I'm tying my Buzztail Chironomid, a pattern I devised to match the prolific emergences on Squalicum Lake, after conventional dries frequently left me frustrated and fishless. The plastic strip "shuck" makes a buzzing sound when being false-cast, hence the name.
Jadon, how many swappers are committed -- or is the number going to keep rising until Aug. 15th? (If so, I'll just keep tying 'em until then.)
The buzz tail sounds like a cool bug! I think we will wait until about the 10th of Aug. to finalize the numbers or until we get to 12 tiers. That way we have time to tie them up. It also sounds like several guys will be coming without flies so feel free to bring extras to trade for beer :beer1tyd
Ok guys, the date for the swap is approaching...please let me know your status so I can stop worrying about things. The Fly Swap Directions say that I need to keep bugging you all until I know what is going on but I don't like to do that. Looking forward to the swap!
Wish the timing would be good to meet the Bellingham/Mt. Vernon contingent DH, but generally I'm not in the 542 East area unless there is fresh powder to be poached in the Shuksan/Baker area. I hope that there will be lots of photos of the gathering and flies.
By the way, I was looking at some of the flies I've got in past swaps and there are a few in there from DH that still just amaze me!