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Thread: Mayfly Drake Fly Swap

  1. #11
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    Default Re: Mayfly Drake Fly Swap

    ill share a pattern my father created; we call it a "drake emerger". it is very simple to tie effective enough that we do not have an alternative. it is tied on a heavier wire hook; e.g. nymph or streamer. the tail starts with a couple barbs(?) from the posterior vane, we generally use pheasant. we then tie in a section of foam; this foam will be pulled from tail all way to the head. then use the dubbing of your choice and dub all the way up to the head. pull the foam up to the head and tie it in and finish off the fly. there are only two segments; the large body and small head.
    the fly sits low in the water and at an angle which lends its self some credit to being a food source; emerger.

    i can add more details later as i am pressed for time right now.
    - dave thompson

  2. #12
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    Default Re: Mayfly Drake Fly Swap

    Great guys-- Hooked1, Watson and Logic Factory you're all in. I'll send a PM with my address and swap info to all.
    Mark

  3. #13
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    Default Re: Mayfly Drake Fly Swap

    Mark, please put me down for a Clouser Green Drake Dun.

    -Forrest

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    Default Re: Mayfly Drake Fly Swap

    Excellent Forrest.
    Mark

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    Default Re: Mayfly Drake Fly Swap

    Brian (Liphookedau) sent me a PM and he's in too-- so you can look forward to adding an Australian mayfly to your box to cover unexpected hatches on your local stream
    Mark

  6. #16
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    Default Re: Mayfly Drake Fly Swap

    Mark - My Big Brown Elk Hair Drake's are done, and I tied a half dozen of the Dryersheet Olive Drakes last night, so put me down for a dozen of them, as well.
    - Rick

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

  7. #17
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    Default Re: Mayfly Drake Fly Swap

    Mark, i'm gonna change my fly to an iso emerger...i have a great pattern works well on the east coast i found last year on line and only just remembered about it.

  8. #18
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    Default Re: Mayfly Drake Fly Swap

    Mark,

    I will give this one a try.....Green Drake Emerger
    Popperfly >-<(((((*>

    Born to Fish...Forced to Work !

  9. #19

    Default Re: Mayfly Drake Fly Swap

    Black Drakes are done.Will send in when done with the other 2 swaps.

    Scott

  10. Default Re: Mayfly Drake Fly Swap

    I would like to be apart of this swap if there is room!! I don't know what I am tying yet but I will let you know!

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