Swap Trick or Treat for Chum Dog Swap

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Kerfwappie, Oct 4, 2009.

  1. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Kelvin, thanks, but my version of the "somewhat precious" pales in comparison to the properly tied "the precious". The rear 2/3 ice blue dubbing and front 1/3 black ice dubbing, silver rib, peacock breast wraps and overwing that Cougar97 does is much more eye catching. I'm hoping these will work, but I fear their durability will be an issue. Maybe I should tie you each an extra one.
     
  2. kelvin

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    I agree you they do not look durable at all
    given that ...please tie me six or seven
    I will be happy to let some big nasty chum freight train and destory them
     
  3. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    I'll see what I can come up with. I have a few peacock breast feathers left. Better make a call to Swede for a resupply. Every time I tie with peacock breast I'm more amazed at how many colors it appears when the light hits the feather. Maybe I need a peacock farm, anyone know of any such local sources? Peacocks, you pluck'em?
     
  4. Steve Saville

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    Hey, I am back on my feet but not fishing yet. I have to bum a trip as my wife doesn't want me out by myself for obvious reasons. I'm hoping to get out after some chums shortly. Even though I couldn't get flies tied, I have enough "chum lunch" flies to last a day or two and I'm dying to get out soon. I even gave some thought to going out on my boat with a downrigger. Now that's really desperate!
     
  5. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Let me know if you want to head to this side. I know a place that gets crowded as hell, both in the water and all around it.
     
  6. Kerfwappie

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    Kelvin's ties arrived today. Spectacular as always. I can't wait to get these beauties in the water. Hey Mumbles, I'll be around this weekend starting Friday if you want to meet up to hand off your flies. The sooner you get them to me, the sooner I can get them wet.
     
  7. Ed Call

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    Will do Kerfwappie.
     
  8. Zack Dudley

    Zack Dudley Take em'

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    Geesh everyones flies are makin mine look like shit ha thanks guys! :( cant wait to get them and see how they perform!
     
  9. kelvin

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    desperate maybe ...but a fish on is a fish on
    Glad you are feeling better Steve!
     
  10. Eric Tarcha

    Eric Tarcha gear whore

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    Guys, my flies will be in the mail by saturday at the latest. my wife went into preterm labor sunday night so I have been running around like crazy the last couple of days as she is in the hospital. So please forgive my tardiness...
     
  11. Kerfwappie

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    Constructeur's flies arrived today. These little beauties are meticulously tied and sweet. No problem Eric, I'll wait for them. I hope all is well with the Mrs. and little one. Take your time, they're way more important for you to worry about than the fly swap. Soak up every wonderful memory you can.
     
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    David's flies arrived today. Man, you guys are making my flies look pathetic. You all are in for a treat. Poor Chum Dog doesn't have a chance.
     
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    Daconil's flies arrived today. Very nice ties. We have just one more set to come in. As soon as I get them all photographed, I'll send them out so youse guys can start getting them properly wetted down.
     
  14. Eric Tarcha

    Eric Tarcha gear whore

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    Kerf et al.

    My flies were sent out today. Sorry again for the delay! See below my contributions to the swap.

    Eric
     
  15. kelvin

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    Cool but hows the wife and baby?