Patent Pending Swap

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  1. EMPyre

    EMPyre Erich with an H -Top Water Soldier-

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    Ok this is my first swap and I hope I'm not taking on more than I bargain for.

    I'd like to do a swap with at least 6 of you out there, more if the interest is good. No limitations on on ability, or species persuasion. There is only one stipulation:

    The pattern needs to be one that you created and have fished. Hence the 'Patent Pending' title.

    These don't need to be original ground up creations, (but that would be cool if the were) established pattern variants will be cool too, as long as you can take credit for its original tying.

    With the toe tag include all the usual, as well as what you target with the bug.

    Let's put an initial deadline at Feb 29th.





    EMPyre - Bitterroot Salmonfly, maybe another too.
    Nick Riggs - Caddisfly Nymph
    Hogwrangler - Something?
    Roy - Something from across the pond!
    REE - Sioux Sunrises
    RDL - Something?
    AK - Russian River Golden Stone
     
  2. Nick Riggs

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

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    I'm in. I'll have to sift through my boxes to find a bug to tie, I'll let you know what it is when I find it.
     
  3. Nick Riggs

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

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    Caddisfly nymph. Possibly a chironomid also, if time permits.
     
  4. EMPyre

    EMPyre Erich with an H -Top Water Soldier-

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    So maybe a little taunting is in order here...

    Plenty of people looking at the thread, but only one taker? What's the deal folks, not creative enough to sit down at the bench and tie something new? Only able to copy patterns off the web or out of a book? This isn't rocket science, grab a hook, put it in the vice, wrap some thread, feathers, and hair on it. Make it look like something a fish would eat. Tie 5 more just like it and join the swap!

    I think with all the creative people here we could really get some interesting flies in our boxes from this swap and inspire some new 'go to' patterns! So don't just follow the thread, join it!
     
  5. Nick Riggs

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

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    I'm no good with deadlines, so swap or no swap, I'm already done with my flies.
     
  6. HogWrangler

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    I'd like to tie a few!
     
  7. wantwetwitch

    wantwetwitch New Member

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    I will tie some for you.

    Roy
     
  8. EMPyre

    EMPyre Erich with an H -Top Water Soldier-

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    Cool, looks like we're getting some interest. Nick I haven't started the bugs yet just cause I haven't closed the thread for entries yet, but good on you! Once I close it I'll PM the address.

    Hopefully this will fill up this week! 2 slots left for sure! C'mon folks join in!
     
  9. Ron Eagle Elk

    Ron Eagle Elk Active Member

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    6 flies, end of February....Sure, I'm in. 6 Sioux Sunrises, if that's okay.

    REE
     
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    Like to join in, I have a few patterns I've come up with.
     
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    I'm tying a pattern for cutts in the rivers.
     
  12. EMPyre

    EMPyre Erich with an H -Top Water Soldier-

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    Ok looks like we got our 6, I'll close the swap. Everybody get tying!
     
  13. ak_powder_monkey

    ak_powder_monkey Proud to Be Alaskan

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    I'm in with the russian river golden stone
     
  14. EMPyre

    EMPyre Erich with an H -Top Water Soldier-

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    Ok AK, i'll let you sneak in just passed the buzzer! Everybody if you can tie up 7.

    You all should have got a PM with the my address, let me know when the bugs are on the way.
     
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    wantwetwitch New Member

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    Flies sent today;
    Something from across the pond

    reversed parachute emerger size 16
    return SAE & some bucks for postie enclosed



    Roy
     
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    ak_powder_monkey Proud to Be Alaskan

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    flies are done! will send tomorrow
     
  17. EMPyre

    EMPyre Erich with an H -Top Water Soldier-

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    I got the reversed parachutes in the mail yesterday. Thanks. Waiting on the others still.
     
  18. Ron Eagle Elk

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    Erich,

    Fllies go out on Monday, missed the morning mail run today. Hopefully it won't take more than a couple days from Yelm to Bothell.

    REE
     
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    Mine are on the way as well.
     
  20. EMPyre

    EMPyre Erich with an H -Top Water Soldier-

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    RDL & Ron, got your bugs this evening... waiting on a few more folks. I'll get pictures and hopefully send everything out this weekend, if I getthe rest that is. Thanks, they look great, hope you like what I've tied.
     

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