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peregrines 09-18-2010 09:33 PM

International Swap #2 Summer 2010
Here you go folks-- we had some drop outs for this swap, but some nice flies were sent in-- thanks to Chris for suggesting this one.

Brunton #2
Tied by Chrisinselwynnz

Hairy Dog (a bonus fly also tied by Chris)
Tied by Chrisinselwynnz

Rabbit Strip Streamer
Tied by 2Pawsriver

Micro Leech
Tied by MacFly55
Hook: TMC 200R # 14 (could be a 12 if needed)
Thread: Black 8/0 UNI
Head: 1/8 " gold
Tail: Black Marabou
Body: Peacock Herl (3 - 5 strands)...
Tying Instructions:
1. Tie in the Marabou leaving it longer than what will be the actual length .. then the gold wire and the herl..
2. Wrap the herl forward and tie it off behind the bead..
3. Counter wrap the wire ribbing and tie off at the bead..
4. Whip finish.
Note: Since the herl is longer than needed you will need to trim it. Instead of cutting the herl to the length of the hook pinch it off and "tear" it to make a more natural look.. I also found that if you want to cut it length you can still give it a rough more natural look by doing light pinch and tears of small pieces at a time.

Black Bertha
Tied by Ant

Elk Hair Caddis
Tied by Boser

Houghton Lake Special
Tied by Boreal

Magic Brownie
Tied by Didgeridoo
Hook: Tiemco 9395 Size 8
Tail: Tuft of Brown rabbit Fur
Ribbing: Gold or Copper wire
Dubbed Body: Stillwater Solutions Sparkle Blend Dark Red Brown
Wing: Tuft of Brown rabbit fur that extends to tail
Throat: Short tuft of Brown rabbit fur
Head: Bead chain eyes with Rust Orange Diamond dubbed head
Notes from Didgeridoo: This pattern resembles either a leech or a minnow. If tied correctly, when wet it should taper into a minnow shape. This pattern is great for trout and has proved itself to be very effective for brown trout, hence the name. In Stillwater situations, use with intermediate sinking line for best results.

Blue Dun Wet
Tied By Pocono
Hook: Mustad S80-3906, #8
Thread: Danville Flymaster 6/0, adams gray
Tail: Mallard primary feathers, paired
Body: muskrat dubbing, lt. Dun
Rib: Danville fine wire, silver
Throat: Hen cape, med. Dun (Herbert Miner)
Wing: Mallard primary feathers, paired

Queen of the Waters Wet
Tied by peregrines
Materials in order of tie in:
Hook: wet fly Mustad 3699A size 10 here
Thread: Black Danville 6/0
Tail: Natural Mallard Flank fibers
Rib: Extra small gold tinsel, flat
Body Hackle: Light Ginger rooster saddle
Body: Orange floss
Wing: Natural Mallard flank, rolled
Note: There are many variations out there for tying this old pattern, including no without tail and/or rib, and using hen hackle instead of rooster

Ard 09-18-2010 10:38 PM

Re: International Swap #2 Summer 2010
Hi Mark,

Another fine batch of flies for the participants. Nice work fellas

Jimmie 09-19-2010 03:02 PM

Re: International Swap #2 Summer 2010
Very nice, and very fun to see. Thanks for showing the flies.

ChrisinselwynNZ 09-19-2010 06:38 PM

Re: International Swap #2 Summer 2010
Nice work guys

The other one is a hairy dog:)


Pocono 09-19-2010 08:04 PM

Re: International Swap #2 Summer 2010
Thanks for posting, Mark. And thanks for running this second International Swap for us!

These will be fun to fish!


boser 09-20-2010 11:44 AM

Re: International Swap #2 Summer 2010
WOW, Mark, we have some really great flies. Thanks for hosting this swap. If I keep enetering the swaps I may get as good as some on this BB. Thanks to everyone who took the time to tie for this swap.

The fly Rabbit Strip Streamer
Tied by 2Pawsriver
is really sweet.

Best Regards, Boser

peregrines 09-22-2010 05:02 PM

Re: International Swap #2 Summer 2010
Oops my bad, I just added a pic of MacFly55's Micro Leech into the first post in this thread because I screwed up the first upload. Sorry John!

MacFly55 09-22-2010 06:01 PM

Re: International Swap #2 Summer 2010
n/p Mark... gives me an exscuse to look back at all the flies again... amazing work for sure..

MacFly :cool:

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