Spey and Dee fly swap

Discussion in 'Fly Swaps' started by Borderfly, Nov 6, 2009.

  1. Borderfly New Member

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    Grand Rapids, Michigan
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    I asked to see if there was any swaps going on and I had a couple of people interested in a swap.

    I would love to run one on classic Spey and Dee flies if interested.

    I will take the first 10 tiers and start as soon as it fills, I would say 8 weeks to finish shorter if that what you think we should do.

    Thoughts anyone, comments any other fly suggestions, I am open to almost everything.

    Borderfly
  2. Chris Johnson Member: Native Fish Society

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    Bellingham Wa.
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    I'm in BorderFly, I love speys and dees
  3. Borderfly New Member

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    Grand Rapids, Michigan
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    Cool, that's one-9 more to go!

    Welcome chris, I love tying them myself, hope we get more.

    Borderfly
  4. Eric Tarcha gear whore

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    Seattle, WA
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  5. slippery_whippet Member

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    Sedro Woolley, WA
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    OK I'm in too, but I want it understood that field is still split 50/50 between MI and WA tiers as I moved out here from MI just a few years ago and I still go back when I can to flyfish! :thumb:
  6. Borderfly New Member

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    Grand Rapids, Michigan
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    These are classic spey and dee, I'll save the egg sucking leach tie fest for later. :D

    We are starting to see the light out here in MI.:p

    Borderfly
  7. Trevor Thorp Happy to be home in the NW

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    Fall City, Washington
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    I'm in and happy to be out of MI.
  8. slippery_whippet Member

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    Sedro Woolley, WA
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    OK I'll admit I'm happy to be out of the frozen tundra during most of the winter.
    Flies don't work so well when ice fishing inside the shack.... :clown:
  9. Borderfly New Member

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    Grand Rapids, Michigan
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    Trying to get out myself, things around here are not to good. I will be out within a year,any good spots that you can think of?

    Fishings still good!

    Borderfly
  10. Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    Mount Vernon, WA
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    If 8 weeks I'm in, where do you get some premium flank?
  11. Whit 19D

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    Pullman, WA
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    Ok... so I don't know anything about this style of fly, but I am in if you want a newbie... I will research some patterns
  12. Eric Tarcha gear whore

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    Seattle, WA
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    MI transplant here as well! love it! spent lots of time on the Betsie, PM, Pine and Big Manistee. Much harder to catch the SH here than there thats for sure!
  13. Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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  14. Borderfly New Member

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    Grand Rapids, Michigan
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    Eric,

    I also spend much time on those rivers as well, my home river is the Muskegon and it is filled with steelhead right now. Wish I did not ave to work, off to Columbia tonight for a few exciting days, not sure what to expect in that part of the world.:confused:

    You guys have plenty of great fly shops around you that you can get the materials that you need, BEP, bronze mallard, schlappen and that sort, beware though the BEP is not cheap.bawling:

    We just need a few more and we are set, if we do not get 10 by next week then we can stick with 7 I guess.

    Borderfly
  15. Clint F Fly Fishing Youth

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    Port Orchard,WA
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    I would like to join this swap. I have a spey/dee variation freight train or coal car (havnt decided which) that I think everyone would like. Let me know if it works for you.

    Clint
  16. Eric Tarcha gear whore

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    I actually bought a BEP skin last year and have not used it all that much. I will be using it for this swap though!
  17. Ed Call Mumbling Moderator

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    Kitsap Peninsula
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    I would not mind joining. I've never tied any speys but recently became the proud owner of a full set of first quality speys to attempt to replicate. I'll leave it to the members and swapmeister to punch my ticket or punch me out.
  18. Eric Tarcha gear whore

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    Ed, If my opinion counts for anything (usually no...) I would love for you to join. your chum flies were great btw, and actually your precious variant could be considered a spey style fly so you are well on your way!
  19. Ed Call Mumbling Moderator

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    Thanks Eric. I appreciate the feedback on flies I've tied. On occasion I've even seen one hanging from the mouth of a feisty fish.
  20. Eric Tarcha gear whore

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    LOL!! hopefully more often than the occasional occurrence!