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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Favorite Winter Fly Swap

    I'd like to get in on this one, too. A dozen whatchamathingies.

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    Default Re: Favorite Winter Fly Swap

    Great guys-- Mudbug, Pocono and Jojer you're all in.
    Mark

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    Default Re: Favorite Winter Fly Swap

    Some great looking flies from Buzz (monkeyboy) arrived. That was quick!
    Mark

  4. #14

    Talking Re: Favorite Winter Fly Swap

    bump to the top

    webrx has it nailed
    the more you tie the more your skill level improves.

    after a dozen dozen you'll have it honed to a fine nib

    all good
    never thought i'd tie and swap flies
    most excellent way to practice

    all good

    buzz

    the universe in a drop of water

    Norta Mudzoory

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    Default Re: Favorite Winter Fly Swap

    Quote Originally Posted by monkeyboy View Post

    after a dozen dozen you'll have it honed to a fine nib
    Buzz,

    You just said the same thing that a professional tyer told me a couple of years back. He had tied for Abercrombie & Fitch in NYC for about 30 years. He always said that you really don't know how to tie a pattern well until you've tied a dozen dozen.

    I'll never get there!

    Pocono

  6. #16

    Lightbulb Re: Favorite Winter Fly Swap

    yah you will. i knew i was getting somewhere when i counted out a few dozen flies after tying one whole winter.

    when i get on a roll i tie until i finally tell myself , save a few for tomorrow.
    that's enjoyment

    tying the woolly worm is a perfect fly to practice on, and an excellent fish catcher too. someone already said so

    i gotta try and stay away from woolly worms, i'm am woolly worm addict


    i know a fella who drives into town everyday including Sunday
    to a coffee shop

    ties a handful of Russian River no. 2's

    he has a kit bag of vises, Regal's, Dyna-Kings, HMH's, and a lone Thompson "ULTRA" he rotates his vises but mostly ties Russian Rivers

    the coffee shop owners love it, adds some atmosphere to the place and many of the kids who come with their parents are fascinated with his personality and tying skills.

    he always offers a fly to the youngsters and the grownups alike.
    he has a really good day when a kid comes over to his table

    the waitress's decorated the stores Christmas tree with his Russian River flies.

    he knows as well as i, he is getting excellent chops tying everyday.

    he found a Dyna-King Kingfisher in a thrift store the other day, brand new , for $50.00, sent it to me , said "it is good karma"

    good karma creates good karma

    i hope this helps

    all good

    buzz

    the universe in a drop of water

    Norta Mudzoory

  7. #17

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    I think I have had tiers block for the last few days..... I have my 12 flies tied up for the early season dry fly swap, and sat down to tie up my 'favorite" winter fly for this one. I started with a crispy critter, tied up a few, but then thought, you know I have caught a few nice fish on my turkey tail nymph, so I tied up a few of those. Then I started thinking that I have had some success with my holoflashback scud, so tied a couple of those, but none really said to me, this is your favorite fly. So, I put down the tying thread, and have just thought about it for a day or so. This morning I came to the realization, that my favorite "winter fly" was none of the above but is actually this other fly, simple, effective, can be fished in fast and slow water, has a little flash in it, and lots of movement. So, now that I know which whatchamacallit flies to tie, I can finally start working on this swap. Now, to complicate this even further, I sat down to start tying my favorites, and I don't have enough of the bead heads I need, so, now I gotta run to the fly shop. This could be dangerous ;0

    I thought I would share, cause, I guess it was my idea to do this swap, and I was having a real hard time figuring out what to tie.

    Dave

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    Default Re: Favorite Winter Fly Swap

    Mark: Sign me up for this winter fly swap if you still have room!

    Larry
    Larry


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    mine are tied, just need to bag and tag em this weekend.

    Dave

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    Default Re: Favorite Winter Fly Swap

    I'm a new boy to the forum and not much of a fly tier but I'll have a go-as long as the organiser sends me a P.M. so I know where to send the fies and the sae to. BDT. You may even be more surprised by what I Don't tie!

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