Deer Hair Streamer Swap

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  1. rodeo11

    rodeo11 Meat chucker

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    Anyone want to do a streamer swap that somehow incorporates deer hair. Spring is coming soon and those bows will be in spawning mode ready to hit a big ol' streamer. I am a big fan of Kelly Galloup's flies and techniques and a lot of his flies have deer hair of some sort in them. Plenty of options to create a streamer from deer, bucktails, collar and heads, spinning, etc. Whatever you choose as long as it has deer. The fly could be one of your own creations or one that is known.

    Looking for maybe up to 10 participants or maybe more if needed.

    Weather is terrible, at least over here on the eastside, might as well fill up that fly box with some meaty flies!! I am thinking of the due date to be March 8 or sooner if everyone can agree to an earlier date.

    First timer for hosting a swap but knows how it works and I will check daily on the progress of the swap.

    :beer2:

    Jason
     
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    Cameron Derbyshire Steelhead, Classic Atlantic salmon flies

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    I'm up for another swap; just got done with one, ready for more.
     
  3. rodeo11

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    Come on and join people. I know working with deer hair can be intimidating to some people so if you have little experience working with it you should join and gain some experience. This swap is for tyers of all skill type.


    Cameron - unknown
    Jason - Wooly Sculpin
    WPEB - Kiwi muddler

    We need plenty more tyers!

    Jason
     
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    Ill get in on this. Maybe a kiwi muddler?
     
  5. rodeo11

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    Well I guess I will give this swap a few more days and see if we can't get anymore tyers otherwise I will just cancel the swap due to lack of interest.

    Jason
     
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    seanengman Trout have no politics

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    Count me in. I like buck tail so I will tie a clouser or some weird variation.
     
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    Cameron - unknown
    Jason - Wooly Sculpin
    WPEB - Kiwi muddler
    seanengman - buck tail

    Need at least 4 more tyers.
     
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    rodeo11 Meat chucker

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    Well we can either cancel this swap due to lack of interest or I was thinking maybe we could do 2 patterns each. What do you guys think?
     
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    seanengman Trout have no politics

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    I'm up for a double if everyone else is. It is depressing when a guy can't get a swap started. I think a lot of folks are set off by the fact that you are fairly new. Usually its the big names that get the big swaps going. Good luck.
     
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    Im good with doing two. You can never have enough streamers.
     
  11. Cameron Derbyshire

    Cameron Derbyshire Steelhead, Classic Atlantic salmon flies

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    I'm up for two patterns. After tying a half dozen Green Highlanders, I can whip these eight streamers in the time it takes to tie on highlander.
     
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    Alright well we are set then, 2 streamers per person. Everyone alright with March 8 as due date? I am gonna start workin on them tonight. I'll stick with the Woolly Sculpin and probably some other sculpin imitation pattern. I am glad we could make this swap work with so few participants, start your tyin and lets see if we can get it done before March 8. :beer2:

    Jason
     
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    seanengman Trout have no politics

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    Got mine done today. Sorry, but my flies aren't all that complex. I like simple. BTW where to ship too.
     
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    Sweet lookin ties man!! Finished mine up last night too. Here's the address to send those beauties.

    Jason Roed
    393 NW Dillon St.
    Pullman, WA 99163
     
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    seanengman Trout have no politics

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    The only deer hair streamer I use for trout is the muddler. Other than that they are all in my bass box. These kill bass like no other. I found that if they are over dressed the spinyrays have a tendency to refuse them. I use just 2 strands of crystal flash and that seems to do the trick. One gentleman was telling me swinging these flies did good on Rufus Woods for trout too.
     
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    In the mail yesterday.
     
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    Do any of you deer hair streamer folks have any tips on how the construct a deer hair wing so that it will not wrap around the hook? I keep playing with this with only moderate success. Any tips would be greatly appreciated. Thanks :)
     
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    Slippery: I am assuming you are talking about bucktail or calftail as the wing. That hair is solid where as the body hair is hollow, except for the tips. When tying in a wing try cutting the hair at a 45 degree angle and then tying it in. This should help hold the bundle on the hook and help prevent slipping around the hook.

    seanengman: Got your flies, nicely done!!
     
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    I was thinking more of the wing wrapping while fishing it. It seems if the bucktail or calftail is the slightest bit longer than the hook, after a couple casts it gets wrapped around the hook and won't fish right anymore. It is annoying to have to stop and unwrap every third or fourth cast.
     
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    Just don't look at the fly. If you don't know its wrapped up, you don't have to untangle it.