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I've finished my flies for the coho swap and the rest are starting to arrive so I want to get another swap under way. I was thinking of a your favorite trout fly, this could be wet , dry , nymph, streamer anything you like to catch trout on. But I'm also open to suggestions.
Let me know what you think
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Trout flies sounds great. I'm in. However I can't really tie my "favorite" fly, as I have a few go-to trout flies I use depending on type water (still or flowing) and type of presentation used, so I would prefer it if we concentrated on one style. It would just be easier on me. It's really up to you tho', you're the one organizing this and I for one appreciate it.
 
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This sounds like something I'd be intersted in. Can someone post a collective picture of all the flies they received when then get them all together? I'd love to see the variations between them.
 

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I have to agree with Professori, I have certain flies I use for still water that almost always produce for me and then I have my river and stream flies, soo many fly boxes I don't know what to do. :) anyway I am in for this one also.
 

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I'll post pictures once all the flies are mailed to me but for now here's what I got:
ProfessorI #8 Mickey Finns

And I've tied up some KCK

I'll post more as they come.
In regards to the next swap would there be interest in doing two patterns one for still water and one for streams? We could close the swap to 6 tyers and each tie 10 flies 5 for stillwater and 5 for streams. Anyways let me know what you think
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I'm in...Although if the swap could be spaced out just a little more, as I'm up to my ears tying at the moment, before coho season gets into full swing :oops: 8) ....Got to pay for those new sticks some how! :D If not, then I'll find a way to sneak a few trout patterns in there.

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So back to the second swap...
Hows about two patterns for trout one stillwater and the other for streams? We can leave it open for 10 tyres until October 1st and a due date of November1st.
Let me know what you think.
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I'm in. Nine of stillwater, nine of stream?
 

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So far it looks like its three of us in this swap
Bead Head (host)
Professori
Nostridamus
So I figure will each tie 18 flies 9stillwater and 9 stream flies and divide them up amongst the three of us :D . If anyone is still interested due date for this swap is November 1st so send PM if you want in.
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I'm starting tonight. I'm tying 9 river dragons (the best searching nymph pattern I know for streams) and 9 Knouff specials for lake patterns.
 

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So I've been asked to move the due date back a little to accomodate another tyer so the due date will be November 15th. I didn't think this would be a problem with anyone so I said ok. Here's a list of the tyres in this swap
Bead Head
Professri
Nostridamus
Fish Finder.
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Suits me fine as I'll be taking a tying class starting next Wednesday. That should polish up some of the rough stuff in my tying so you folk should get quality flies out of me. Are we still sticking with the same number of flies?
 
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Started tying today and knocked out nine green spratleys, or as I call them, Mile High Spratleys as they are my go-to fly on Mile High Lake. I'm wondering what the normal method of sending flies through the mail is? I'm concerned about a post-person (P.C. ha ha) sticking him/herself on an envelope...

... ok, really I'm concerned about the flies!
 

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I just put mine in a tin that some kind of mints came in (not Altoids, but those work) and popped it into an envelope. My exchange flies came back in the same tin. You can use film canisters, prescription bottles (but you might not want everyone to know about the Viagra) or any other smallish, unbreakable container.
 

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Discussion Starter · #19 ·
Just wanted to post some pics of the flies I received the other day from Professori.

River Dragon

Crystal V-rib Chironomid
And these are a couple that I tied

Chironomid emerger

And an Olive Parachute which is my favourite fly for the upper Skagit.
Anyways I'll post more pics as they come in.
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Discussion Starter · #20 ·
I got the last of the flies in today and here they are
Fish Finders:
Root Beer Chironomid

Salmon Minnow

And Nostrildamous:
Hare's ear Nymph

and a Doc Spratley

These flies all look great and I can't wait to use them. Thanks again to everyone who participated I'll try and send these out today if I get a chance but most likley they'll be going out on Monday
 
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