Swap 2011 Best of Best Swap

Rob Ast

Active Member
#31
Also, by joining a fly swap it forces you to tie a lot of the same pattern. You will see an improvement in your tying by the time you finish the swap.
This. Will improve your tying greatly. Just plan on tying a few extra and keep the rejects for yourself.
 

steeli

Active Member
#32
I'll close the swap New Years Eve unless two more join in before then.
Also this coming weekend I'll start sending mailing information; remember postage and envelopes.
In addition to the standard fly toe tags remember to Pm or include as much information or as little you'd like to give out about your flies. I'll compile a summary for all to mail back with the bugs.
Looking forward to seeing and hearing about your ties.
 
#33
Ah, just got back to my computer after a week away from home. If there's still room, count me in! Not sure what to tie yet though....probably an SRC fly as most of 2011 was in the salt.
 

steeli

Active Member
#34
Welcome back; glad to have you in Mountaintrout. We're going with two different flies or 2x of same pattern for about 22 flies.. We've got a good selection of patterns!
 

Camo Clad Warrior

Tight Lines and Screaming Reels!
#35
Sure why not. Im in. After going to irafly's chironomid clinic i got fired up about these little bugs. Ill tie the same pattern in two different colors. I fished these little guys at a few different lakes on a few different occasions and they were lights out.
 

Camo Clad Warrior

Tight Lines and Screaming Reels!
#38
All finished up. I need an addy. I'm sorry to the gents who have really received one of my chironomids in the past as one of these patterns will be the same. The other of which is a nice bright color and I have found the spiny tags can't resist the green one.
 

steeli

Active Member
#39
I just sent address information to everyone. Let me know if you were missed...
How's the rest of you doing?
I've got my second pattern almost done; a variation to the original Montana bug. Both work very well.
 

steeli

Active Member
#44
Ron, flies arrived yesterday. Nice ties and toe tags.
I'll keep updates posted on the original 'First' post as the rest of the bugs arrive.