Swap Chironomid & Catch

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Curtis King, Mar 7, 2006.

  1. James Mello

    James Mello Inventor of the "closed eye conjecture"

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    Just as a heads up. I didn't bring the flies with me to work, so I'll have to get them tonite and send them via USPS tommorow. Sorry to miss the deadline! :(
     
  2. Rory McMahon

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    Ill have them in the mail tommorow. I think the deadline IS tommorow so i dont think your late James. I could be wrong though.
     
  3. Curtis King

    Curtis King Fish Magnet

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    :) I called the Trout hotline and the big brown trout said in the mail by tomorrow is OK. He just wanted you to remember that his constituents were hungry and waiting for the bugs.

    :beer2:
     
  4. Rory McMahon

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    ok, mine are officially in the mail.
     
  5. James Mello

    James Mello Inventor of the "closed eye conjecture"

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    In the mail... Return postages will come in a seperate envelope. I forgot to put the 8 quarters in the box before I sent it in.

    -- Cheers
    -- James
     
  6. tythetier

    tythetier Fish Slayer

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    Did you get mine yet?? I have not been online for a week. PC caught a virus that shut down..get this.. McAfee Virus Scan. Removed necesary components or somthing like that. Technology sucks!!! Let me know when mine get there.

    Thanks,
    Ty
     
  7. Curtis King

    Curtis King Fish Magnet

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    :thumb: Yep. The last two sets are headed my way. I should be able to send them out the packs week.

    Can't wait to fish them. They all look tasty. :eek:
     
  8. Curtis King

    Curtis King Fish Magnet

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    :ray1: It's official. All the Chirono's are in. I will send them out tomorrow. Take a peek at the lineup (there are seven in the photo bacause Wayne provided two colors for each of us, thanks Wayne). Don't forget the Catch part. Please send me your catch (or fish) stats by May 14th.

    Tight Lines Everybody !!!
     
  9. Rory McMahon

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    Wow, everyone used beadheads(except me), so either mine is gonna kill with the catching part, or its gonna suck horribly.
     
  10. James Mello

    James Mello Inventor of the "closed eye conjecture"

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    The most interesting thing to me is the fact that we all seemed to use size 14 hooks!
     
  11. Nick Riggs

    Nick Riggs I've been known to fish from time to time...

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    I actually used a size 16 hook.
     
  12. tythetier

    tythetier Fish Slayer

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    They look great guys!! Cant wait to fish them! Good job by all! I am so stoked about being in my first swap.

    Once again, the pattern I used makes a great river pattern as well as a lake. Give it a shot on a piece of freestone pocket water. The Whitefish in Oregon love this thing. I swear I had what could of been the Oregon state Whitefish record with one of these.

    If you guys want the recipe, but cant read the tow tags I used, let me know and I will post it up. I tried to type it out, but that didnt work so I wound up hand writing them.

    As for the size thing, we must all know our stuff. I read somwhere that Chironomids are all pretty close to the same size in a given geographic area, with the larger ones the further north you live. So if we lived in AZ, we would of all tied them on like, size 22 :eek:

    Any ways back to my can o' Ra...Shit!!!Linda nearly burned down the apartment!!! Pan of oil caught fire and she flung the lid across the kitchen and it landed right behind me!!:eek: Also if you have a grease fire be shure you grab the baking soda and NOT the corn starch. The hair on my arm was just starting to grow back too! :beathead: Ohh well no harm, just have to freeze our asses off for the next couple hours while we air out the apartment.


    Now back to my trusty can of Rainier (which I grabbed in this whole mess) :thumb: :beer1: :beer1: :beer1: :beer2: ,

    Ty
     
  13. Nick Riggs

    Nick Riggs I've been known to fish from time to time...

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    I got my flies today and all I can say is, top notch. All of them are amazing, I am practically dying because the westside lakes don't open until the 29th, every one of these patterns looks so good I am certain they will catch hogs, uh... I mean fish. great job.

    P.S. Extra thanks to SpeyFlies2 for hosting this swap.

    P.P.S. Extra thanks to Wayne also for the little bonus.
     
  14. Rory McMahon

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    I have a report on all the chironomids but unfortunately, they all caught nothing. All do the same thing next time i go fishing and hopefully have a meamingful report.
     
  15. Curtis King

    Curtis King Fish Magnet

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    Yeah, I tried Lenice yesterday but got blown off. Never got to give them a fair shake. bawling: