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February Fly Swap - Carp Flies


ted4887

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The name of the game is Carp. Post up if you want in. We'll cut off entries by February 3rd. If it works for everyone else, I'm thinking of a due date around March 1st. Any objections?

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Ask and you shall receive I see. Count me in. I'll be tying the garbage pile in either black or green. I love ice fiehing, but I'm looking forward to hitting up some carpy water this summer grin

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count me in... I'll tie up some of the Carp Krap #6.. seemed there were a couple folks interested in that fly and it'll work well as a feedback fly for me to see how well it works come spring

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ha, McPhail is awesome. definitely a good resource, and just fun to listen to.

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1. ted4887 - To be determined

2. gooty - McPhail CrayFish

3. OnAFly - Garbage Pile

4. Ichmesir - carp Krap

5. Slab - backstabber

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1. ted4887 - Landing Strip

2. gooty - McPhail CrayFish

3. OnAFly - Garbage Pile

4. Ichmesir - carp Krap

5. Slab - backstabber

6. Ic3wind - Carpnasty

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I believe the mandatory minimum for a carp in possession of crack is 2 trips to the backing on your 6wt.

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Good to hear Bamskee!

1. ted4887 - Landing Strip

2. gooty - McPhail CrayFish

3. OnAFly - Garbage Pile

4. Ichmesir - carp Krap

5. Slab - backstabber

6. Ic3wind - Carpnasty

7. Wabamskee - Carp slider

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Okay guys, swap registration is closed. Every member will be tying up 6 of their carp flies. I will pm everyone my address where the flies should be sent. Please remember that each box that is sent in will be returned. Please include a pre-paid envelope/box for the flies to be returned in.

1. ted4887 - Landing Strip

2. gooty - McPhail CrayFish

3. OnAFly - Garbage Pile

4. Ichmesir - carp Krap

5. Slab - backstabber

6. Ic3wind - Carpnasty

7. Wabamskee - Carp slider

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Looking forward to new carpin flies. I think the fish were getting tired of eating the same old thing every day wink

I'll post a recipe for my Garbage Pile as well. It's super easy, but a few pics of the process will help with anyone that wants to tie a few of their own.

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I'm leaning towards tying up a few of these things instead of my previous idea.

Any complaints, or suggestions. I can change colors on request.

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I like that pattern ted. Looks ambiguously buggy - carp dig that look.

Finished up my swap patterns last night. I had planned on doin em yesterday but I got distracted. More on that in the whacha tyin section...

Anyway. Here are some of the backstabbers.

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Heh, I tied up a few backstabbers last night while starting to watch the 1st season of Lost. That s*** kept me up until 2 a.m. I think it's going to be a pretty good show.

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I haven't even thought about starting to tie mine yet... I have no ambitions az a ridah... or a tier at the moment

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Tied and mailed. Look out Ted.

I tied mine on a different hook this time. I ran out of my sz8 scud hooks and got a strong recommendation for the sz6 Gammy egg hooks from ones of the guys at the Cabela's fly shop. The hook is a little bit shorter with a wider gap. This should reduce the amount of lost fish, but we'll see what happens.

I also dumped the hackle. After the first use, it blended into the body so much that it was not longer visible and was a pain to tie in. Hopefully these few changes will make a cheaper, easier, higher hook-up fly. These are all good things smile

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Looking forward to seeing them.

@Gooty - your PM box is full. Send me a message and I'll get you my mailing address.

Anyone else that doesn't have my address anymore from the previous fly swap, just let me know.

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This is a really great idea!! Now if only I knew how to tie flies! I'm sure I'll get into that down the road

what are you waiting for? hard water season is the perfect time to learn to tie...

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what are you waiting for? hard water season is the perfect time to learn to tie...

A truer statement has never been said. Nobody likes ice!

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I enjoy the ice, not as much as casting but it passed the time in the MN Winters. Out here all the lakes have Trout so they are a blast to catch through the ice. I have been purchasing a lot of fly fishing stuff the last two days so I'll be out on the rivers here by the beginning of March.

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I enjoy the ice, not as much as casting but it passed the time in the MN Winters. Out here all the lakes have Trout so they are a blast to catch through the ice. I have been purchasing a lot of fly fishing stuff the last two days so I'll be out on the rivers here by the beginning of March.

You're livin in a great spot to pick up the sport.

Welcome to the obsession...

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I got onto a kick and tied a dozen more of my entry for myself. I tend to hook the same submerged steel pole in one certain spot. Ahh, nature. laugh

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ha! Yep. I wonder if that pole is left over from an old birdhouse or something? Not sure what the hell else would be there. I hooked that one a few times at the end of the year, then watched a 14 year old spin fisher hook it a few times (even boated over to help him out once or twice...)

I was telling 'bamski this weekend that as awesome as all thse carp flies are, I catch 95% of em on a garbage pile or lil miss can't be wrong (which is a garbage pile with wood duck hackle collar and Cavalier King Charles dubbing).

Actually I put on a garbage pile yesterday as some Redhorse were swimming by. Had a couple larger ones try to eat it... never hooked one though.

My flyties are still sitting on my counter. All boxed up... but still. on the counter.

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