Tax Day 20 and Under Swap

Discussion in 'Fly Swaps' started by Ron Eagle Elk, Mar 9, 2007.

  1. Daryle Holmstrom

    Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    Just got my hooks today Ron, can you send me your magnifier?
     
  2. Ron Eagle Elk

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    Sorry, Daryle, it's in use right now. I'm tying some 4/0 salmon flies. When I get to the 20's I use the magnifyer and a set of mag-eyes together, plus the bi-focals. I think I'm getting old.

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  3. Daryle Holmstrom

    Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    My size 20 minute blood worms are done, I'm going to do a soft hackle next. I can post a pic or do you want to do that?

    Daryle
     
  4. Ron Eagle Elk

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    Daryle, Appreciate the offer, but I'll shoot the pics for the swap.

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  5. Warren Perry

    Warren Perry Grizzly 6

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    Ron,

    Flies are done and in the mail. Please let me know when they arrive.

    Tight Lines

    Warren
     
  6. Ron Eagle Elk

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    Warren, Will do, looking forward to your flies. Always a treat. Bet you even have your taxes filed.

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  7. Daryle Holmstrom

    Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    Going to start my bonus fly tomorrow, what color would you prefer on your soft hackle guys? I'm thinking partridge and orange.

    Daryle
     
  8. Ron Eagle Elk

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    Daryle, as for me, my favorites are partridge and orange or green. either work very well. Eagerly awaiting to see what your using for hackle on those.

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  9. Daryle Holmstrom

    Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    I got the 3x long hooks and I'm going to tackle the hackle issue. LOL

    Daryle
     
  10. Ron Eagle Elk

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    Daryle,

    I've used Partridge aftershaft feathers as hackle on softies down to size 18. Never went to 20 though.

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  11. Daryle Holmstrom

    Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    Couldn't make it work Ron, so I finished up today with something else. They're toe tagged and probably in the mail tomorrow. They're not pretty but might catch a fish. Keep any extras for your trouble.

    Daryle
     
  12. seanengman

    seanengman Trout have no politics

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    I'll get mine off tomorrow. Maybe today if I am really ambitious.
     
  13. Ron Eagle Elk

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    Looks like Warren Perry gets the Early Bird Award. His fine looking flies arrived today. At least the box did. Had to get a magnet to be sure there were flies in there. Man they are little. Great job, Warren.

    Looking forwrd to seeing(?) the rest of these flies.

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  14. Ron Eagle Elk

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    Daryle, your in at number two. Your flies arrived today, safe and sound. Nice looking flies, my friend.
     
  15. Ron Eagle Elk

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    seanengman,

    Your toe tags arrived today. There's something shiny on one end, are those the flies? Just kidding, nice pattern and well tied.

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  16. Ned Wright

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    Half done with these damn little f******! Also tied some size 26 for the swapmiester, just to see if I could. Wheew...or crap, where did they go!

    All I could think while I was doing them was in the tune of Jeff Foxworthy:
    "You may be a redneck if,,," example: "You know the flies you are tying are too small if,,, the single strand of peacock herl makes the body look to thick, ." or "You know the flies you are tying are too small if,,,, you are counting tread wraps."

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  17. Ron Eagle Elk

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    Ned, what? You mean to say you don't count thread wraps on all your flies? Shame! Dang, it's a good thing VEE is 11 years younger than me. She can tie those size 26's on my tippet for me. Lessee, that means I gotta catch a 26 inch fish on those 26's to be in the 26/26 club. I'm in the 20/20 and 22/22 clubs. may take some work to make that new one.

    Looking forwrad to seeing your flies, Ned.

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  18. Daryle Holmstrom

    Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    I want to know how many times you broke thread and started all over again. Me about eight times.

    Daryle
     
  19. Ron Eagle Elk

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    Daryle, using up my supply of Gudebrod 10/0 results in zero thread breaks. Good strength for it's size and lays flat. Too bad it's not being made anymore.

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  20. Ned Wright

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    I broke plenty of thread. Once I broke just as I was getting ready to whip finish. I swear it took me ten minutes of proding with a needle just to get the thing unwrapped and back to a place where I could get new thread in. The damn little thing was practically finished and tight enough I could have just trimmed and it probably would have been fishable.

    Ron: 26/26!!! Crap... I am still trying to join the 14/14 club...

    Ned
     

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