Swap Holiday stress removing steelhead swap

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Davy, Nov 15, 2005.

  1. James Mello

    James Mello Inventor of the "closed eye conjecture"

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    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


     
  2. Davy

    Davy Active Member

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    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 !
     
  3. James Mello

    James Mello Inventor of the "closed eye conjecture"

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    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....
     
  4. Davy

    Davy Active Member

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    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
     
  5. Banzai

    Banzai FFing and VWs...Bugs & Bugs

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    No worries on getting them out Davy. Get yerself well.
     
  6. John Hicks

    John Hicks Owner and operator of Sea Run Pursuits

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    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.
     
  7. hedburner

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    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.
     
  8. John Hicks

    John Hicks Owner and operator of Sea Run Pursuits

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    an altoids container worked for me.
     
  9. steve s

    steve s Active Member

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    My flies went out on Thursday, you should have them today.
    Get well soon!

    steve s
     
  10. Davy

    Davy Active Member

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    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!
     
  11. Wayne Jordan

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    Good to hear Davy! How long until you're back into fishing form?
     
  12. Davy

    Davy Active Member

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    6 weeks fishing, 8-10 rowing
     
  13. mike doughty

    mike doughty Honorary Member

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    You've got a whole house davy for anything but flies;)
     
  14. Davy

    Davy Active Member

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    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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  15. mike doughty

    mike doughty Honorary Member

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    Hey davy, it must be the drugs, but you already have mine. i don't feel like tying and sending more.:p