Swap 2x6 swap - Alpine Lake Swap

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Wildlander, May 8, 2005.

  1. Wildlander

    Wildlander Banned or Parked

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    First six tiers. We each tie a dozen. Each person gets 2 of each pattern.

    This is for the alpine lake fisherman!

    Wet, Dry or Nymph.

    -Ken
     
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    What kind of time frame are you wanting to persue? I'm already tying for 2 swaps. Would like to join if the date isn't too soon.
     
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    Wildlander Banned or Parked

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    I'd like to have the flies done by June when the high lakes start to open. Most of my free time will be on the trail and fishing after that. But I can hold off on the delivery until mid June or so.

    -Ken
     
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    mr trout Trevor Hutton

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    I'm in... I love getting up there away from everybody except a good hiking buddy. It's good to know there are still a few "secret" spots out there!
     
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    I'd be interested if you made the tie date like the 15th of June or so. Otherwise I don't think I have time.

    Matt
     
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    Wildlander Banned or Parked

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    15th of June it is.

    Can you have them to me by then?
     
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    Sure, not a problem...I'll probably tie a mosquito I guess, unless you guys have another suggestion :thumb:
     
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    Still open? I'll go for a nice-n' easy Griffiths Gnat if there's room.
     
  9. Wildlander

    Wildlander Banned or Parked

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    So far I have the following:

    cmtundra
    Icanfly
    Wildlander (me)
    mr Trout
    Fly'ndutchman

    Room for one more but will take a backup or two if one of the above opt out.

    I will be tying a yellow caddis pupa emerger #16. They were found up on Wildcat Lakes (beyond Snow and Gem Lakes) in July and have seen them elsewhere. The trout were loaded with them too. Not very common, I always keep a few in the box for such times.

    -Ken
     
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    When I think Alpine Lakes, I think simple, old fashion, dry flies. Always had a Grey Hackle in my fly box as a kid. Simple red hackle tail, peacock herl body and a grizzly hackle. Does this sound alright? I'll do them in size 16.
     
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    mr trout Trevor Hutton

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    I love stripping (flies...usually) in the high lakes. I will tie a bugger variant of mine, and probably some sort of "get-your-attention" nymph...or maybe just a brown one that really works well in a lot of spots...we'll see.
     
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    mr trout Trevor Hutton

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    I hope we can get one more...I got bored and got all mine tied up...
    If not, I guess I don't have to worry about tying replacements for a while!

    Come on somebody... Cowboy up and git tyin'! :thumb:

    - Trevor
     
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    I am in if its still open.
     
  14. Wildlander

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    Let's go for it. This is my first time doing the swap, so I assume flies and addresses come to me and then go out to the recipients. Let me know if it works differently. In any event, please send privately to ken@wildlanders.com.

    Will plan to have the flies sent out by the end of the month.

    If others want to join, give me a hollar. I have not heard back from at least one person so there may still be a slot.

    -Ken
     
  15. Wildlander

    Wildlander Banned or Parked

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    Opps. As per the post above, IcanFly needs until the 15th so will that is the distribution date for the flies.

    -Ken