Swap Winter Lake 2


Indi "Ira" Jones
It is time for another Winter Lake Swap. The last swap produced some incredible flies. I myself have some new patterns that have produced exceptionally well.

10 or 12 tiers depending on the interest. Tie two of the same pattern or two patterns. Due by Dec 20th. I might be able to get them out by Christmas then.

1. Irafly I'll be getting jiggy with it! DONE
2. McNasty DONE
3. Jim Wallace Stocker Clocker DONE
4. Zen Leecher DONE
5. Troutpocket DONE
6. Gary Knowles 6 Pack Soft Hackle DONE
7. Patrick Gould DONE
8. Travis Bille DONE
9. Bakerite Floating Dragon Nymph DONE
10. Ron McNeal Chironomid DONE
11. Maryfish DONE
12. Jeff Dodd DONE


Canyon Lurker
tie two of the same? will it be like 12 people and each person picks just one other person to swap a couple flies with? or do you mean two versions of the one pattern you pick for each person? im totally down as i have been getting really into stillwater and got some bomb leech patterns. but this would be my first swap so sorry if im noobin on the rules right now.

Jim Wallace

Smells like low tide.
I was afraid this might raise its head again. :eek: Just so happens that I'm going to be learning to tie some sparser patterns. The Six Pack that Gary tied up and fished was the bomb. A skinny and sparse little thing it was, though.
If we've got to tie 2 flies for each participant, then I'll need a solid week of horrible weather to get these done, if I choose to accept the mission. I don't think I whipped out 24 flies total during all of this year so far.
Does tying two of same pattern allow for intentional slight variation between the two?

Trouble maker!


Indi "Ira" Jones
If we have 12 tiers then you would tie 22 of the exact same pattern (you would not need to tie for yourself). If there were slight variations, no problem as the swapmeister I would simply make sure to pick out the best patterns for myself.:)

Jim, you would be surprised how many patterns you can whip out after a couple of evenings. You can and should except this mission.

McNasty, ask away. Ignorance is not the issue in society, not accepting ignorance and or doing nothing about it is.
I'm in. Later in December is better for a due date. If we end up with 12 tiers, I may do 11 each of two different patterns I've been fishing a lot lately.
I'd like to join, just don't expect anything world class to come out of my vise. I need to play around with it a little more but I scored a bunch of gorgeous rose gray alpaca from my mom....

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Jim Wallace

Smells like low tide.
I beg to differ, Gary. Your Six Packs were nicely done! Although I'd never actually seen one before, I thought they looked professional, and the trout sure did like 'em!

OK, I'm in.


Indi "Ira" Jones
So what type of flies are we talking of here?Trout,salmon,steel?

I have heard that there are some lakes where you can catch salmon and steel, but for the most part I think we will focus on trout. Not much winter bass that I'm aware of here either, besides, I'd love it if Mark our Southern Neighbor would join in and if he found out that bass were involved, that would key him out for sure.

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