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    Default April fly swap 2018

    11 names wanted for this month's swap. Flies will be due at my letter box on 24th April.

    This month theme is inspired by a recent thread on the forum. Tie an original pattern salmon fly, so something along the lines of the following list.
    Sunray shadow
    Collie dog
    Ally shrimp
    Irish shrimp
    Blue charm
    Hairy Mary
    Stoat tail
    Snaelda
    Frances
    Pot bellied pig

    The idea is to stick as close to the original pattern as possible give or take the odd substitutes.

    Not really wanting to make people name their patterns as there are plenty of shrimp varieties for example but at the same time we don't want 11 blue charms doing the rounds.

    1) Piker20
    2) GaryD
    3) hydrofoam
    4). Nobby
    5) slaneybs
    Last edited by Piker20; 10-04-2018 at 07:43 PM.
    "Out of every hundred men, ten shouldn’t be there, eighty are are just targets, nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle. Ah, but the one, one is a warrior, and he will bring the others back." Heraclitus

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    Aye, go on then! Not sure what I’ll tie but will let you know as soon as I’ve settled on something so not too many doublers. 👍
    “Oh! You are the people ruining the rivers and environment.”
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    Welcome Gary, hopefully you will trigger a deluge of tiers.
    "Out of every hundred men, ten shouldn’t be there, eighty are are just targets, nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle. Ah, but the one, one is a warrior, and he will bring the others back." Heraclitus

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    I'm happy to join.

    Was gonna do an Irish shrimp but just remembered that I've chucked the badger cape!

    Count me in anyway.

    Gary.
    Last edited by Hydroform; 21-03-2018 at 08:56 PM.

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    I'll get my finger out and do Allys shrimp. I have a bit more time ATM.

    Cheers Nobby
    if a=number of rods you have a+1=number of rods you need

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    I’ll do some Black Marias for this one. Pre-1945 pattern that reportedly took 500+ fish on one beat of the Spey in a season. Must have been great fishing back then compared to nowadays😢.

    This is my first attempt and head needs another coat and there’s a couple of minor changes that I can see now, the ones that go in the swap will be tidier 🙂. Stuck to original pattern as much as poss, but did take rib up over yellow floss for strength and put some sparkle in wing, can always take it out.
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    Last edited by GaryD; 26-03-2018 at 09:31 PM.
    “Oh! You are the people ruining the rivers and environment.”
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    That's an interesting pattern.
    "Out of every hundred men, ten shouldn’t be there, eighty are are just targets, nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle. Ah, but the one, one is a warrior, and he will bring the others back." Heraclitus

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    Hi Piker
    Now that we are past the pink phase please count me in if there is still space. I thought a thunder and lightning on a single hook might do the trick.
    Brian

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piker20 View Post
    That's an interesting pattern.
    Is that interesting as in good interesting, or interesting as in what the fek is that interesting?😛
    “Oh! You are the people ruining the rivers and environment.”
    Prince Philip, to Scottish fish farm employees at Holyrood, 1999

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    Haha, as in it looks good, I'd expect a fish on one.
    "Out of every hundred men, ten shouldn’t be there, eighty are are just targets, nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle. Ah, but the one, one is a warrior, and he will bring the others back." Heraclitus

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