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Old 01-22-2016, 10:26 AM   #61
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But Sero, can you tie us a Ziggy Stardust Fanwing Coachman? That's what this crowd is crying for!
Stop your crying... it won't do you no good.
Come down off the cross
we could use the wood.

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Old 01-27-2016, 10:33 AM   #62
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Is there a target date to have our flies to VT?
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Old 01-27-2016, 10:44 AM   #63
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mine are all set I'll send them out in the next couple days. just have to find a day where I'm not stuck at practice until 8 at night so i can get to the post office
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Old 01-27-2016, 01:47 PM   #64
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Is there a target date to have our flies to VT?
Some of us are slower getting started than others. Like me, for instance. In my defense, I've been building euro-nymph rods for the boys and me. Two down, one to go.

What do you guys think of setting 19 February as a goal for sending out flies? That should give us slackers plenty of time.
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Old 01-27-2016, 01:50 PM   #65
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February 19th works for me. I started and then got delayed by material shortage. They are finally on their way and I hope to get some progress going this weekend.
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Old 01-27-2016, 07:56 PM   #66
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Yeah,that date sounds good. I hope to get mine done before then. Tied some last weekend ,but like Glen, ran low on supplies again. Hooks this time. Will be hitting the vice this weekend.
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Will be hitting the vice this weekend.
Gambling? Booze? Fast women?
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Some of us are slower getting started than others. Like me, for instance. In my defense, I've been building euro-nymph rods for the boys and me. Two down, one to go.

What do you guys think of setting 19 February as a goal for sending out flies? That should give us slackers plenty of time.
Euro-nymphs? Seriously? Are they at least blond? Why are you teaching your kids these questionable tactics? I may need to adopt them but their transition into reality will not be pretty...
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Old 01-28-2016, 06:51 PM   #69
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VT- All of thee above!!! Gonna be a wild weekend...
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Old 01-31-2016, 04:41 PM   #71
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I thought I posted this already but it never showed up

So the materials came in and the process has started. The fly I picked is a little known pattern called the Moisic. It is from the book Forgotten Flies. Picture and recipe attached.

I can guarantee the following:

1) My flies will not look this good.
2) They will be wildly inconsistent from one another
3) It is doubtful they will catch a fish
4) In the unlikely event of (3), they will immediately come apart.

Bet you can't wait!
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Old 01-31-2016, 05:49 PM   #72
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Forgotten Flies. There must be a reason they are forgotten. See #3 above. :-)
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Old 01-31-2016, 11:38 PM   #73
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i) I have no intention to make my flies as pretty as Glen's.

ii) My choice of fly was inspired by something Vt said.

iii) I hope this doesn't end in disaster.




iv) The first person to catch a twenty-inch trout on this fly will receive a
bonus of twelve (13) Vintage flies tied in the 1950's.

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Old 02-01-2016, 12:49 PM   #74
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Glen....just make sure you either crimp or file off the baitholder barbs on your hook shank.
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Just to verify, we're doing 8 flies for this thing right?
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Just to verify, we're doing 8 flies for this thing right?
Eight is the number. That is, unless you want to further fill my fly box.
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Glen....just make sure you either crimp or file off the baitholder barbs on your hook shank.
No, Gman, if he does that they'll unravel!
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Eight is the number. That is, unless you want to further fill my fly box.
Not really, that's why I asked
Mine are done, I'll get them in the mail tomorrow.
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Old 02-14-2016, 06:28 PM   #79
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Just a heads up,

Finally completed 10 pretty good Adirondack Sirloins.Originated by the Adk. Guide Rich Garfield. Hope you guys catch some big trout with it. I`m giving VT an extra one for doing the honors and running the show again this year.I appreciate it.

I do want to mention a few differences I changed from the Sirloins original pattern. I used the gray belly hair on a red fox instead of coyote belly hair. And I added gold ribbing to the body of the fly instead of the original which is just coyote dubbing. Heres a list of the materials for this fly :

Hook: Mustad 79580 #6 streamer hook
Tail: Red Fox belly hair
Wings: Red Fox belly hair
Body: Coyote belly hair dubbing(chopped up my own)
Head: Deer hair
Ribbing: Medium oval French Gold Tinsel wire

I also added wire for weight on the hook shaft to get the fly down little deeper in the water column.

It can be fished dead drifted or stripped in. Very effective on larger trout,imitates anything from crayfish,baitfish or sculpin.

Will be sending them out soon.

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Old 02-15-2016, 09:42 PM   #80
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Mine are going out tomorrow. I wasn't really happy with the way they turned out so as not to be banned from future swaps I am including a bonus fly. It's a simple partridge soft hackle. Stripped quill body, copper wire, and uv resin coating. It will work in still or moving water. The old fingers haven't had much practice this winter.
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