Woolley Bugger Swap - Newbie to Expert Tiers Welcome

Discussion in 'Fly Swaps' started by Ed Call, Feb 19, 2010.

  1. Ed Call Mumbling Moderator

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    Woolley Bugger Swap - Newbie to Expert Tiers Welcome!

    This swap is for the tried and true Woolley Bugger. Found in just about any fly tying guide you'll see. The simplicity of this fly is amazing. The variations are likely infinite. This is NOT a CONTEST so anyone willing to do their best to create a set of flies for the swap that are as close to identical to one another as possible is welcome. Great practice for those learning. Back to Grass roots for those that have been tying for ages. It is cool to be a skilled tyer willing to swap flies with new tyers, a new tyer honing your skills or anything in between. If you are too cool to tie or fish the trusty old woolley bugger then this one is not for you.

    Let's say Fourteen fly tiers. Flies must be in my mailbox no later than March 22nd. When you sign up, please describe the variation of the woolley bugger that you will be tying so that we can attempt to get people with different versions. (Color, wing, hackled, collar, beaded - you get the idea, right?) It can be your standby that keeps the skunk away, lake, river/stream or even beach favorite. Just make sure that when you sign up yours sounds different than everyone elses.

    Respond with I'm IN and what you are in with and I'll add your name and description to the list.
    (Flies must be in my mailbox no later than Monday, March 22nd, 2010. I'll be back from the Hoh Down, depressed that the trip is over and in need to keep busy. I'll photograph the flies, split them up and get them out as soon as possible.)

    Toe tag or eye loop label your flies please.
    Put enough postage on your package so I don't have to pay the postal service postage due.
    Include a self addressed stamped return label. (or make arrangements to meet up and that is cool)
    Contact me with questions, cheap shots, funny jokes or just to shoot the stuff.

    1) Norm Frechette - Purple Crystal Bugger IN HAND
    2) Rob Ast - Thin Mint Bugger IN HAND
    3) Eric Tarcha - Pattern not yet specified IN HAND
    4) NomDeTrout - Black/Orange with Conehead IN HAND
    5) Upsfisher - Standard Olive Woolley Bugger IN HAND
    6) Whit - Rubber Legged Woolley Bugger Mailed
    7) Camo Clad Warrior - "The Fig" woolley bugger IN HAND
    8) Kirk Singleton - Black ESL, griz hackle, rabbit&legs IN HAND
    9) Jesse James - Halloween Bugger - Blk/Or Irredescent IN HAND
    10) Mumbles - I don't know yet, Wine/Black probably IN HAND
    11) Kelvin - Is that a searun woolley bugger IN HAND
    12) Western - Baker's Hole Bugger IN HAND
    13) Steeli - Black/Bloody Bugger IN HAND
    14) Anas - Traditional dubbed two tone body IN HAND

    We are all full up unless you guys want to expand. Tell me soon. Get to tying. If everyone is done and they are in early you'll get to fish them sooner.
  2. Norm Frechette Active Member

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    Norwich, CT
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    i'm in with a purple crystal bugger.

    tail: black marabou
    hackle: black saddle
    body: purple crystal chennile
  3. Rob Ast Active Member

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    West Pugetopolis WA
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    Im in with a thin mint - green/brown/black tail, thin body, silver bead head
  4. Eric Tarcha gear whore

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    Seattle, WA
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  5. NomDeTrout Fly Guy Eat Pie

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    Seattle,WA
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    in with black/orange with conehead

    tail - orange with crystal flash
    body - black
    black saddle
    gold conehead
  6. Bryce Levin previously upsfisher

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    Tacoma, Wa/ Everett, Wa
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    I'm in with a standard olive. Might try something different. Ill keep you updated.
  7. Whit 19D

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    Pullman, WA
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    In with something with some rubber legs added.
  8. Camo Clad Warrior Member

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    Sedro-Woolley,WA
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    I am in with what I call the "fig". I am sure that no one will tie this variation.......
  9. NomDeTrout Fly Guy Eat Pie

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    Seattle,WA
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    I think i got my prototype done. Prety cool! I'm gonna try it out tomorrow on the lake.
  10. Kirk Singleton Capt Kirk

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    Sammamish, WA
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    Ill contribute 10 Yellow yummies
  11. jessejames Flyslinger

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    Show Low, Arizona
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    I will participate in this one if I may.
    My favorite go to fly the halloween bugger!
    Black and orange iridescent chenille black mirabeau
    Blessings
    jesse clark
  12. ansas The Good Ol' Days are Now!

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    Eastern, WA
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    Room for one more?
    EB
  13. steeli Member

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    Seattle, WA
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    County me in, if still room for another... I'd whip up some of my blooded/black buggers...
    Mar 22? not a problem. Just let me know..
  14. Kirk Singleton Capt Kirk

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    Sammamish, WA
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    I ended up tying black ESL with griz hackle, rabbit tail and rubber legs. All done!!!!!!!
  15. jessejames Flyslinger

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    Show Low, Arizona
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    ED,
    How many are we tying it looks like you got two more interested??
    Could you PM me with your home address I got mine almost done.
    Blessings
    jesse
  16. kelvin Active Member

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    is there room?
  17. Ed Call Mumbling Moderator

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    Kelvin, we did fill up fast, let's put it to the tyers. Willing to allow more to enter? If so to what number? Let's hear some input over the next day or two.
  18. Rob Ast Active Member

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    West Pugetopolis WA
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    I have 14 hooks for the pattern I've started, so I'm open for up to 14

    Rob
  19. Kirk Singleton Capt Kirk

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    Sammamish, WA
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    We could do 15 people which would make 14 flies...
  20. jessejames Flyslinger

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    Show Low, Arizona
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    Looks like there is interest the more the merrier up to 15-16???
    Blessings
    jesse