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Re: Fly Swap

Postby 1080tommy » Jan Thu 05, 2012 9:25 am

I gotta get my a$$ moving on this. I have bought the materials now to set a side a couple of nights to tie. No problem though, should have plenty of time. I will keep you posted as to my progress. I don't mind sending the stuff out to Colorado so unless otherwise notified, I will plan on this. Can't wait to get a fly rod and do some fly fishing this year.
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Re: Fly Swap

Postby jwcustomflies » Jan Mon 09, 2012 10:54 pm

Hey, like you said, plenty of time to crank out 18 flies :) Im sure the others are in a similar position, and as fly swaps go, few are done early and the majority start tying in the last week !
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Re: Fly Swap

Postby SJS » Jan Mon 09, 2012 11:36 pm

17 down, 1 to go for me
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Re: Fly Swap

Postby 1080tommy » Jan Sat 14, 2012 5:56 pm

These are my first attempts at tying flies for the swap or should I say this is my first fly ever. I am such a novice and just hope one of you guys has a use for this type of fly. I was looking at fly rods today and will be getting a setup before spring. I feel like a complete noob and the heads of my flies really look big but I guess as I tie, this will get better. Five down, 13 more to go!!!

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Re: Fly Swap

Postby SJS » Jan Sun 15, 2012 12:26 pm

TaterToT wrote:Tom as a new fly junkie that has spent way to much time looking at flies, they look dam good for your first flies.


x2 I can definitely see how you transferred the techniques for tying hair jigs over to your flies, it looks like a nice little clouser variant.

And I really like the peacock herl wing, kind of similar to the fatal attractions I'm tying.
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Re: Fly Swap

Postby 1080tommy » Jan Sun 15, 2012 9:28 pm

Thanks Tater. I had some ducks for you but sent them to navyfisher. I will have some pheasants toward the end of the season and if you want those let me know. I can get many pheasants pelts because my club has 55 gallon drums of them when I am there. I can just get a bag of them for the fly tiers on the board. It is pretty much the whole bird including tails, wing, breast, etc.

I saw a pattern for that clouser on youtube and it looks like a nice attractive pattern and was not too hard to tie. I am still having a little hard time when finishing but as I am going along, they are looking better. I just hope the guys in the fly swap find some use for them and catch a couple of fish!!!! :lol:
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Re: Fly Swap

Postby Navyfisher » Jan Sun 15, 2012 9:51 pm

1080tommy wrote:still having a little hard time when finishing

I learned how to hand finish, but doing it with the tool is faster and it only cost me 2 bucks off Ebay.
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Re: Fly Swap

Postby 1080tommy » Jan Sun 15, 2012 9:59 pm

I am probably going to get a whipfinish tool but I am just too lazy to get one. I was just at Cabelas too!!!! :shock: I am done with 12 flies and have six more to go before I ship em out. This was a cool thing for me so far and I am getting better especially at making them look professionally finished.
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Re: Fly Swap

Postby SJS » Jan Mon 16, 2012 9:29 am

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1080tommy wrote:still having a little hard time when finishing

I learned how to hand finish, but doing it with the tool is faster and it only cost me 2 bucks off Ebay.


Navyfisher, do you use a materrelli? I know a ton of people do but for some odd reason I prefer a thompson style or hand whip finish.
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Re: Fly Swap

Postby Navyfisher » Jan Mon 16, 2012 10:47 am

SJS wrote:Navyfisher, do you use a materrelli? I know a ton of people do but for some odd reason I prefer a thompson style or hand whip finish.

Materrelli
or everyone else.


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Re: Fly Swap

Postby 1080tommy » Jan Mon 16, 2012 6:36 pm

I am done with my 18 flies. Should have them in the mail this week. This was a cool experience so far.
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Re: Fly Swap

Postby 1080tommy » Jan Mon 16, 2012 8:10 pm

So now that I got my a$$ in gear and have 18 flies tied, did we ever decided who is going to be the fly divider upper guy???? :lol: I am ready and have no problem sending the flies to CO and don't really care about the postage. Once I see how these are divided and who completed their 18 I can divide on the next fly swap. (That means we will be doing this again) :D :D :D I feel as if my tying skills really improved even with just these 18 simple minnows I did. Thanks for posting this and keeping it going JW!!!! Looking forward to what is in my return box.
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Re: Fly Swap

Postby jwcustomflies » Jan Mon 16, 2012 11:42 pm

No problem, these are always fun to do !

Im in Chicago for a funeral this weekend ( 19th to 24th) and will be back in Colo after that.

Sent a PM to everyone with mailing address.
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Re: Fly Swap

Postby tallfishman1 » Jan Thu 19, 2012 5:51 pm

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Re: Fly Swap

Postby jwcustomflies » Jan Thu 19, 2012 7:18 pm

tallfishman1 wrote:[quote="

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I didn't get 1[/quote]

You have one now :)
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Re: Fly Swap

Postby SJS » Jan Sat 21, 2012 11:46 pm

Alright I'm all set, will send this week.
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Re: Fly Swap

Postby 1080tommy » Jan Mon 23, 2012 10:14 pm

Well the flies are out. I sent them UPS ground and just had them make out a return shipping label. I put some extra packing in the form of paper towels in the slots that were holding the flies because I dropped the box and one of the peacock hurls on one of the flies broke. Should be ok now and can't wait to see what comes back. Thanks for starting this thread, I feel like I learned a lot and became a better fly maker.
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Re: Fly Swap

Postby SJS » Jan Mon 23, 2012 11:00 pm

Oh I forgot to mention for JW, the box I put my flies in seemed a little small. So just threw in an altoids box in case you could'nt get all those flies in the box I put my flies in.
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Re: Fly Swap

Postby jwcustomflies » Jan Tue 24, 2012 7:22 pm

1080tommy wrote:Well the flies are out. I sent them UPS ground and just had them make out a return shipping label. I put some extra packing in the form of paper towels in the slots that were holding the flies because I dropped the box and one of the peacock hurls on one of the flies broke. Should be ok now and can't wait to see what comes back. Thanks for starting this thread, I feel like I learned a lot and became a better fly maker.


SJS wrote:Oh I forgot to mention for JW, the box I put my flies in seemed a little small. So just threw in an altoids box in case you could'nt get all those flies in the box I put my flies in.


THanks guys, ill keep an eye out for them !


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Re: Fly Swap

Postby Charged » Jan Mon 30, 2012 7:48 pm

Sorry guys, I lost track of time, and this deadline snuck up on me. I only got 6 of the flies done. I'll offer to ship the six of them to JWCustomFlieas tomorrow morning to be distributed by him. Since I did not complete the project, I'll personally request that nothing be shipped back in return.
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Re: Fly Swap

Postby tallfishman1 » Jan Mon 30, 2012 10:17 pm

I lost track of the time too. I have around 6 flies done but i would be willing to finish all of them and send them friday or monday if u guys would like. I would for sure have them finished by then. If u guys don't want me to send them later I would be more then happy to join the next swap. Next time i would make sure to have all of them done.
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Re: Fly Swap

Postby CMiller » Jan Tue 31, 2012 3:58 pm

Aw man...made them and forgot to send them. Well they are on their way now.

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Re: Fly Swap

Postby jwcustomflies » Feb Wed 01, 2012 12:52 am

Thanks for chiming in, was wondering ..lol

Ok, shall we give Charged, tallfishman, and wrenchin another week to finish up ? I know life happens, not a big deal, there's no huge rush.

Fellas ?

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Re: Fly Swap

Postby CMiller » Feb Wed 01, 2012 6:53 am

I'm fine with giving them another week.
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Re: Fly Swap

Postby 1080tommy » Feb Wed 01, 2012 7:26 am

I am cool with giving another week. No worries!!!! I don't even own a fly rod yet soooooooo. I should probably get on that!!! :oops:
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Re: Fly Swap

Postby tallfishman1 » Feb Wed 01, 2012 8:30 am

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Re: Fly Swap

Postby Charged » Feb Thu 02, 2012 7:46 pm

Thanks guys, I just purchased some more material today, and will try to finish the rest tonight / tomorrow. I picked up some bear fur, and will try to incorporate it, That way you could all say you caught a fish on a bear.
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Re: Fly Swap

Postby tallfishman1 » Feb Fri 03, 2012 6:07 pm

haha
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Re: Fly Swap

Postby Charged » Feb Sat 04, 2012 6:29 pm

I got all 18 flies finished. I was hoping to get them shipped out today, but there still tacky the varnish hasn't completely dried yet. Here are what the other two colors look like. I can send all them priority Monday morning.

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Re: Fly Swap

Postby jwcustomflies » Feb Wed 08, 2012 7:20 pm

1080tommy - received
CMiller - received
Jw - got em :)
Charged - received
tallfishman - pending
wrenchinfishin - still in ?

Once i get the flies from tallfishman, everything will be sent the next day.
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Re: Fly Swap

Postby 1080tommy » Feb Wed 08, 2012 7:43 pm

Thanks for getting them together and shipping them back out to us. I will say it again, this was a great excercise for my and really helped my fly tying ability.
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Re: Fly Swap

Postby CMiller » Feb Wed 08, 2012 11:32 pm

Yeah, me too. I rarely tie more than 1 or 2 at a time.
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Re: Fly Swap

Postby jwcustomflies » Feb Thu 09, 2012 10:41 pm

1080tommy wrote:Thanks for getting them together and shipping them back out to us. I will say it again, this was a great excercise for my and really helped my fly tying ability.

CMiller wrote:Yeah, me too. I rarely tie more than 1 or 2 at a time.


You know, this is exactly why these swaps are great !! You LEARN, You GIVE, you come away a better tyer ! Doesn't matter how long you've been tying, there's always something new out there to pick up on. Notice how this thread had a good discussion on tying technique as well ?

Glad you all had some fun, learned something new, and found a renewed passion for tying !

Enjoyed doing this, and wouldn't mind hosting again - good flies tyed by all of ya !
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Re: Fly Swap

Postby jwcustomflies » Feb Sun 12, 2012 6:22 pm

Just waiting on tallfishman's flies, then ill get them out to you all.

Status update tallfishman ?
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Re: Fly Swap

Postby Navyfisher » Feb Sun 12, 2012 6:23 pm

jwcustomflies wrote:Just waiting on tallfishman's flies, then ill get them out to you all.

Are you going to post photos of all the flies tied?
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Re: Fly Swap

Postby jwcustomflies » Feb Sun 12, 2012 8:56 pm

Navyfisher wrote:
jwcustomflies wrote:Just waiting on tallfishman's flies, then ill get them out to you all.

Are you going to post photos of all the flies tied?


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Re: Fly Swap

Postby tallfishman1 » Feb Wed 15, 2012 9:52 pm

To everyone waiting for me i was not able to finish the flies because my grandma was in the hospital for her cancer ( Which didn't spread :D ) and on top of that i had a lot of school work. I was visiting her a lot and helping to take care of her dog. I apologize because i knew i said that i would finish the flies by next week but this just came up. Again, I am sorry to all and next time maybe i will need to space out tying the flies more. :)
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Re: Fly Swap

Postby jwcustomflies » Feb Thu 16, 2012 7:08 pm

Good to know she's ok, hope she continues to get well.

Im going to put all the flies in the mail toorrow, should have them in your mailboxes by thursday.

Ill also post pics later on.

If anyone wants to do another swap, just say so !
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Re: Fly Swap

Postby tallfishman1 » Feb Thu 16, 2012 11:07 pm

Thanks. We were really lucky.
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Re: Fly Swap

Postby 1080tommy » Feb Fri 17, 2012 12:13 am

Glad to hear your Gma is ok!!! I'm in on another swap!!! I would even be willing to divide the flies up. I will hopefully have the boat ready this weekend and will have some more time.
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Re: Fly Swap

Postby jwcustomflies » Feb Tue 21, 2012 12:21 am

Ok folks, heres the goods ! Enjoyed hosting this one, glad you all got some time behind the vise as well ! Any time you want to do another - count me in !:

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Re: Fly Swap

Postby Navyfisher » Feb Tue 21, 2012 1:33 am

Great looking stuff guys. :thumbup:

I'd be down for the next one, my vote is for Nymphs.
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Re: Fly Swap

Postby 1080tommy » Feb Tue 21, 2012 7:55 am

All of the flies look awesome!!!!
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Re: Fly Swap

Postby SJS » Feb Tue 21, 2012 9:11 pm

Everyone tied some sweet flies, can't wait to see how they look in my box!

Navyfisher-I'd be in for a nymph swap
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Re: Fly Swap

Postby Charged » Feb Wed 22, 2012 8:37 pm

Wow! After seeing the photos of the other streamers you guys have come up with. I have to admit that I'm little embarrassed by my own capabilities. I'm fairly new at tying myself, and thought that the beer-cap flies would be an interesting change up from the norms that typically get associated with fly fishing. I've never spent much time fishing with streamers before, and really don't have much experience with them.

Awhile back while searching the internet, I happened across a website that was selling some beer cap "spoon" type of lures, it was then that the thought first came across my mind to apply the concept towards fly fishing. I mentioned this earlier, but I caught my largest fly-fishing bass on a epoxy minnow and I think that my beer-cap fly offers a similar profile (its just larger). I'm really hoping that there not too heavy for you guys to cast. I think they will probably require at the least a 7wt. The 6 weedless flies also have a glass rattle, the two other versions are silent. The 6 flies that contain the Berghoff cap, they're the ones that incorporated the bear pelt.

Over the past several years, I've almost exclusively fly fish with nymphs that I have been using to target carp and panfish on the Dupage river. I've come up with some working Dupage nymph patterns that I have experienced some success with.

If you guys want to to do another nymph swap, Id love to join in again. I'd feel a lot more comfortable tying a few nymphs.
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Re: Fly Swap

Postby BrookfieldAngler » Feb Wed 22, 2012 8:54 pm

Charged wrote:If you guys want to to do another nymph swap, Id love to join in again. I'd feel a lot more comfortable tying a few nymphs.


I'm in...
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Re: Fly Swap

Postby 1080tommy » Feb Wed 22, 2012 9:16 pm

I'm in on the nymphs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Fly Swap

Postby jwcustomflies » Feb Thu 23, 2012 12:01 am

Cool, how about someone start a new thread for a new swap, and go from there !
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Re: Fly Swap

Postby SJS » Feb Thu 23, 2012 7:28 pm

Just got my flies! They all look great.

JW-is the body on your Home Invader palmered marabou or...?
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Re: Fly Swap

Postby CMiller » Feb Thu 23, 2012 8:25 pm

Got mine too. Thanks so much!
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