Caddis Fly Swap

Discussion in 'Fly Swaps' started by steeli, Jun 5, 2007.

  1. obiwankanobi

    obiwankanobi Active Member

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    Got em tied and fried..........I will send them off next week!!
     
  2. steeli

    steeli Member

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    Great, obiwankanobi
    You all should have got my details-PM awhile back; deadline is July 10.
    Haven't heard from you P-FITZ98. Thoughts on what you're tying up?
    I've got my first pattern a pupa-emerger done, starting on the second this weekend.

    Looks like most rivers just starting to drop into good flows...
    Tight lines.
     
  3. P-FITZ98

    P-FITZ98 Member

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    I already tied some emergers, but it seems like alot of people are too.I might do something different this weekend.Just had like 90% of my reels ripped of, and 2 rods,and a bunch of other shit, been bumming.It will be a surprise,but Im in.
     
  4. steeli

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    So far I've received Monkey Salad fox's pupa and a kennebec caddis; nice ties and very good labeling information included.
    I've got my two fly patterns tied and ready to go.

    Bummer about your misfortunes P-FITZ98. Over the years I've lost a couple hand tied fly boxes packed full of flies; very painful. Robbery...that's even tougher.

    If I receive all the patterns by the 10th I should have them mailed out that week, otherwise I'll give an update.
     
  5. obiwankanobi

    obiwankanobi Active Member

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    So this has been a big delay on my part..I will send them at the latest by Sat. Sorry all work has been busy!!
     
  6. P-FITZ98

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    Ill get mine in the mail in the next couple of days.Sorry, but Ive been like a one legged man in an ass kickin contest lately.Ive had the ties done for awhile, but yall know how it goes sometimes.
     
  7. obiwankanobi

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    FYI in order for me to get these out tomorrow, I tied two versions of a caddis steelhead pattern. One is a "bastard spey" like fly that is a hot summer and fall steelhead fly. The other is a skater tied in a similar fashion but will skate across the surface like a October caddis or salmonfly depositing eggs. This was a invention on the vice tonight, so it is up to all of you to test it. I apologize to all trouters, hoping to stock up. I couldn't find size 14-16 dry fly hooks, which would have been a Sat trip to Kaufman's so to get these out, I went with steelie patterns. As of tomorrow they are in the mail!! FINALLY, I know!!! Now onto tying clousers!!!!
     
  8. Jake Smulkowski

    Jake Smulkowski Throwing hoppers into baetis falls

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    So, who is the asshole holding up the swap now? (Jake raises hand). Sorry - had a family emergency - one pattern tied, the other will be done tonight and sent out tomorrow.
     
  9. Be Jofus G

    Be Jofus G Banned or Parked

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    Just finished mine Will be in the mail tomorrow.

    I tied up a pair of Midways for everyone one legless and one with legs
    hook: TAR: 2457HBN Size 16
    Body: Light hares ear
    Abdomen: Dark Hares ear
    Wing: Light Deer hair
    Legs: Natural Mallard Flank *
    Shuck: White McFlylon (Use a sharpie to match whatever shuck color you want I usually just leave them white)

    I'm really sorry I'm late guys. I threw a set of RW's in there for ya'll and a few OSs in there for the miester.
    :beer2:
     
  10. P-FITZ98

    P-FITZ98 Member

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    I put mine in the mail today. Sorry for any inconvenience.
     
  11. steeli

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    So far I've received 5 of 7 ties here. I can tell some of these are flying pretty far via postal.
    Be Jofus G, sounds like yours should arrive anytime. James St. Clair, are yours in the mail? Haven't heard from ya.
    I hope to have them all packaged and shipped back by early next week. Great looking flies and thanks for including a couple bucks for return postage.
     
  12. P-FITZ98

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    How is the swap going, Steeli?.
     
  13. obiwankanobi

    obiwankanobi Active Member

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    Steeli,

    I will put the $2.00 in an envelope tomorrow. I didn't have the cash then. FYI
     
  14. steeli

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    7/19 a.m. Still waiting for flies from Be Jofus G and James St. Clair. Please get back regarding your status; will send another PM reminder to them.
    If not received, what do you guys want to do? Wait a little longer or set a date to pull the plug? I'm pretty busy the next couple weeks but can package and ship out what we've got either this weekend 7/21 or next 7/28. I'd just return the extras to the original fly tier.
    Mid summer can get pretty busy for everyone;:beathead: unless the rest of ya are real anxious to whip around these caddis bugs I suggest waiting until the 28th; then close the door and get them mailed out.
     
  15. Be Jofus G

    Be Jofus G Banned or Parked

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    They should be there. I'll check with the boss when I get home and make sure they're not still sitting on the front seat of her truck. :beathead: If they are, I'll overnight them. :beathead: