Swap terrestrial swap

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by mike doughty, May 19, 2009.

  1. Connor H

    Connor H Bobbers n Beadz

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    Connor Is in! I will tie up a tube hopper if that is alright?
     
  2. P.E.I fish finder

    P.E.I fish finder Member

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    alright thats fine ill join if i find a pattern, what do you recomend?
     
  3. ozcast

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    Ill join if there is still room.
     
  4. western

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    May I join your swap? Pattern Parachute Ant
     
  5. bouface

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    I'll tie a deer hair beetle for the swap.
     
  6. mike doughty

    mike doughty Honorary Member

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    it does not matter. if you fish terrestrials then just tie a pattern that's affective for you. otherwise any beetle, cicada, hopper, cricket, ant, etc. will do.
     
  7. bouface

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    Or a termite. I'm hoping someone will throw in a nice termite pattern for the swap!
     
  8. mike doughty

    mike doughty Honorary Member

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    alright this swap is closed. even though there is not a big hurry to meet the deadline. the quicker i get them the sooner they go out and see water. when you are ready to ship them let me know and i will pm my address.
     
  9. P.E.I fish finder

    P.E.I fish finder Member

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    im in ill either tie a bettle or a termite
     
  10. P.E.I fish finder

    P.E.I fish finder Member

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    accually guys hows this? i got the pattern from a past swap.
     
  11. ozcast

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    looks more like a caddis then a "land based insect", anyway, Ill tie a "Peacock Madam X on crack"
     
  12. P.E.I fish finder

    P.E.I fish finder Member

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    well its the dark and ugly without the crazy legs that sean k i think tied in the yakima swap. i still have some adjustments to it like the bullet head and the crazy legs
     
  13. Casey Weed

    Casey Weed Greenhorn

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    Well here is my first attempt. As i said before, I am new to tying and this pattern has proven more difficult than I thought. Your critiques are welcome. I'm thinking I need more dubbing under the post, and the wing needs to be down closer to the body (although I don't think a fish will notice that with it's view from the bottom)
     
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    Looks pretty good! I agree that you should add more dubbing, esp. around the post, to create a more tapered head. Also, I'd wrap the parachute hackle closer to the body so it floats higher.
     
  15. P.E.I fish finder

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    so am i in or not?