Mike Kinney Reverse Spider Swap

Discussion in 'Fly Swaps' started by Daryle Holmstrom, Aug 4, 2008.

  1. Jim Wallace

    Jim Wallace Smells like low tide.

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    I'm not in the swap, but please allow me to comment here on your flies, Mumbles. Not bad, but use longer shanked hooks. I use 2X, or even 3X long. Then it is easier to get a longer, tapered body built back and finished to only just above the hook point, like in the photo in the article Preston provided.
    I also like to put some red hackle fibers in the tail, underneath the mallard. Doesn't seem to hurt, and I believe it draws more strikes.
    Otherwise, nice work!

    I dropped the ball and didn't get in on this, as i am a very slow tier and usually avoid swaps. 14 would have taken me at least half a day to whip up. Maybe all day, with a lunch break after the first 7 or 8. I have been tying some up (mainly for the next go-out, only 2 or 3 at a time), but I keep fishing them, losing them, or giving them away as fast as I can tie them. I'm getting faster, but I'm still slow. There's only 4 or 5 in my box at the moment. Maybe next time.:beathead:
     
  2. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanks for the input JAWS! It was tough fitting all that material on a short shanked hook. I have some longer shanked hooks that I recently purchased, I'll try some more. I just had my first every tying class too. I've been putting in some tying time between posts here. I like the idea of the red at the tip by the bend. I won't tell you how long it took me to tie mine if you think you are slow.
     
  3. KerryS

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    Almost done. Got home yesterday after a week of training and a day of camping with the family. I will have mine in the mail tomorrow. No variations, I tied up all of them the same. No time for experimentation.
     
  4. KerryS

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    Sent mine today but I forgot to add a self addressed return type thing with postage in with them. I'll get that out tomorrow.
     
  5. Daryle Holmstrom

    Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    got them today Kerry, darn nice flies, might do another color combo with yours in the mix.

    Daryle
     
  6. Cameron Derbyshire

    Cameron Derbyshire Steelhead, Classic Atlantic salmon flies

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    Mine are done and will be in the mail Tuesday. I've never tied this pattern before; turned out to be pretty fun and super quick to whip out. I think I could get almost two dozen done in an hour. Enjoy guys.
     

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  7. Mr.E

    Mr.E He called me an Elitist ?? LOL ..what a moron

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    Hey Daryle, you should get mine in a few days, just mailed them this morning.
     
  8. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Itching to get these in hand, I've been tying my own (on some longer shanked hooks - thanks for that input JAWS). I have even got some additional hackles to have more color and size options. I love that orange one of CD's can't wait to tease some action up with that one.
     
  9. Daryle Holmstrom

    Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    Got everyones except hedburner, he lives local so no problem, mine might be a little slow due to the sheriff shooting but I'll have them tied up in a couple of days with a bonus.

    Daryle
     
  10. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    No worries, thanks for the update. I'll be blocking off a day or two from work when they arrive so I can get them good and wet.
     
  11. Daryle Holmstrom

    Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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  12. KerryS

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  13. Daryle Holmstrom

    Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    OK, got my windows swapped out today, will tie tomorrow pending back ache. Still waiting for Hedburner flies, Bob where are you?

    Daryle
     
  14. hedburner

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    Crap forgot to send em'. Drop off tonite.
     
  15. Daryle Holmstrom

    Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    Still waiting for MrE Roy flies to arrive.

    Daryle