Simple but effective fly swap

Discussion in 'Fly Swaps' started by Kent Lufkin, Feb 2, 2008.

  1. Daryle Holmstrom

    Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    Kent, do lead eyes count as a material?

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  2. Kent Lufkin

    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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    Yes. Anything beyond the hook and thread is a material.

    If your pattern requires any kind of weight such as lead eyes, a bead head, or wrapped lead wire, you've got two materials left for the rest of the fly.

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  3. Daryle Holmstrom

    Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    Is there a fudge factor?

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  4. Kent Lufkin

    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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    What's it worth to you? :cool:

    Seriously, we all can and do tie 4- and 5-ingredient flies all day long. The challenge in this swap was summarized nicely in Richard Olmstead's original thread in which he questioned whether or not more complicated flies result in greater fishing success. I was surprised by how many respondents beside myself agreed that more complicated patterns aren't always more productive.

    Let's stick with the original challenge and see what everyone has found works but take three or fewer materials to tie.

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  5. Daryle Holmstrom

    Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    I can do it, I can do it. ;)

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  6. Kent Lufkin

    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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    I know you can. :thumb:

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  7. Kevin Rudzinski

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    Sent mine out this afternoon.
     
  8. Sourdoughs

    Sourdoughs -Marc Chapman, icthyoantagonist

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    Mine are done and will be in the mail Monday morning.
     
  9. Richard Olmstead

    Richard Olmstead BigDog

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    I dropped mine in the mail this a.m.
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  10. Kent Lufkin

    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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    Thanks all. I got Sean Engman's sweet bunny leeches in Saturday's mail. I'll post a detailed update when I receive the next round of flies.

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  11. Kent Lufkin

    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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    Kevin Rudzinski's elegant mallard soft hackles arrived today. Mine will be done this weekend. How are the rest of you coming along?

    Kent Lufkin - brown soft hackle TYING THIS WEEKEND
    Sean Engman - Olive bunny leech RECEIVED
    Daryle Holstrom - Cham-mo the killer leech
    Ron Eagle Elk - POP
    John Hicks - Caddis pupa
    Warren Perry - Otter creek candy cane RECEIVED
    Steve S - Quill body dun
    Richard Olmstead - CDC emerger ON THE WAY
    Kevin Rudzinski - mallard soft hackle RECEIVED
    Marc Chapman - X-caddis ON THE WAY
    Mozart - para BWO
    Steeli - Carey special variation​

    How are the rest of you coming along?

    K
     
  12. mozart

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    Kent,

    Only have a few more to go which should be completed today. I have my people from India tying them (I kid). I'll do the same as last time with the padded envelope, Morell box, and postage. I still haven't taken the flies out from the last swap. Almost a shame to put those in my regular boxes for fishing since they're all so nicely done.
     
  13. Ron Eagle Elk

    Ron Eagle Elk Active Member

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    Kent,

    I blew it. After tying the POP flies, I counted the materials and there are 4. That will never do so I'll be sending you some Baillie's Black Spiders (circa mid 1800s). Three materials including hook and thread. I'll toss in the POPs as a bonus for everyone.

    They go out in the AM.

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  14. Richard Olmstead

    Richard Olmstead BigDog

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    Ron -
    I've seen so many great looking flies with your name on them in the gallery, I can't wait to see what you've come up with.
    Dick
     
  15. Warren Perry

    Warren Perry Grizzly 6

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    Bonus, you make an small counting error and we get an extra fly. I love you REE

    Warren

    PS Ron. My promotion should come on April fool's day, appropriate, don't you think. Hope the world is treating you well