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2018 UJ Fly Swap


browndrake

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OK....Entry is closed for the 2018 UJ Fly Swap!

 

We have 9 participants.  We all need to tie 9 flies...1 ea for the other participants and 1 for Brad.  I will  Pm everybody my address so that you can mail them to me for redistribution back to you all.    I think we can extend the tying time to about 4 weeks and still have them back to everybody before Memorial Day weekend.  So, please get tied and in the mail no later than May 11.   I will get them repackaged and set back out. 

 

Rules are posted in first post of thread.  Theme is "favorites."   

 

Thanks to all participants...let's have some fun tying and then fishing.

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With the snow, ice and cold of the last few weeks in Michigan, I've tied a lot of flies. I'm going to send three patterns for the swap,  a blonde humpy and a peeking caddis, both of which are favorites that  I've caught many fish with. The caddis works great on bluegills too.  The third is a chironomid emerger which I'm intrigued by the style, but have not fished. I'm hoping for some feedback on it and maybe some fish pictures.  I hope to give it a good try later this year.  The flies will be in the mail the first of the week.  Browndrake, thanks for hosting again, its a fun swap.   Dave Case

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They look sweet!  I am looking forward to some product testing.

I don't get down to Lee's ferry very much any more (since the fishing crashed some years ago) but I bet that midge will be deadly there.

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Flies going in the mail tomorrow. I did a couple..."Crappie Candy" and a simple one I haven't tried but am anxious to " Mop fly"

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Hornbergs are done. Hopefully mailing them tomorrow. Go easy on me guys. My jungle cock is really old and tended to split apart when I tied it on. I also used yellow crystal flash instead of yellow calf tail. Have fun with them and I’m looking forward to seeing everybody’s fly’s. 

 

John

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I was on the road all week.  When I got home, flies were waiting for me from Keith and upstate.  

Looking good!

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Just an heads up/reminder.  We have this week and next week to get flies tied and mailed to me, so that I can repackage and mail back to you.

Thanks

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I tied mine last night. It's a tungsten beaded guide's choice hare's ear with a few tweaks. I'll try to get them mailed in the next day or two.

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Millriver

Tied up some leech patterns yesterday, still going to the up some Wulffs and will mail them all out the end of this week.

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browndrake

Just a reminder: anybody that hasn't finished their fires ye t, needs to finish them up soon and get them in the mail, so that I can get them sorted and sent back out.

Thanks

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browndrake

All flies are here except for one package that we are still waiting on the USPS to deliver.  They all look really good.  I have to leave town twice this week, so if they are not here by Thursday it will be the beginning of next week before I get them shipped off to everybody.  

aaron

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