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  1. #1
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    Default Favorite Winter Fly Swap, WInter 2011

    Some great flies were submitted for this swap-- Thanks to all who participated and a special thanks to Dave (Webrx) for the idea.




    Shell Back Scud
    Monkey Boy



    Nymph
    Monkeyboy
    Hook: Mustad size 12-16
    Thread: Silk
    Abdomen: silk and wire
    Thorax: Homespun wool



    Chironomid Emerger
    JoJer
    Hook- Mustad 94840 #14 Dry Fly
    Thread- 8/0 Uni Black
    Body- Danville 900 denier Acetate floss
    Thorax- Ostrich herl
    Rib- Coats Metallic Sewing thread
    Shuck- White Zelon
    Gills- White Zelon
    Wing- deer hair



    Popsicle
    Nerka
    Hook TMC 7999 2/0
    Thread black 210 denier
    Tail purple tinsel
    Butt purple marabou
    Rib rainbow chenile
    Body-wrapped marabou. First purple then heron blue. Flash flanked between.
    Wing silver flashabou
    Special tying notes weight to choice. These have 9 wraps of 30 lead wire.
    Target species steelhead,lakers,rainbow,dollies,arctic char,pike

    Chris says: Basically it is a flash heavy chuck and duck. But it has produced good fish in Alaska between Thanksgiving and St. Patty's. As the season goes longer and there is more sun I lighten colors to pink, chartreuse, orange etc. Still lots of flash and lead.



    Recycle Fly
    HuronRiverDan
    Hook: TMC 3769 size 14
    Bead: Gold 3/32”
    Tail: Black hackle fibers
    Body: Black and Blue dubbing



    Nuke Egg
    HuronRiverDan
    Hook: Eagle Claw 42 size 14
    Egg: Ice Dub
    Veil: Egg yarn

    Note: Dan fishes the Recycle Fly and veiled Eg together as a two fly rig for winter steelhead



    Crayfish Bugger
    Webrx



    Silver and Peacock Crackleback
    Lancer09
    Hook: Any nymph hook
    Thread: White Uni 8/0
    Back: Flat Silver tinsel
    Hackle: White and brown saddle hackle
    Body: 2 strands of peacock herl



    Al’s Rat
    Pocono
    Hook: Dai-Riki 270 (3x long nymph) size 18
    Bead: Gold Cyclops 1/16”
    Thread: Camel Uni 6/0
    Weight: .010 lead wire, 5 wraps at thorax
    Body: Brown Uni yarn
    Thorax: March Brown Hare-Tron



    ChrisinselwynNZ



    Red on Olive Midge (Zebra Midge, Tiger Midge ????)
    Mudbug
    Hook: # 20 Gamakatsu C13U (the turn at the eye keeps the bead from crowding the hook gap)
    Thread/Body: 140D Olive Ultra
    Rib: XS Red wire
    Thorax/Gills Light Dun Super Fine Dubbing
    Bead: White Rive 5/64 Tungsten
    Note from Mudbug: For me Winter is Midge season on Tailwaters and a couple small spring fed creeks that don't ice over. #20 is by no means the smallest size, but the tungsten bead helps get a two fly rig down and you can drop a #24 or so of the back of this one under an indicator.



    Bead Head Hot Spot Stone
    Peregrines
    Hook: 3xl nymph hook size 12 or 14
    Bead: Black
    Thread: Black Uni 6/0
    Tail: Black Goose or Turkey Biots (Turkey here)
    Rib: Copper or gold wire (Copper here)
    Body: Black rabbit
    Wingcase: Black dyed turkey quill segment
    Thorax: Orange UV Ice Dub
    Last edited by peregrines; 04-01-2011 at 11:07 AM.
    Mark

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    Default Re: Favorite Winter Fly Swap, WInter 2011

    Great looking flies.

    Thanks for doing all this peregrines.

    Oh, I guess I should have submitted a recipe. You can add this.


    Red on Olive Midge (Zebra Midge, Tiger Midge ????)
    Hook: # 20 Gamakatsu C13U (the turn at the eye keeps the bead from crowding the hook gap)
    Thread/Body: 140D Olive Ultra
    Rib: XS Red wire
    Thorax/Gills Light Dun Super Fine Dubbing
    Bead: White Rive 5/64 Tungsten

    For me Winter is Midge season on Tailwaters and a couple small spring fed creeks that don't ice over. #20 is by no means the smallest size, but the tungsten bead helps get a two fly rig down and you can drop a #24 or so of the back of this one under an indicator.

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    Default Re: Favorite Winter Fly Swap, WInter 2011

    Nice looking flies guys...Mark thanks for running these swaps...

    Dan

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    Default Re: Favorite Winter Fly Swap, WInter 2011

    Wow, you guys tied some great looking winter flies, congrats to all!

    Larry
    Larry


  5. Default Re: Favorite Winter Fly Swap, WInter 2011

    Great looking flys guys.

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    Default Re: Favorite Winter Fly Swap, WInter 2011



    Chironomid emerger recipe

    Hook- Mustad 94840 #14 Dry Fly
    Thread- 8/0 Uni Black
    Body- Danville 900 denier Acetate floss
    Thorax- Ostrich herl
    Rib- Coats Metallic Sewing thread
    Shuck- White Zelon
    Gills- White Zelon
    Wing- deer hair

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