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Thread: Brook Trout Fly Swap, Spring 29012

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    Default Brook Trout Fly Swap, Spring 29012

    Thanks to Brent (Aroostookbasser) for suggesting this one--

    Note: We changed the name from the Brook Trout Mega Swap to the Brook Trout Fly Swap and reduced the number of participants from the original 25 back down to 13.

    Here's a great opportunity to fill up a fly box with an assortment of proven brook trout patterns. Nymphs wets, dries and streamers are all eligible

    This swap will be open to the first 13 tyers that respond-- each participant ties up 12 flies and will get back a 12 flies-- one from each of the other tyers.

    Due Date is May 1, 2012

    I will send out a PM with my address etc to all

    1. Aroostookbasser - Olive Scud
    2. Fire instructor - Bead Head Pheasant Tail Nymph RECEIVED
    3. Famill00 San Juan Worm RECEIVED
    4. Crazyfish13 - Bead Head Green Weenie RECEIVED
    5. trout2234 Bead Head Pink Squirrel
    6. dsmith1437 Prince Nymph RECEIVED
    7. Mcnerney Black and Red Ants RECEIVED
    8. kayo- PMD Para Emerger RECEIVED
    9. Dave5977 - TBD
    10. Liphookedau- Trude style Grizzly King wet RECEIVED
    11. Popperfly - Hare's Ear Nymph RECEIVED
    12. Frostylemonade - Foam Beetle RECEIVED
    13. Gatortransplant
    Last edited by peregrines; 05-05-2012 at 11:11 AM.
    Mark

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    I'll be tying an olive scud.......a top trout choice here in Maine rivers.


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    Default Re: Brook Trout Flies MegaSwap, Spring 29012

    Mark: I'd like to join in on this one, I'll let you know on the pattern.
    Larry


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    Default Re: Brook Trout Flies MegaSwap, Spring 29012

    Im going to be tying the driftless famous bead head pink squirrel
    Matt

    Exploring the Driftless Area of SW WI and SE MN. Dry or Die.

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    Default Re: Brook Trout Flies MegaSwap, Spring 29012

    A question of preference?

    I was taught to tie the Pheasant Tail Nymph with a peacock herl thorax. I wanted to go over this fly from several sources, to get it "correct" for the Swap, and I've now seen PTN's with thorax's made from peacock herl, florescent green antron yarn, several shades of green dubbing, and even one with green wire (wasn't a bead head) to give it weight.

    So as I get ready to start my BH-PTN "mass production", are there any preferences? If no specific preferences, I'll likely use the peacock as I was taught, but I figured I'd ask....
    - Rick

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    Default Re: Brook Trout Flies MegaSwap, Spring 29012

    Whatever you want to tie will work for most everyone I'd say

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    Default Re: Brook Trout Flies MegaSwap, Spring 29012

    I'd like to join with a PMD Para Emerger

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    Default Re: Brook Trout Flies MegaSwap, Spring 29012

    Mark,

    In the driftless area in WI, when the water is stained after a rain you go to a San Juan Worm. Please put me down for a San Juan Worm.

    -Forrest

    ---------- Post added at 07:27 AM ---------- Previous post was at 07:26 AM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by trout2234 View Post
    Im going to be tying the driftless famous bead head pink squirrel
    You beat me to it! John Bethke is a genius!

    -Forrest

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    Default Re: Brook Trout Flies MegaSwap, Spring 29012

    Great kayo, glad to have you in this one.
    Mark

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    Default Re: Brook Trout Flies MegaSwap, Spring 29012

    Quote Originally Posted by famill00 View Post
    Mark,

    You beat me to it! John Bethke is a genius!

    -Forrest


    Ditto. I was going to sign up, but I'm not sure that I've got enough time right now to tie up 25 flies of anything for a swap. Those pink squirrels are downright deadly.

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