Puget sound "stinger" clouser swap

Discussion in 'Fly Swaps' started by Pat Lat, May 30, 2014.

  1. If the due date is mid July or later I'm in.
  2. Pat Lat

    Pat Lat Mad Flyentist

    well even though thats not really a good sign, i'll put your name down anyway.:)
    and yes mid july or later is the expected ETA
  3. Ha! Yeah I guess that didn't sound very good did it. I'm good for mid July or later. Just super busy at the moment and for the next 2-3 weeks is all. Pumped to tie of some stingers though.
  4. Pat Lat

    Pat Lat Mad Flyentist

    I always like to do all the stingers and eyes one night, then I have them all ready the next night to clouser. I can usually crank out a dozen or so in a couple evenings. Maybe that will help in your situation.

    Can't wait to see them all.
  5. Alexander

    Alexander Fishon

    Ok, real quick, what do you guys use for the stinger line?
  6. Good idea. I think I'll try to assembly line em and crank them out over two or three days. Sounds easy enough.

    Do we need to call dibs on colors? Not that having a dozen chartreuse stingin clousers would be a bad thing.
  7. Pat Lat

    Pat Lat Mad Flyentist

    Good call, Ill start with green over chartreuse, but having a few people tying the more popular color combos is just fine with me
    And I've been using mono, 15lb amnesia, super solid. I also tend to stay away from wire on the beach, barnacles tend to tear it up fast. Maybe ok for boat fishing. Some forum members use super heavy braid, like 60lb plus powerpro so its a bit stiffer.
  8. I was thinking the classics white over chartreuse or white over pink. Can't decide.
  9. Rob Ast

    Rob Ast Active Member

    I am doing a mixed upper with chartreuse/blue/purple over white. There will be a custom touch or two to the construction. I use fire wire for my stingers.
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  10. Eyejuggler

    Eyejuggler Beech Nut

    Any room left? I will fill the last spot if thats cool :)

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  11. Pat Lat

    Pat Lat Mad Flyentist

    Alright Eyejuggler, that'll do it.

    Swap is now closed, I will start a pm thread soon for all involved.
    Now start tying!
  12. pbunbury

    pbunbury Tights Lines

    Just curious if this is a complete free for all, or if we're trying to avoid duplicate color combos/styles?

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  13. Alexander

    Alexander Fishon

    I vote free for all since I still haven't made up my mind! ;). Also, IMHO, it wouldn't hurt to have more than one of the same color. At least not for me as I generally only tie flies before I go fishing. My days of fly tying for the simple enjoyment of it are gone...rod building and experimentation on scrap blanks takes up my time now. ;).

    Also, for the more seasoned beach coho guys out there it may help to list a variety of combo colors that you know will work, besides the chartreuse, pink and blue colors. This way it may help some of the less experienced coho beach fly fishermen and keep us from tying up some junk that will never get fished... Just a thought.

    I've wanted to tie up a white/silver/black one but partially because I'm curious, I don't want to punish you all with my curiosity by tying an in effective fly color combo. The reason for my tying it is because that pattern is what I was fishing when fishing for Lings and then a Seal took it - my conclusion is that the seal mistook it for a herring. Coho like herring. ;)(of course it won't be a 7-8" fly! ;))

    Am I on the right track here?
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  14. This would be helpful to me. Otherwise, I'll stick to the chartruese/pink.

    Sounds like a cool fly. It's got me curious as well.
  15. Blake Harmon

    Blake Harmon Active Member

    Im doing about 4 dozen chartruese and pink... Its all I fish so thats what everybody is gonna get from me.
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  16. Alexander

    Alexander Fishon

    It will kind of look like the one in the pic at the link bellow, but obviously Clouser style with stinger. But yeah, the Seal swiped that very fly. Yesterday as I was digging around on the interwebs, I saw a similar patterned fly and the guy writing the blog said it was a good Ling fly to have...and that other sea creatures would dig it. (I unknowingly tied it before I even knew about it simply because I thought it looked "bait fishy").

  17. porterHause

    porterHause Just call me Jon

    All done. Sorry, no chartreuse...so I don't think they'll work.

  18. stilly stalker

    stilly stalker Tuna sniffer

    those will work great!
  19. Eyejuggler

    Eyejuggler Beech Nut

    Those look great Jon! I applaud the epoxy on the body for durability, I totally do the same thing!
    I am still making mock ups, trying to perfect materials and color.
    Looking forward to seeing these!
  20. porterHause

    porterHause Just call me Jon

    Oh I know...I was just playin'. :D I find other combos to be more productive than pink/chart...

    This is UV cerise over UV fire orange...body wrapped in pink braid and coated in CCG Hydro. Real Eyez 3/16 to get jiggy. You can't really see it, but they have a fire orange throat/gill as well.