12. chadk Be the guide...

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    Great! The good ole post office came through :)
    Sorry again for not realizing I was in the swap. But looks like it worked out.

    (nice pic by the way)
  13. Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    I'll send them asap, great patterns everyone, if I had one more I'd give it a three thumbs up.

    Daryle
  14. Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    Got James's pattern today, posted side and bottom views in the gallery. Will get the flies out to post tommorrow.

    Daryle
  15. Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    Gentlemen, the 2006 Stillwater Invent Swap flies are in the mail.

    Daryle
  16. Rory McMahon Active Member

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    lynnwood
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    Got mine this morning, i especially like the peacock herl bugger. Looks like a great pattern for bluegill.
  17. Curtis King Fish Magnet

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    Richland, WA, USA.
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    Thanks Rory,
    I'm sure it will get some fish's attention. I am a little disappointed in the palmered herl body though. I found out (after I made my last one) it wraps much better by hand than when I used my rotary to spin it on. If you make one up, try palmering the hackle by hand and it will lay much better.

    :beer2:
  18. Don Stracener New Member

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    Grants Pass, Or
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    Got mine yesterday... Great Job evryone! :thumb: :thumb: