GR flies

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by Grayone, Dec 5, 2013.

  1. Grayone Fishin' to the end, Oc.P

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    These are the retired flies form my GR/Snake trip this year. IMGP1860.JPG IMGP1861.JPG
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  2. David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

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    How did the come to be retired? Nice looking stuff.
  3. Grayone Fishin' to the end, Oc.P

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    David.....
    Most of them caught fish!
  4. fish-on Waters haunt me....

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    That's a lot of fish.:)
  5. slim Fish or Ski...Fish or ski....fish!

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    Why retire them, there's still lots of fish in the water!
  6. David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

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    That what I thought, but i wanted to be sure. Before I made my own set. Love to duplicate other folks winners :)
  7. Grayone Fishin' to the end, Oc.P

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    That ugly skunk with no wing works very well. I tied it after reading Steelhead Fishing Nez Perce Country. It was an original tie for the area. I have used it for three years now. I did not tie the muddler....I only paid 50 cents for it.
  8. Matthew LeBret Active Member

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    I have to agree......
    Great looking batch
  9. Irafly Active Member

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    Where are the yarnies??
  10. Christian Brewer Super Slacker

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    Those still look good to me...I'd give 'em another chance.
  11. Salmo_g Active Member

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    All my retired flies are either bent, broken, or lost. With lost claiming the majority. I keep flies in service long after their "pull" date.

    Sg
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  12. Grayone Fishin' to the end, Oc.P

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    I'm retired and need something to do most of the time. Hence, flies that hook or land steelhead are retired so that I can tie more.
  13. Nooksack Mac Active Member

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    Good idea, Grayone. I'd consider washing, blow-drying, and primping these, then mounting them in a frame, perhaps with a photo or two of the rivers. Then tie new, improved(?) versions of the ones that worked.