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  1. #1
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    Jun 2008

    Default Nymph Swap, Winter 2012

    Some great looking flies submitted for this one -- thanks to all participants and a special shout out to Fire Instructor for filling in at the last minute to replace another swapper.

    Czech Nymph
    Tied by Famill00

    Rojo ( y Verde ) Bead Head Midge
    Tied by JoJer

    Hook: Size 14 Daiichi 1720
    Bead: Red glass craft bead
    Thread and Body: 140 denier Olive Ultra Thread
    Rib: 34 Gauge gold wire
    Thorax: Peacock herl
    Thread: 8/0 Lt. Olive UNI-Thread

    Realistic Golden Stone
    Tied by Stimulator2

    Hook: 2xl Curved nymph/hopper size 6
    Thread : Yellow Uni-thread size 6/0
    Lead: .030 2 pieces tied along each side of hook shank
    Abdomen: Translucent Nymph Skin or Tournque material
    Tail: 2lb Maxima tippet material
    Thorax: Golden Stonefly dubbing or a lighter yellow dubbing
    Back: Soft Shell Golden Stone size Large from Montana Fly
    Super Glue to dubbing (I add thread wraps between each
    leg section and add durability then put head cement over
    thread in dull the thread down some.)
    Coloring : Prism Markers Brown on the back and Lemon Yellow on bottom

    Dr.'s Platinum Special
    Tied by drlaser

    Little Black Stonefly
    Tied by Smalliesrule

    Tail, Antennae and Rib: Black horsehair

    Small Redheaded Nymph
    Tied by LiphookedAu

    Thread : Black
    Hook: #12 Nymph Hook
    Bead: Red Or Orange
    Tail: Olive Marabou
    Rib : Fine Copper Wire
    Wing Casing: Holographic Gold Tinsel
    Thorax : Maroon Dubbing
    Note from Brian: If you use an Orane Bead it becomes The Small Orange Head Nymph.

    Crimson Sparkle Pheasant Tail Nymph
    Tied by Mudbug

    You can also use Olive Dubbing for the Thorax then it's becomes what I call The Greenie Meanie,also I don't use heavy beads.

    Mallard and Peacock Stillwater Nymph
    Tied by Webrx

    Hook: Nymph 2xl
    Thread: Tan
    Tail: Mallard flank- do not trim exceess, this will be folded forward over body to form "shellback"
    Rib: Ultrawire small
    Body: Peacock Herl
    Hackle: Grizzly palmered over body
    Shellback: Mallard flank butts from tail pulled over back and tied down
    You can see David's excellent Step By Step (SBS) for tying this pattern here: Mallard and Peacock Nymph SBS

    Tied by S fontinalis

    Isonychia Nymph
    Tied by Futuramille

    Hook: Nymph
    Bead: Gun metal colored brass
    Thread: Black
    Tail - peacock tips (six of the thirteen flies have pheasant flank but I finished with the peacock because I liked it better)
    Body: First a layer of black rubber strand
    -second, palmered ostrich (dark brown) trimmed top and bottom
    -third, purple flash strand up the back for the stripe
    -fourth, brown wire rib
    Thorax: Peacock herl

    Bead Head Pheasant Tail Nymph
    Tied by Fire Instructor

    Bead: Gold
    Hook: Nymph
    Thread: Black
    Tail, abdomen, wingcase and legs: Pheasant tail fibers
    Rib: Fine copper wire
    Thorax: Peacock herl
    Wingcase: Back raffia with a continued purple flash strand for the stripe
    Legs: Tan mallard flank

    Czech Nymph
    Tied by Darwin

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    Default Re: Nymph Swap, Winter 2012

    Very nice bunch of flies guys.

    The recipe for mine is:

    Tail + Abdomen - Red Pheasant Tail (you can use any color, but red worked well on the trout they stock in the urban ponds around here)

    Wing Bud: White Z-lon and a small bit of crystal flash on either side.

    Thorax: AZ Sparkle Dub - Blood Leech

    Bead: Copper (I also tie these with a root beer colored glass bead)

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Upstate NY (Albany Area)

    Default Re: Nymph Swap, Winter 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by mudbug View Post
    Very nice bunch of flies guys.
    Agreed! I thought the photos were great, but when I got home last night, the flies were there, and I looked at them, they are even better "close-up"! The quality was very humbling. It helped remind me of how much more I have to practice and learn! Great additions to my fly boxes!

    This and the simultainious Dry Fly, Clossier Pattern, and Spring Brook Trout Swaps were the first four swaps that I have participated in, and I'm now CERTAINLY glad that I did!!!!
    - Rick

    "A leader with great passion and few skills always outperforms a leader with great skills and little passion." Chief Rick Lasky

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    Default Re: Nymph Swap, Winter 2012

    I thought these we great made me realize how good the folks on this forum are the tiers do great job and i have really enjoyed doing the swaps i have been in..

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    Default Re: Nymph Swap, Winter 2012

    I agree beaut Flies,I'm awaiting their arrival,I've also enjoyed being in all of The Swaps.

    Mark once again Thanks for your mamoth effort,now I will have to get busy & finish Tyeing The 3 1/2 dozen for The other 3 Swaps & am looking foward to recieving The Swaps in June.

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