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I want to host a fly swap with a Coho theme for the fall. This is a great way to sample a variety of flies and share your flies with others. Here's how I've done them before we can open it to ten tyres, more if we have more people, and of any ability. Each person ties 9 flies of their choice that follows the Coho theme and sends them to the host in a self-addressed return envelope. Once the host receives all the flies they get divided and sent back in the self addressed envelope. I’d like to set a due date for late September so we can all have our flies for October. If anyone’s interested PM me and I’ll send you more information.
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Since I don't tie my own flies, ( Imagine that?) could I still send nine of my favourite fly? :?:
Sounds like a great idea! Then, we should keep logs on what fly catches the most fish!
Fish Finder does a really nice tie called a "coho blue" and I have caught more coho and pink salmon with this fly than any other in the box.......Ortho 8)
 

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So far here's who's in for the swap:
Bead Head
Professor1
Fishortho
Wookie
I want to set a due date for the third week in September so wee have time to fish these flies in October so I'll leave this open until Monday September 4 after that will have a good idea of how many flies to tie. If we don;t get enough people we can always tie two differnt patterns each. Anyways if you have any questions just PM me.
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Okay this is starting to pan out rather well so far we have 7 people:
Bead Head (host)
Fly Fishin Magician
Fish Finder
Wookie
Fish Ortho
ProfessorI
Rmpearson12
Phearless (flyfishbc)
Leaving only three spots left to fill by September 4th. Just to clarify a few things if we get ten people we will each have to tie nine flies of the same pattern. This can be any pattern of your choice the fits into the Coho theme. I've also listed some simple guide lines that will help this go a little smoother.
1. Flies will be tied according to the specific rules of the swap.
(Dry fly, Wet fly, Nymph, streamer, Etc.)
2. (Toe tag flies) each fly will need to have a small piece of paper attached to the bend of the hook with the swappers name on it. (This makes it easy for the host to divide up prior to being sent back)
3. Flies will be mailed in a crushproof box. Altoids cans are perfect (Please no expensive Trout fly cases)
4. Box will be sent to the host (with a stamped self-addressed envelope)
(Do not put postage money in envelope)
5. Flies will be mailed before deadline date.
As for the dead line date I'm thinking around the 22nd of September after September 4th we can set a firm deadline. When you finish your flies PM me and I'll send you shipping information or if you have any questions.
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Only one spot left:
Bead Head
Fly Fishin Magicin
Fish Finder
Wookie
Fish Ortho
ProfessorI
Rmpearson12
Phearless
Dinsdale Pirana
So its starting to look like we will each be tying 9 flies of the pattern of our choosing under the Coho theme. Remember flies must be sent no later than September 22.
Thanks to everyone who's participating
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Well we've got our ten tyres so this swap is full.
Bead Head (host)
Fly Fishin Magician
Fish Finder
Wookie
Fish Ortho
ProfessorI
Rmpearson12
Phearless
Dinsdale Pirana
Sparky
Thanks to every one whos participating and remember all flies must be sent out by September 22nd if you have any questions just Pm me. Let me know when your done your flies and I'll send you shipping information.
PS I thinking the next swap will be your favorite Skagit river fly let me know what you think
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Just make sure thosw hooks aren't dull FFM...
Hey FF! You wouldn't be referring to those rolled muddlers I gave you last year would you? You know - last year when we were with fishinfreak? If so - I agree! I'll never use those dang hooks again! But you have to admit - they hooked fish... :) . Just think of them as "catch and release" flies! :lol:
 

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can one put an order in here to buy a whole wack of these flys you guys are making? i'm so itching on getting my hands on this christmas tree fly you all speak so highly of!

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CK Head over to Riverside Fly and Tackle, Searun Fly and Tackle , Berry's, Freds or Reaction depending on where you are located. They will all be able to help you out.
 

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so professori the christmas tree fly is not one made buy one of the guys on the forum? i can find it anywhere?
 

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The X-mas tree is a standard pattern that you can find at any fly shop (as well as other patterns previously mentioned). There are variations to the pattern. However, I find that my own pattern works better - mainly because I take more time to add extra knots and properly finish the fly making it more durable. Don't get me wrong. One good fish can ruin almost any fly with a single bite! In general, flies that you tie yourself tend to be more durable than the store bought patterns, which I find to be often "overdressed" as well. However, if you go to a fly shop and ask for patterns, or substitutes, you should be able to find what you're looking for... :wink: .
 

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This is basically the fly you are asking about.
 
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