Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by Grayone, Dec 5, 2013.
These are the retired flies form my GR/Snake trip this year.
How did the come to be retired? Nice looking stuff.
Most of them caught fish!
That's a lot of fish.
Why retire them, there's still lots of fish in the water!
That what I thought, but i wanted to be sure. Before I made my own set. Love to duplicate other folks winners
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.
I have to agree......
Great looking batch
Where are the yarnies??
Those still look good to me...I'd give 'em another chance.
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.
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.
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.