Swap 2x6 swap - Alpine Lake Swap

#3
I'd like to have the flies done by June when the high lakes start to open. Most of my free time will be on the trail and fishing after that. But I can hold off on the delivery until mid June or so.

-Ken
 

mr trout

Trevor Hutton
#4
I'm in... I love getting up there away from everybody except a good hiking buddy. It's good to know there are still a few "secret" spots out there!
 
#9
So far I have the following:

cmtundra
Icanfly
Wildlander (me)
mr Trout
Fly'ndutchman

Room for one more but will take a backup or two if one of the above opt out.

I will be tying a yellow caddis pupa emerger #16. They were found up on Wildcat Lakes (beyond Snow and Gem Lakes) in July and have seen them elsewhere. The trout were loaded with them too. Not very common, I always keep a few in the box for such times.

-Ken
 
#10
When I think Alpine Lakes, I think simple, old fashion, dry flies. Always had a Grey Hackle in my fly box as a kid. Simple red hackle tail, peacock herl body and a grizzly hackle. Does this sound alright? I'll do them in size 16.
 

mr trout

Trevor Hutton
#11
I love stripping (flies...usually) in the high lakes. I will tie a bugger variant of mine, and probably some sort of "get-your-attention" nymph...or maybe just a brown one that really works well in a lot of spots...we'll see.
 

mr trout

Trevor Hutton
#12
I hope we can get one more...I got bored and got all mine tied up...
If not, I guess I don't have to worry about tying replacements for a while!

Come on somebody... Cowboy up and git tyin'! :thumb:

- Trevor
 
#14
Let's go for it. This is my first time doing the swap, so I assume flies and addresses come to me and then go out to the recipients. Let me know if it works differently. In any event, please send privately to ken@wildlanders.com.

Will plan to have the flies sent out by the end of the month.

If others want to join, give me a hollar. I have not heard back from at least one person so there may still be a slot.

-Ken