Swap Winter Lake Swap

#47
Blue sorry to here about your cuts.I spent some time in Utah back in the 80s. I fished the provo river
and the green, wow the green was awesome. I'll be dropping my flys off at Iras today,ends up we live not to far apart here in Everett. Can't wait to see all the different types of bugs!
Mark
 

Blue

Active Member
#48
Thanks guys. I can say I put my blood and guts into these flies...LOL
I can't wait to drown a few of these flies!!!!

Pictures would be inspiring along the way though (wink, wink)
 

TD

Active Member
#49
Geez Blue. I hope all mends well.

I'm off to the fly shop this afternoon for more supplies. I fully expect to have mine done by next weekend.
 

Irafly

Indi "Ira" Jones
#50
Thanks guys. I can say I put my blood and guts into these flies...LOL
I can't wait to drown a few of these flies!!!!

Pictures would be inspiring along the way though (wink, wink)
Great now we can't fish her flies in artificial only waters because they have added scent. :) Smashed my thumb real bad a couple weeks back as I was putting my boat trailer on the hitch. Ended up missing my ferry in order to do some doctoring (lucky for me my wife is a nurse), I did manage to catch the next ferry and still ended up having a somewhat decent day fishing but that thumb did get in the way of tying for a week or so.

Hope all heels well.

Ira..
 

Irafly

Indi "Ira" Jones
#51
Geez Blue. I hope all mends well.

I'm off to the fly shop this afternoon for more supplies. I fully expect to have mine done by next weekend.
Me too, I didn't realize I was out of the hooks for my bloodworm pattern. They are hard hooks to come by. I may have to order them express.

Ira..
 

Irafly

Indi "Ira" Jones
#52
Two in!!!!! mrcoachman and nailbender, both have their flies in and as I am going fishing tomorrow, I'll give all of you a first hand account on just how they fish :)

Ira..
 
#54
Finished mine tonight. A marabou minnow with red hackle gills, and a black & silver buzzer with marabou gills.

They'll be in the mail on Monday. Can't wait to see what everyone else sends in (so I can cannibalize your ideas for my stillwater arsenal).
 
#56
I'm getting close. 5 more to tie. I figured there will be a lot of cool chironomids coming from this swap (not my specialty) so I went with a bugger for my second pattern.

Edit: all done
 

Irafly

Indi "Ira" Jones
#58
Jeff Studebaker, I love that baitfish pattern and I almost put that chironomid in my mouth, I can't imagine how the fish will avoid it. Three tiers done and in and so far... man they are awesome.

Ira..
 
#59
Wow! Thanks Ira! I feel like I still don't really know what I'm doing...just experimenting, trying to think like a fish. I don't have much confidence in my tying yet.

So I'm gonna let your high praise go straight to my head.
 

Irafly

Indi "Ira" Jones
#60
No prob Jeff, hey, where did you get the hooks for the chironomid? I've been looking for those same hooks for my bloodworm pattern.

Ira..