Swap Holiday stress removing steelhead swap

James Mello

Inventor of the "closed eye conjecture"
#91
So I'm actually in a position where I need to change the pattern I'm going to tie. I picked a *very* ambition (for me pattern) and to be honest, I'm not getting the results I want out of it. Right now I'm tying like 3 or 4 for everyone I feel is good enough to go out, and they take like 15 minutes each. Since this is supposed to be stress reducing, I'll have to swallow my pride and instead ship in something easier. I'll instead be sending out some articulated purple rabbit strip leeches. Sorry for the short notice, and hopefully this doesn't piss anyone off!

-- Cheers
-- James


Davy said:
Here's what's done and not done as of todays (1/10) mail=

Still have five left to get in- plenty of time:thumb: even the end of next week will work since I won't be dancin for a few days

thanks guys





1. Stephen Forrest IN

2.SpokaneFisherman -- In

3.Banzai--- In

4.REE - In

5.Warren Perry -- In

6.derbyshc -- just got em

7.mike doughty -- IN

8.James Mello

9. Romko- - IN

10. Davy - in

11. John Hicks -- IN

12. Hedburner

13. flybill

14.Wayne Jordan-- In

15. Tucker h

16. steve s
 

Davy

Active Member
#92
LOL James- no worries- hope you have set up your complaint division to handle all our complaints. We are reely gonna be pissed. Not really but I "was" gonna tye 15 Green Highlanders but instead did the L Practitioners.

Can't wait to see your flies- Can I help offline with your tying issue? If I can I would offer to. Course it will have to wait a week or two.

You have plenty of time if you want to finish the others James- even the end of next week will work- givin my issue.

thanks !
 

James Mello

Inventor of the "closed eye conjecture"
#93
Davy said:
LOL James- no worries- hope you have set up your complaint division to handle all our complaints. We are reely gonna be pissed. Not really but I "was" gonna tye 15 Green Highlanders but instead did the L Practitioners.

Can't wait to see your flies- Can I help offline with your tying issue? If I can I would offer to. Course it will have to wait a week or two.

You have plenty of time if you want to finish the others James- even the end of next week will work- givin my issue.

thanks !
Well, I *think* I may have it licked... I dreamt about how the hackle was laying down and such and I may have a solution. Mostly I think the hackle I'm using is both too long and too stiff. Also, I've been tying from the bend in the hook to the eye, when in fact I think I should be doing it bugger style and tie from the front to the back. I'll try to tie a few more tonite, and if it doesn't work, I'll move on to the leeches. Those guys are like 5 minute flies so I can bang out quite a few in an hour or two....
 

Davy

Active Member
#94
James Mello said:
Mostly I think the hackle I'm using is both too long and too stiff. .
Can hackle be too long for steelhead flies?????, hmmmmm:p :rofl: I will ponder that


SO if anyone askes any questions the next 4 or 5 days, hopefully others can answer-I will be off here for atleast that amount of time- take care and thanks again for patience.
ptyd
 

John Hicks

Owner and operator of Sea Run Pursuits
#96
James you ignorant A#$%ole. I'm so mad right now I could scream!!! Just kidding Rock on dude send the ones you can tie and I'll school you when I get out there next month.
 

hedburner

Active Member
#97
Put mine in the mail today, and a couple of extras for the swap dealer. You think it would'nt be that hard to find a suitable container to ship them out in. Well I looked all over for a plain simple plastic box with no compartments. Tried a couple of hardware stores, some dollar stores, even went to wal-mart. I found something, not exactly my first choice, but it worked, and I'm sure it'll come in handy later.
 

Davy

Active Member
Hey gang- doc did good

Home alive and mending, minimal complications so all is well,, even had a light cocktail last night,,,things gotta be lookin up.

Steve, Tucker- got your flies, two thumbs!

Still three out- James will be a couple ore days since he decided to finish the more dificult patterns he wanted to dress for us.

Wife has Thursday off and she says we can start sortin and takin pics then. Hopefully all will be in then.

No worries on anything- if you forgot the toes tags or the right shipping whatevers it will all be taken care of. Ya'll done good on this thing, and the swap looks good. Wait till you see em',,,,mmm.mmm.mmmm. TASTY !!!!

We're gonna spread all the flies ,containers and envelopes out on the bed and sort Thursday.
Can anyone think of anything better to do on the bed on your 20th Anniversary? Wife is real happy, LMAO

thanks for the patience all!
 
Davy said:
We're gonna spread all the flies ,containers and envelopes out on the bed and sort Thursday.
Can anyone think of anything better to do on the bed on your 20th Anniversary? Wife is real happy, LMAO

thanks for the patience all!
You've got a whole house davy for anything but flies;)
 

Davy

Active Member
Since I have been able to get out of bed and kinda move around I have slowly started to lay out the selections, I will maybe even get a pic or two posted in our gallery file tonight--

We are still waiting for TWO tyers to come in ( after yesterdays mail( Tuesday); All have been in contact and will be done very shortly,, :thumb:

flybill,, James Mello ,,

thats all, gotta go lay back down

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