Cutthroat Fly Swap

Discussion in 'Fly Swaps' started by Jake Smulkowski, Mar 20, 2007.

  1. Jake Smulkowski Throwing hoppers into baetis falls

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    Coeur d'Alene, ID
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    **REVISION**
    Swap closed. We have 7 tiers. Let's tie a dozen a piece so each participant gets 2 of that special pattern you whip up. If you can have them to me by May 25, they should be on your doorstep or in your mailbox by the 2nd of June - that fateful Saturday where it all hits the fan.

    Shipping Address:
    Jake Smulkowski
    422 E Lewis St.
    Moscow, ID 83843

    Good afternoon!

    I would like to play swapmaster for a cutthroat fly swap. Here is my thought - many of us have favorite flies for some of those streams like Kelly Crick, the Joe, NF CDA, MF Salmon, etc. Those of you who fish the westside may have a special fly for those resident cutts. Of course, your chosen fly would vary throughout the year, but we all have a special spot for that one fly that we are truly confident with. Maybe it's a classic like a yellow humpy or BWO, maybe it's a summer fly like a Madame X or a stimulator or parachute hopper. Maybe you have a killer 'Tober caddis imitation. "Maybe it's something really cool that I don't even know about." Tie up your favorite, your most productive, or your most innovative. Let's gauge the interest prior to April 1st and set a date of May 25 to get them in so we can fish them when June hits.

    My hope is that we might be able to introduce each other to patterns that we might not know because they are innovative, or because they are not used in our region very often. How about if we tie 2 flies of one pattern per participant.

    1. Jake Smulkowski - St. Joe Sculpin
    2. roadhog - Orange Crush
    3. stclairj - TBD
    4. seanengman - Thunder Creek Silver Shiner
    5. baitwaister - TBD
    6. scottflycst- TBD
    7. Ned and Jane - TBD
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  2. roadhog professional freight relocator

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    spokane valley wa
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    hey i'll jump in on this on. i love to fish the summer on the NF CDA. how about an "orange crush". thats what the inventer called it when he gave me one. and a .... guess i'll have to decide later on the second one.
  3. James St. Clair stclairj

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    Yakima, WA
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    Jake-

    Im down for this one. Put me down for something, I am still thinking about which pattern I want to tie, got quite a few to choose from. Hopefully we can get some more people.

    James
  4. seanengman Trout have no politics

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    davenport, wa
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    I'm in with a thunder creek silver shiner.
  5. Dick Ross Member

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    Sandpoint, ID
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    Count me in! I love Cutties! Especially the ones that live WAY up in the headwaters of those rivers early in the season. Hungry and huge, my favorite two H words. I will decide and let you know exactly what pattern later.
  6. roadhog professional freight relocator

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    hey baitwaister what about Hooters:eek: :eek:
  7. Jake Smulkowski Throwing hoppers into baetis falls

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    All right! Starting to fill up a bit here. I can't wait to see everyone's wonderful ties. A little under a week left until we close up the swap.

    Jake
  8. scottflycst Active Member

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    Ozark Mtn springwater
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    Is this swap closed or are you still taking on tiers?
  9. Ned Wright New Member

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    Tenino, WA
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    I'm in if you still are taking...
  10. Jake Smulkowski Throwing hoppers into baetis falls

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    Sweet, Scottflycst and Ned and Jane! Let's do it up.
  11. Jake Smulkowski Throwing hoppers into baetis falls

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    Swap closed. We have 7 tiers. Let's tie a dozen a piece so each participant gets 2 of that special pattern you whip up. If you can have them to me by May 25, they should be on your doorstep or in your mailbox by the 2nd of June - that fateful Saturday where it all hits the fan. I will send out a PM to all participants with my contact info.
  12. James St. Clair stclairj

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    Yakima, WA
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    OK, I have a lot of patterns I use, and some are for smaller rivers and some for larger. Maybe if everyone could say what type of river they are most often going to be fishing these flies in that would help me decide. Large River (Yakima sized, 1500-4000cfs), medium river (Bitterroot, 250-1500cfs), or small river (Teanaway River, 50-450cfs). Basically I don't want to tie up a bunch of gigantic chernobyl type flies or streamers if most of us fish little creeks. Talk to you all soon, this should be fun!

    James
  13. Jake Smulkowski Throwing hoppers into baetis falls

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    Good point, James. I generally fish medium and small streams...but I still throw some big junk through those deep holes on Kelly Creek and other small streams.
  14. scottflycst Active Member

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    Ozark Mtn springwater
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    Jake, right on! got your msg. Sounds like most of you fish fresh water cutts. I'll tie for that. Lots of great patterns to choose from, I'll send you guys a few hotties you may not have seen/fished before.
  15. Ned Wright New Member

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    Tenino, WA
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    I'm a creek junkie...
  16. roadhog professional freight relocator

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    spokane valley wa
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    smaller river north fork cda, st. joe. and that sort of water
  17. luckybalbowa Member

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    Kamas, Utah
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    this should be an easy swap considering that cutts will eat just about anything! :) (j/k.... I would like to see some end results on this, especially with the flies sticking out of a cutts mouth!)
  18. Jake Smulkowski Throwing hoppers into baetis falls

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    Anybody started tying yet? I'm about to get started on my sculpins.
  19. seanengman Trout have no politics

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    davenport, wa
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    start tying?! whats the address to ship to?
  20. Jake Smulkowski Throwing hoppers into baetis falls

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    My address is:

    Jake Smulkowski
    422 E Lewis St.
    Moscow, ID 83843