Swap Summerrun Swap

Willie Bodger

Still, nothing clever to say...
I'm in, but like Trevor I could use a suggestion as to what is a good summer steelhead fly... I enjoy these swaps because they get me tying, I get to see what others are doing and builds up my fly box a little faster. The first 2-3 I tie really aren't suitable to pawn off on somebody so those go in my box and then the rest generally at least look acceptable to blind fish...


Active Member
wbodger said:
the rest generally at least look acceptable to blind fish...
As well they should. Blind fish have equal opportunity access to our flies ,don't they ? No? wheres one of them A'turnkneees?? :thumb:

Wow, where to begin? You can take a look at the fly patterns listed off the front page of this site. There are a number of other internet sites with good assortments of patterns -- PM me and I'll give you some URLs. Or check out some books -- Stewart & Allen's "Flies for Steelhead" and Kent Helive's "Steelhead Fly Tying Guide" are two good ones.


PS: That's 11 -- one more and we have a full swap!

Sorry I won't be able to get in on this one. Too many commitments this time of year.

For those who haven't done a swap with Stu before, he runs a first rate swap. Most of what I know about swapmeistering I learned from being in Stu's swaps and watching what he did.


Jerry Daschofsky

Staff member
LOL. I just got off 4 swaps, including a summerrun one. But I guess I'll be game and jump in this one too. LOL. Not sure what I'll tie yet. May do one of my "down and dirty" summerrun patterns. Nothing fancy, but catches fish. But may do one of my summerrun speys. I'll think that over.

mike doughty

Honorary Member
For the first time i am stumped on what i want to tie. i tie pushing 100 flies a week and i think i am starting to get burned out a little. i have tied 5 different patterns for this swap and everytime i tie one i decide that i don't want to tie that one and so on and so on. i started with a bunny spey, then a thor, then a max canyon, then a mover and now am tying one of my own, but am now having doubts about that one. anybody have any input on what they want. this is driving me crazy.
wbodger said:
Don't say those things, you're gonna scare me out of the swap! :D
Not to worry, they are great guys one and all. We just happen to be surrounded by some fantastic dressers of the iron. I'm excited, this is going to be a great swap.


Jerry Daschofsky

Staff member
Problem is what to tie. Was thinking about a steelhead muddler. But not sure. I need to stock up my fly boxes actually for summerruns. So may go with the flow, and whatever moves me to keep tying I'll tie up a dozen more.


Active Member
I'm just tying a Skunk, anyone have the dressing recipe?? :rolleyes: . :rofl: :rofl: got the hooks all prepped tonight--attached :hmmm: :hmmm: now what am I really dressing ? :confused:

Glad you got the call Jerry :thumb: . Jeeez, I was wonderin :beer1:

Looks like a great group for a swap to me ! :beer2: :cool: