Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Instagram Fly Swap II

- Instagram Fly Swap II -
In mid-August, Morgan Kupfer of Tight Lined Tales of a Fly Fisherman and originator of the first Instagram Fly Swap, put out the call for a second Instagram Fly Swap. Previous and new tiers signed up. Baitfish and carp patterns were picked and the group of 11 tiers got rolling.

Below are the tiers and their patterns for the swap. Like the first swap, I was blown away by the quality and unique patterns that everyone put forward. Great work by all!

I've added recipes/links if available. I also took some creative liberties and made up names for flies that came without names or recipes. 



I'll continue to update the post as recipes are sent to me.

@TLTFF - Morgan
Instragram Fly Swap creator and host.
Also found online at:
Tight Lined Tales of a Fly Fisherman,
Facebook Page
Twitter @tltff
@TLTFF Flies 
Bloody Mary
John Montana's Soft Hackle
Double Eyed Clouser
Backstabber (Jay Zimmerman)
Hook: #08-04 Tiemco 2499SP or Gamakatsu SL45
Thread: UTC 140
Eyes: Lead Dumbell Eyes
Body: Hares Ear Dubbing
Tail: Marabou
Collar: Hen or Partridge Hackle


@mgoblue_mg - Mario
Second time in the swap.




@mgoblue_mg Flies

Hook: Orvis 9034, Size2
Eyes: Dumbells
(Tied on top to keep the fly riding hook up)
Thread: UNI 6/0
Stinger Loop: Berkley Fireline 30lb OG Black or 30 lb Braid
Under Tail Flash: Flashabou Splash in Gold or Copper
Tail: Barred Rabbit Strip
Body: Rabbit Strip wrapped
Collar: Mallard or Wood Duck Flank
Pec Fins: 2 Grizzly Marabou feathers one on each side
Legs: 2 Silli Legs tied in on each side
Head: Rabbit cut off hide and spun in a dubbing loop then wrapped around eyes
Wings: 2 Grizzly hackles tied in "Intruder" style with tips clipped
Flash: 2 Strands of Red Holographic Flashabou 3-4 Strands of Gold Holographic

Conehead Bunny Muddler
Hook: Tiemco 5263, Size 2
Cone: Large
Tail: Rabbit Zonker
Body: Dubbing
Legs: Round Rubber Legs
Gills: Red Flash or Ice Dub
Head: Deer Hair

Hook: Tiemco 200R, size 4
Thread: Black 6/0
Eyes: Yellow Beadchain (large) - use various sizes to match needed weight
Tail: Pinch of marabou with red Krystal Flash (6 to 8 strands)
Wire: Light copper to cover and protect the peacock body
Body: Peacock herl, 3-4 long pieces
Inner Hackle: Light yellow mallard flank
Hackle Flash: 6-8 strands Krystal Flash (color to match tail)
Outer Hackle: Pheasant body feather
Head: Peacock herl (twisted on thread and wrapped around eyes)


Thread: UNI-thread 6/0, Burnt Orange
Tail: Medium Sile Legs, Hot Orange
Body: Blended Dubbing, Burnt Orange
Thorax: Pheasant Body Feather
Head: Orange Beadchain


@addiberry1 - Addison
First time in the swap.





@addiberry1 Flies
Made up Fly Names (real ones pending)
Don King
Conehead Rainbow Fry
Blue Dad
Little Pink Pill

@redscottage - Amanda
First time in the swap.
Also found online at:
Red's Cottage
Facebook Page
Twitter @Reds_Cottage


@redscottage Flies
Craft Fur “Small” Bait Fish (Paul Dinice)
Hook: Mustad # 34007 (SW), size 4.
Thread: Danville’s 3/0 or Monocord, White.
Body: Kreinik Metallics tyers ribbon, White.
Under Wing: White craft fur.
Flash: A combo of gold/copper krystal flash, flash-a-bou, & angel hair.
Over Wing: Olive craft fur over which is placed a few strands of peacock herl.
Head: White thread built up with reflective eyes and epoxied head.

Admiral Akbar (Jean-Paul Lipton aka Roughfisher)
Hook: Orvis 1523 dry fly hook in a size 10
Body: Hare's ice dub in brown orange
Thread: Orange
Tail: Squirrel tail
Collar: Pheasant feathers
Head: Beadchain


@phisherman79 - Jason
First time in the swap.






@phisherman79 Flies
Made up Fly Names (real ones pending)
Olive Marabou Carp Bug
Burnt Orange Deerhead Dad
Chartreuse Minnow
Red Eyed Jack


@warmwaterchronicles - Ian
First time in the swap.
Also found online at:
Warmwater Chronicles
Facebook Page


@warmwaterchronicles Flies

Hook: Tiemco 200R, size 4
Thread: Black 6/0
Eyes: Yellow Beadchain (large) - use various sizes to match needed weight
Tail: Pinch of marabou with red Krystal Flash (6 to 8 strands)
Wire: Light copper to cover and protect the peacock body 
Body: Peacock herl, 3-4 long pieces
Inner Hackle: Light yellow mallard flank
Hackle Flash: 6-8 strands Krystal Flash (color to match tail)
Outer Hackle: Pheasant body feather
Head: Peacock herl (twisted on thread and wrapped around eyes)


Anderson Hammer Head (Ian Anderson) Video
Hook: Mustad R74, Size 4 to 8
Thread: 3/0 Black
Weight: .035 Lead Free Wire, 10 wraps
Eyes: 4 Extra Large Gold Bead Chain
Tail: 4 to 6  pumpkin/black flake Sili Legs, 6 strands of Spirit River Glow-in-the-dark Mylar Motion, Fl. Orange and Fl. Yellow,
Underbody: Brown Sparkle Yarn
Front Body: Crawdad Orange Magnum cut (1/4”) Rabbit Zonker Strip

Peanut Butter (Enrico Pluglisi tying tips)
Hook: Gamakatsu SC15, #2/0
Thread: .006 Mono thread
Gills: EP Silky Fibers or FlyMasters Fish Silk, Red
Flash: Wing N Flash or Hanked Lite-Brite, Pearl
Belly: EP Fibers or FlyMasters Fish Fur, White
Lateral Line: EP Fibers or FlyMasters Fish Fur, Chartreuse 
Back:  EP Fibers or FlyMasters Fish Fur, Baitfish Olive
Eyes: 4.5 mm Doll eyes, Red or 3D Holo stick-on eyes, or 5 mm faceted eyes

Murdich Minnow (video)
Hook: TMC 8089, Size 10
Thread: 3/0, FlyMasters + or GSP, White
Tail Flash: Silver Flashabou over Pearl Flashabou over white bucktail
Collar: Silver Flashabou over White FlyMasters Fur or Ice Fur
Body: Pearl Estaz, top colored with Prisma or Sharpie permanent marker
Eyes: Silver or Pearl 3D molded, size 5.0

@castinglifeaway - Corey
First time in the swap.
Also found online at:
CastingLifeAway
Facebook Page


@castinglifeaway Flies 
Made up Fly Names (real ones pending)
Articulated Muddler
Articulated Nymph
Black Eyed Soft Hackle Bug
Red Eyed Slumpbuster

@prestonthegreat - Parker
First time in the swap.



@prestonthegreat Flies

The Call of Cthulu (Parker Morris)
Hook: #2 Mustad 34011/34007
Tail: Zonker strip, grizzly hackles, and anti-foul mono loop
Body: Underside-rubber legs; Topside-bucktail layered like a Clouser minnow with flash in the middle
Flash: Krystal Flash
Eyes: Painted lead dumbbell 



Zimmerman's Backstabber (Jay Zimmerman)
Hook: #08-04 Tiemco 2499SP or Gamakatsu SL45
Thread: UTC 140
Eyes: Lead Dumbell Eyes
Body: Hares Ear Dubbing
Tail: Marabou
Collar: Hen or Partridge Hackle


@ginclear - Dean
Second time in the swap.
Also found online at:
Gin Clear Blog
Facebook Page
Twitter @deanwo



@ginclear Flies

Hook: Tiemco 811S size 2 
Thread: White 3/0, Monocord 
Tail:  Monoflash, Silver Shad 
Body:  Blood Marabou, Dark and Light Olive, wrapped as a hackle 
Collar: Wood Duck, wrapped as a hackle

Hook: Mustad 9674 size 4 
Thread: Head - Red 6/0, 70 Denier Body - Black 3/0, Monocord 
Head: Large Black Conehead 
Tail Flash:  Flashabou, June Bug 
Tail/Body:  Black Rabbit or Mink Micro Strips 
Body Dub: Olive or your choice 
Wing: Moose Hair 
Head: Spun Deer Hair, Trimmed

Carpe Diem (Matt Wormell)
Hook: Tiemco 800S size 6 
Thread: Black 6/0, 70 Denier 
Eyes: Bead Chain Black 
Tail:  Dark Olive Marabou 
Body:  Cross Cut Rabbit Strip Olive or Gold Variant, wrapped 
Legs: Buggy Nymph Legs, Orange 


Carp Candy (Variation from Andy Sutthoff)
Hook: Tiemco 2457 size 8 
Thread: Brown 6/0, 70 Denier 
Eyes: Bead Chain Silver 
Tail:  Olive Rabbit Guard Hair from Zonker Strip 
Body:  Mix of Olive & Ice Dub 
Rib: Vinyl Rib, Medium, Brown 
Legs: Rabbit Guard Hair tied behind eyes beard style 

Finally, I wanted to include our tiers that got screwed by their delivery service. I know they put in the time to produce some great ties, but their deliveries got lost in transit. Hopefully I'll be able to update the post with their ties in the near future.

@cptxkirk - Kirk
Online at:
Empty Fly Box
@litlchuck - Charles
Online at:
Chasing Tail Media
Facebook Page
Twitter @chasingtailmda




Instagram Fly Swap III is currently ongoing hosted by @flyfishing84, Steven of Fly Hook Chronicles. I sat out on this round but look forward to Instagram Fly Swap IV this winter.