Swap 2013 Crane fly Swap

Pat Lat

Mad Flyentist
#36
good ol swiss straw my friend. some of my favorite material, got it at patricks. Its somewhat fragile so I think Im gonna double it up just incase they get chewed up.

By the way, 6 tyers=5 flies right? so should we just double up to 10 flies and each get 2 flies of each pattern?
 

steeli

Active Member
#37
I'm still working on my final pattern and scoured a couple fly shops over the weekend for a material.
Found it on line so this weekend should be cranking them out. Will need the Feb 2 deadline to complete.
If others want two each, I could go with it. I'd likely have two different patterns not two the same.
 

Pat Lat

Mad Flyentist
#38
One set down, I tied them with the elk hair wing, it helps the fly stay upright since it is tied USD.
I still want to know what the concensus is on the ammount of flies/patterns everyone is sending in, If we want to do two patterns I will have to do some experimenting to make a pattern that is swap worthy, If not I can whip up 5 more of the same in a night.

On a side note, I have seen flies that look like craneflies on some mountain streams last summer, only they were a pale green, has anyone else seen flies like this?
 

Pat Lat

Mad Flyentist
#40
ya it is, I was just wondering if we were gonna tie up two for each person, also trying to weasle a few more flies out of you guys.;)
 

riseform

Active Member
#41
Great looking flies! I've been away chasing humuhumunukunukuapua'a but I'm glad to see things are rolling along nicely.

Tie as many flies or patterns as you desire and I will distribute them fairly. No one is required to do more than one pattern or fly per participant, particularly if it is a time consuming tie.

As the host of what turned out to be a small swap, I still plan to submit several patterns to keep things interesting. Two of them are essentially done. I really like the Oliver Edwards fly that Ron posted over the holidays and may try to duplicate that as a third.
 

riseform

Active Member
#43
Just wanted to remind people we are down to just under two weeks. I'm still waiting on materials for the Oliver Edwards fly (legs) I ordered before the holidays. If they don't make it, I'll come up with something else. The other two patterns are complete.

Had to improvise while tying away from home this weekend...forgot my hair stacker.
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steeli

Active Member
#44
Just wanted to remind people we are down to just under two weeks. I'm still waiting on materials for the Oliver Edwards fly (legs) I ordered before the holidays. If they don't make it, I'll come up with something else. The other two patterns are complete.

Had to improvise while tying away from home this weekend...forgot my hair stacker.
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I have a similar situation for ordered supplies a couple weeks ago. Company took my money now doesn't reply. Their 888 number just has a repeated answering service message saying 'customer service is not available'.....not a good sign..next will be contacting my credit card company. I'll get a different pattern done this coming weekend; half way through...not what I wanted to send but still it's an effective skating fly...