2006-07 Beginner/Intermediate Anti-Shack Nasty Marathon Fly Swap

Discussion in 'Fly Swaps' started by Ron Eagle Elk, Sep 17, 2006.

  1. Sourdoughs

    Sourdoughs -Marc Chapman, icthyoantagonist

    Ned, Roadhog: Those "flies" ROCK! Very clever, very well done. :thumb:
  2. Mulligan

    Mulligan Stephen Mull

    Great looking flies! Very creative, I would never have that to put together a whole "scene".
  3. Ned Wright

    Ned Wright New Member

    I don't think that my fly was the best, but I had fun and I'm excited to get my fingers on some quality feathers. Wish we would have seen more tiers involved.

    Kudos to Roadhog for creativity in nativity. He is the reason for the season.

    Looking forward to streamers. I am thinking about clousers. Trying to make a good attempt at some south sound forage fish.

    Ron, sorry about the pipes. And I was frustrated that I couldn't flush my toilet for 2 days.

    Happy New Year,
  4. Ron Eagle Elk

    Ron Eagle Elk Active Member

    Congratulations to both competitors in the tying contest.

    Ned, I hate plumbing work. I'm a cabinet maker, what am I doing messing with pipes and valves?

    Hopefully these guys will let us know how they like the Hackle from Conranch. I'd tell you that it's all I ever use anymore, but I'm biased. Denny and Liz are friends and fishing buddies of mine. Maybe we'll get an unbiased report from the winners.

  5. jessejames

    jessejames Flyslinger

    From a past winner of a conranch hackle you guys are in for a treat. Congratulations Ned and Shad: good job. A collection of flies in each scene I would have never thought of that.
    jesse clark
  6. Ron Eagle Elk

    Ron Eagle Elk Active Member


    Glad to have ya pop in. Yup, both these guys dressed a lot of hooks this year.

  7. DDS

    DDS Member

    How many flies do we need to tie this month? I think we might have lost one. Creative Christmas flies!
  8. Ron Eagle Elk

    Ron Eagle Elk Active Member

    I thought we may have lost one too, but we are still at ten, according to a recent PM.

    Streamers! I love streamers.

  9. Calvin1

    Calvin1 Member

    My streamers are in the mail tomorrow. I was trying something new and my skills at doing it evolved during the tying. My apologies to anyone who gets one that is sub par, though I think they're all fishable.

  10. Ron Eagle Elk

    Ron Eagle Elk Active Member

    Sweet Cal. Looking forward to seeing them. I'll see if I can spot the beginning fly.

  11. James Mello

    James Mello Inventor of the "closed eye conjecture"

    Just to clarify, do steelhead flies count as "streamers"?
  12. Calvin1

    Calvin1 Member


    If you can spot the beginning fly, make sure to send it back to me!
  13. Ron Eagle Elk

    Ron Eagle Elk Active Member


    Man, I tried to find it, but they all look good to me. I've never seen that variation before. Should be a killer. Nicely done.

  14. Calvin1

    Calvin1 Member

    Glad you liked it, thanks Ron. I was trying to add bulk to the head in an easier and more material efficient way than spinning hair and came up with this.
  15. Anyfish

    Anyfish Fishing with the kids


    New pattern for me. I sent it out today. I tied 12, so feel free to keep the spares.
  16. Ned Wright

    Ned Wright New Member

    Mine are going out tomorrow.

    Ron, hopefully there will be a plastic box covered with a roll of tape in you mailbox on Monday:)

  17. Ron Eagle Elk

    Ron Eagle Elk Active Member

    James, steelhead flies? Absolutely!

    Good going guys. Looking forward to seeing everyones flies. The mailbox was starting to whine about being empty.

  18. Mark Ritari

    Mark Ritari Trouthunter

    i just have to glue the tails and theyre set, so ill put them in the mail on monday.
  19. Ron Eagle Elk

    Ron Eagle Elk Active Member


    Uh, glue the tails? Sounds interesting.

  20. roadhog

    roadhog professional freight relocator

    hey ron mine went out friday. should be there any day now. got really sick of tying pink on this set. thanx roadhog :thumb: