Swap Great Lakes Steelhead Fly Swap Beginner to Expert join in have fun

#16
How about two patterns I have never tied before.

Head Banger Hex and the Cerise Lifter? I found both these patterns searching the net for Great Lake Steelhead patterns. I think they both look nifty.

:)
awsome i have never herd of them...ill be looking forward to seeing them and learning!
 

Ed Call

Well-Known Member
#19
Just F.Y.I. last swap I was in USPS lost my package.
When does the USPS have to give up their United States name? Over time I've seen their services degrade. They should start sponsoring another cycling team or something because bike couriers get the job done better at times.
 
#20
I'm tying eggs, Tequila Flashes, and egg- sucking leaches.
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awsome....

hopefully we get some more guys to chime in and add some flies...

i recieved a twisted stone on one if the fly swaps and i was and had my best day yet on the stream with that one fly.....untill it finally got snapped off on a run under a tree
 
#21
When does the USPS have to give up their United States name? Over time I've seen their services degrade. They should start sponsoring another cycling team or something because bike couriers get the job done better at times.
ha th efunny thing is i stopped useing UPS cause they LOST alot of items..

i had a very expensive computer and tuning software for my darg car that was lost on a plane that fell behind somewere on the plane..two weeks later maintance found the package,,,
 
#23
hey i would like to join. this is my first swap and im fairly new to tying but i would really like to join. not sure what i would tie yet
 

Ed Call

Well-Known Member
#24
I forgot to mention, I'm tying my new favorite pattern from board member Cougar97. His fly is called "The Precious" I likely will tie one exactly like his pattern and another in a color variant (if I have time to tie two sets) or one smaller unweighted and another larger weighted version.
 

flybill

Purveyor of fine hackle, wine & cigars!
#25
I hesitated to join this swap, since I really didn't know much about flies for the Great Lakes. However it's been fun to look through the books that I have and do some research online as well. One of the cool sites that I've found, with pictures, is http://www.jagflyco.com/jagfly_co_assortments.htm.

Another main thing I've learned is that the flies are smaller (4-8, at least for streamers and spey flies) than what we use out here for steelhead, particularily winter steelhead. It also looks like there are more natural colors and flash used.

A lot of egg patterns, beads and streamers seem prevelant as well, but there are some that swing for steel.

Anyway, I'll be tying a small marabou, with some temple dog and flash. I've got my colors in mind, and will leave it as a surprise I think and am not sure if I'll follow a specific pattern or just tie a smaller version of a NW fly.

Maybe this will just be an excuse for a trip up there in the next year or two! :beer2:
 
#27
I forgot to mention, I'm tying my new favorite pattern from board member Cougar97. His fly is called "The Precious" I likely will tie one exactly like his pattern and another in a color variant (if I have time to tie two sets) or one smaller unweighted and another larger weighted version.
iagree That's a good idea. I have some variants, look totally different.
 

Ed Call

Well-Known Member
#28
I have tied up 5 steelie blue "the precious" and 5 purple variations of "the precious". I'm considering tying a third set in another color, we'll see how my mood goes. If we get more tyers I'll crank out another of each variation as the swap fills. Synister, if you decide to close it at under your target of ten tyers let us all know.
 

hedburner

Active Member
#29
Wasn't going to do another one but what the f. I'm in, something different, maybe new, maybe not, maybe it'll suck but I'm going to call it the DT's worm. It's going to have beads, squiggly rubber legs and in true chuck and duck a bead weight.