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Default Thanksgiving Turkey Swap Fall 2010

This swap will be a bit different......

Any fly using turkey---

It can be a nymph, wet, dry, or streamer intended for any species of fish-- but it must have turkey feathers somewhere in the pattern.

This swap is open to tyers of experience levels, including beginners. If you've never done a swap before and would like to know what's involved check out the Fly Swap Guidelines sticky in this subforum and feel free to PM me with any questions.

Open to the first 12 folks that say they're in.

In order that everyone can have flies back to them by Thanksgiving, how's a due date of Nov 12th 2010?


1 ChrisinselwynNZ - Turkey and Herl - RECEIVED
2 MacFly55- Turkey tail nymph
3 Ant - Muddler Minnow - RECEIVED
4 peregrines- tbd - Thorax or Parachute Style Dry Fly (something with a with "turkey biot" body and "turkey flat" wing)
5 Boser - RECEIVED
6 JoJer - Rubber leg Stone - RECEIVED
7 Monkeyboy - RECEIVED
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Mark count me in

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Great Chris, glad you signed up. Does NZ even have a Thanksgiving?
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No I dont even know when it is

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Sounds to me like Chris just likes to tie flies.. ..

Mark.. keeping in mind my skill level can you give me an idea of fly patterns use turkey feathers ??

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John-

probably the easiest would be something like a Pheasant Tail Nymph, (or any of the bazillions of it's variations) but on a larger size hook using turkey tail fibers--- they're longer and a deep dark brown color. It's a good imitation of a many dark brown nymphs.

Here's one example:

AP Turkey Tail

Or you could use the turkey tail fibers for a body on some sort of softhackle like this using a turn or two of partridge or hen as a hackle collar:
TurkeyTail

Or you could modify an existing pattern a bit by using turkey tail fibers as the pull-over wingcase on something like a Hare's Ear etc.

There are also tons of other feathers from a turkey that can be used for other patterns, if you want to get a bit more complicated including:

-slips from wing quill for tails and wings on muddlers, and wings on grasshoppers

-Turkey "Biots" from primary flight feathers for bodies on dry flies

-Turkey "Flats" or "T-base feathers" for parachute dry flies
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John-

probably the easiest would be something like a Pheasant Tail Nymph, (or any of the bazillions of it's variations) but on a larger size hook using turkey tail fibers--- they're longer and a deep dark brown color. It's a good imitation of a many dark brown nymphs.

Here's one example:

AP Turkey Tail

Or you could use the turkey tail fibers for a body on some sort of softhackle like this using a turn or two of partridge or hen as a hackle collar:
TurkeyTail

Or you could modify an existing pattern a bit by using turkey tail fibers as the pull-over wingcase on something like a Hare's Ear etc.

There are also tons of other feathers from a turkey that can be used for other patterns, if you want to get a bit more complicated including:

-slips from wing quill for tails and wings on muddlers, and wings on grasshoppers

-Turkey "Biots" from primary flight feathers for bodies on dry flies

-Turkey "Flats" or "T-base feathers" for parachute dry flies
so could I do a variation of the fb pt nymph using turkey feathers instead?? if so which turkey feathers.??

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There is a variation on the pt using turkey tail feathers, (cates turkey)
with the throax of peacock herl, its tied the same as the pheasant tail

and I do like tying flies

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Yes, barbs from a turkey tail feather, used just like the barbs from a Pheasant tail feather in the pheasant tail nymph.
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There is a variation on the pt using turkey tail feathers, (cates turkey)
with the throax of peacock herl, its tied the same as the pheasant tail

and I do like tying flies

Chris
Chris,

Thank you for the information. Like you I like tying flies I just dont get to do it very often. I am a newbie at it and do ask a lot of questions. I have found the tyers here very willing to answer all the questions and believe me that is very much appreciated.

Now you mentioned a cates turkey. Is that a particular typer or brand of turkey feather? With that in mind is that a particular feather from the turkey that I would us to tie this fly?

MacFly

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Yes, barbs from a turkey tail feather, used just like the barbs from a Pheasant tail feather in the pheasant tail nymph.
Barbs.. that the lower part of the feather correct? So a tail feather is the one to get?

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Mark,

I forgot to say that if this swap goes I am in and it will be a flashback nymph.

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