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    Drake Swap

    Thought I would see if anyone is intrested in participating in a fly swap. I was thinking drakes could be a fun swap. Swap will be limited to ten people.. Green Golden and Brown drakes would be acceptable.

    Anyone interested?


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    Re: Drake Swap

    I'd be up to tying a few slate drakes.


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    Re: Drake Swap

    Wylie,

    Sign me up. I will tie up some greens.

    Thanks,

    Brough

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    Re: Drake Swap

    I'd love to get in... coffin flies? if not I'll definitely find something

    Wade in the water, you'll never get wet if you keep on doin' that rag


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    Re: Drake Swap

    I'd be into tying up some drakes. Tying all these small flies right now is killing my eyes.


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    Re: Drake Swap

    I will keep this swap open for one more week. I am not opposed to running this swap with only five people if the participants dont mind.


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    Re: Drake Swap

    I'm in I'll tye some parachute slate drakes Wylie.


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    Re: Drake Swap

    So far it looks like six participants, I swore PROMANO would get in on this with his ISO nymph. Dont be shy guys I will extend this swap to include all 2XL Mayflies so that include March Browns and Grey Foxes.


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    Re: Drake Swap

    Gents,

    I'm posting this early because this is a pattern I more or less came up with on my own. First time tied, never tried, but I'm pleased with the outcome. I'm hoping you guys will approve and tell me you want one of these in your fly box.

    I looked at a lot of pictures, and from my limited experiences, the majority of Coffin Flies I've seen have not had their wings in an outright spent position, which influenced this tie.

    Without any further hold up, I present Rambler's Coffin Fly...

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    I tied in the wings at roughly a 45 degree angle, and for the material I used two strands of white antron and one strand of black antron. I also included grizzly hackle at the thorax which I trimmed down significantly underneath. I tied this particular one in a size 10 2XL, but I'm thinking 8 2XL for the actual swap.

    Thoughts, comments and anything else welcome. Hope you guys enjoy!

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    Re: Drake Swap

    Quote Originally Posted by theartoflee View Post
    So far it looks like six participants, I swore PROMANO would get in on this with his ISO nymph. Dont be shy guys I will extend this swap to include all 2XL Mayflies so that include March Browns and Grey Foxes.
    When you said Drakes I thought you meant Green and Brown Drakes. Then Jeff K and BHC decided to enter Slate Drakes (ISO's). I'm not a Green or Brown Drake tyer but Slates are another story. Well I guess now that you twisted my arm you can count me in.

    "The great charm of fly fishing is that we are always learning." Theodore Gordon



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    Re: Drake Swap

    Last day to get in on the swap.. will be closing it tomorrow morning.


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    Re: Drake Swap

    Hi,

    I'm in!!

    Big Spinners, of course, unless you guys already have them. Then maybe an emerger.

    If there are only 6 or 7 of us, we could all tye 2 for each person.

    Jim


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