Simple but effective fly swap

Discussion in 'Fly Swaps' started by Kent Lufkin, Feb 2, 2008.

  1. Warren Perry

    Warren Perry Grizzly 6

    Kent,

    Flies go out in this morning's mail. Please let me know when you get them

    Warren
     
  2. WOW! That was quick, Warren.
     
  3. mozart

    mozart Chris

    Always has to be one that shows the rest of us up! :D
     
  4. seanengman

    seanengman Trout have no politics

    I have a neat bunnly leach that does really good on those desert creek fish.
     
  5. Kent Lufkin

    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

    Perfect!

    K
     
  6. I understand those desert creek fish can be really particular, so you're going to have to tell us exactly where that desert creek is that this particular fly will work!
     
  7. seanengman

    seanengman Trout have no politics

    Tell you what, I will show you a nice section of creek in exchange for a spey rod! BTW Flies are done and in the mail.
     
  8. Kent Lufkin

    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

    Two tyers have already finished up and mailed their flies? This is an awesome group indeed!

    K
     
  9. steve s

    steve s Member

    I'll be tying a quill body dun.
     
  10. Kent Lufkin

    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

    The mailman left me a box full of Warren Perry's beautiful Otter Creek Candy Cane nymphs today. Hard to believe they're tied from only three materials.

    Who's next?

    K
     
  11. Daryle Holmstrom

    Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

    Kent, do lead eyes count as a material?

    Daryle
     
  12. Kent Lufkin

    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

    Yes. Anything beyond the hook and thread is a material.

    If your pattern requires any kind of weight such as lead eyes, a bead head, or wrapped lead wire, you've got two materials left for the rest of the fly.

    K
     
  13. Daryle Holmstrom

    Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

    Is there a fudge factor?

    Daryle
     
  14. Kent Lufkin

    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

    What's it worth to you? :cool:

    Seriously, we all can and do tie 4- and 5-ingredient flies all day long. The challenge in this swap was summarized nicely in Richard Olmstead's original thread in which he questioned whether or not more complicated flies result in greater fishing success. I was surprised by how many respondents beside myself agreed that more complicated patterns aren't always more productive.

    Let's stick with the original challenge and see what everyone has found works but take three or fewer materials to tie.

    K
     
  15. Daryle Holmstrom

    Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

    I can do it, I can do it. ;)

    Daryle
     
  16. Kent Lufkin

    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

    I know you can. :thumb:

    K
     
  17. Sent mine out this afternoon.
     
  18. Sourdoughs

    Sourdoughs -Marc Chapman, icthyoantagonist

    Mine are done and will be in the mail Monday morning.
     
  19. I dropped mine in the mail this a.m.
    Dick
     
  20. Kent Lufkin

    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

    Thanks all. I got Sean Engman's sweet bunny leeches in Saturday's mail. I'll post a detailed update when I receive the next round of flies.

    K