Tube Fly Swap?

Discussion in 'Fly Swaps' started by andrew, Jul 21, 2004.

  1. andrew Active Member

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    I'll step up to the plate and host a swap if anyone would be interested in a tube fly swap? It can be either 'open' or 'closed' with regards to target fish/fresh or salt.

    Let me know!

    Andrew
  2. Jerry Daschofsky Moderator

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    I'd be game. Let me know, I'll make some steelheading tubes.
  3. Philster New Member

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    I'd be down for it. Seahabit that'll hold a size 4 to size 2/0. Very versatile.
  4. ibn Moderator

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    I'm in, I'll be tying a nameless lingcod fly.

    -I
  5. metalhead New Member

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    got any pics and tying instructions of the sea habit tube you could post as i am looking for a good herring pattern.thanks.
  6. andrew Active Member

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    Ok...so far we have a total of 5

    Me
    Metalhead
    Ibn
    Philster
    Steelheader69

    Swap is: any pattern for either salt or fresh, weighted or not, due in three weeks on Friday the 13th :thumb

    I'll close the swap by the end of today (5:00 pm) just in case we gain the intrest of a few others.



    Andrew
  7. Lambchop New Member

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    Count me in. Not sure of the pattern just yet.
  8. Philster New Member

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    I don't tie a skinny "sea habit tube" fly as trey combs does, I tie a "sea habit" on a tube. I'll post instructions when I have more time. Basically the body is small bunch of bucktail, small bunch of flashabou, small bunch of fish hair, repeat until you have the profile you want. Then apply fairly thick shoulders of white bucktail on the side, with some silver crystal flash over it. Now apply some crystal flash over the top, with the grey back I like I use grey ghost crystal flash, some grey fish hair, a little grey bucktail and then some peacock herl. Now just do the head. It's faster than it sounds:rolleyes
  9. andrew Active Member

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    Swap closed with:

    Me
    Metalhead
    Ibn
    Philster
    Steelheader69
    Lambchop


    Since there are only 6 do we want to tie two each? Same pattern or two completely different? Flies due Friday the 13th of August...


    Send flies to:

    Andrew Krzysiek
    1464 Iron St.
    Bellingham, WA 98225
  10. Philster New Member

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    I vote one fly
  11. soccerstud New Member

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    what are tube flies?
  12. andrew Active Member

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    A fly that is tied on an 1/8" outside diameter (typically) tube that is either plastic, copper, aluminum...or some kind of tubing. On the hook end there is a piece of soft tubing that the hook slides into, or the hook can be "keyholed" into the hard plastic.

    Basically a tube fly allows you to release a fish easier since the tube can be slid out of the way. Change hooks when they dull. Fish hooks other than stainless steel in salt since it doesn't matter because the fly is not tied onto the hook. Just a few benefits.

    Other than that it is different...a change...another doo dad to purchase :thumb
  13. ibn Moderator

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    Are we doing 1 or 2 flies each? Due date is august 13th right, next week?

    -I
  14. Jerry Daschofsky Moderator

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    Yeah, what is the consensus? One or two? Thanks.
  15. Brian Simonseth Banned or Parked

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    Andrew got room for one more?
    :)
  16. Philster New Member

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    IF it's more than one fly count me out. My dad just underwent emergency bypass surgery, and I don't have time for more. I just had to cancel my Baja plans. Hopefully it will be a good salmon year...
  17. andrew Active Member

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    Sorry guys for the late reply, one is the final concensus.

    Also, as you may have noticed Homer2Handed wants in...so I'll leave it up to you guys to decide if one for fly is alright? It's fine by me.

    Philster, sorry to hear about your father, if you don't have time I'll cover for you...let me know?

    Andrew.
  18. ibn Moderator

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    The more the merrier. How many flies total are we doing then? 6, 7?

    -I
  19. Philster New Member

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    Thanks andrew, but I already had 4 done, so I should have no trouble covering. Pops is tough. He "arrested" on the table when they were preping him, but he pulled through, and two days later has moved out of ICU into the transition ward and is sitting in a chair. Tough bastich!
  20. andrew Active Member

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    Ok...I guess we need a decision...Homer2Handed can join the swap I'll tie up extras incase we don't have 49 flies on "divvy up day".

    Final swapers are:

    Me
    Metalhead
    Ibn
    Philster
    Steelheader69
    Lambchop
    Homer2Handed

    Due on the 13th of August, I'll be nice...flies go out so people have "ammo" for the following weekend...so that actually gives you until Monday the 16th to put them in the mail.

    Mail to:

    Andrew Krzysiek
    1464 Iron Street
    Bellingham, WA 98225