2009 Summer Steelhead

Discussion in 'Fly Swaps' started by Thomas Mitchell, May 7, 2009.

  1. Arthur Vakulchik Young Gun

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    lynnwood, wa
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    im new to tying and cant tie any spey flies, so im gonna tie a freight train variation

    arthur
  2. Jake Bannon nymphs for steelhead....

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    puget sound
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    I will be doing a skunk/spey variation or a "mini moal" type fly.
  3. jcalderon Member

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    A JUNGLE NEAR YOU
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    ok. Blue steelie dubbing, grey spey hackle and kingfisher blue wing it is!
  4. Ed Call Mumbling Moderator

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    What a cast of characters this swap has pulled in! I can't wait to see these fly photos.
  5. Matthew Gulbranson Resident Swinger

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    I think I'm gonna do a 'red butt purple peril'. or some variation thereof. And Mumbles, who YOU talking about Characters!!:rofl::p
  6. Ed Call Mumbling Moderator

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    You for one! There are a lot of really good characters...
  7. Matthew Gulbranson Resident Swinger

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    Thanks dude! :thumb: You are as well. I am excited about all these swaps going on right now. I have been a tying machine as of late. Now I'm going to need to get out and fish all of them when they start rolling in!
  8. Arthur Vakulchik Young Gun

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    well i have been done with my flies for a while, but just havnt got around to sending them out yet. but they should be out this week. and again, i cant wait to see the flies. ill try and post a pic later.

    arthur
  9. Richard Torres Active Member

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    I should have my Steelhead bee's (Roderick Haig-Brown style) done by the end of the week.

    Richard
  10. Thomas Mitchell Active Member

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    Western, WA
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    Thx guys. Mine are done as well. I'll start the photographs as soon as I start receiving flies.

    T.
  11. Arthur Vakulchik Young Gun

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    ed, why are you naked in your avatar? kinda creepy... reminds me of buck. :)
  12. Arthur Vakulchik Young Gun

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    i just found out today(well i think) that my flies are a skunk. dont know for sure.

    arthur
  13. joeh New Member

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    Thomas:

    My flies were sent to you this morning. I have included a postage paid return envelope with my flies. I hope you like em. I have attached a picture of the fly if you look closely you can see it in the roof of the steelhead's mouth.

    Joe

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  14. Jeremy Floyd fly fishing my way through life

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    Just finished.

    Originally I was going to send out flies left over from last season. Instead I tied up a bunch of my favorite unweighted swung pattern called the "Half Ass". It is a soft hackle. It was designed for fishing in the surface scum, or the first couple of inches under it. This is one of my three go-to-flies during the warmer part of the fall season in the drainages where the fish are keying on October Caddis. It also makes a great comeback fly after a miss when skating topwater.

    The way I prefer to fish it is to cast about 30 degrees down and acros. Mend once big and let the fly dead drift for a few feet. Fish it all the way to the hangdown and make sure you wait a good few seconds after the fly stops before beginning the next cast. This pattern is generally fished in the slower water where it is partially glassy on top with current lines if fished unweighted with a floating line. It will fish anywhere when using the appropriate sink tip.

    Should have them out in the mail in the next day or so.
  15. Thomas Mitchell Active Member

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    Thanks guys! Matthew dropped his off in person so I'll start photographing and posting to the gallery (already set up) this weekend.

    T.
  16. Jeremy Floyd fly fishing my way through life

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    Headed to the post office this morning.
  17. Eric Tarcha gear whore

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  18. Jake Bannon nymphs for steelhead....

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    finished my flies tonight. After I tied up a couple of spey variations of a green-butt skunk, I decided that I didnt really get what I was looking for. So I settled for a nice, small october caddis type low water soft hackle, hell it might even pass off as a small shrimp as well....you get the idea. Should be in the mail in the next few days.


    Jake
  19. Thomas Mitchell Active Member

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  20. Jeremy Floyd fly fishing my way through life

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    I noticed the pics of my fly weren't up yet so I double checked with my wife that she sent it out the other day. She said it didnt go out until Friday, and that it was $4.00. I only enclosed $2 so I may have to send you a couple more bucks this week.