Green Butt Skunk variation swap

Discussion in 'Fly Swaps' started by NomDeTrout, Feb 10, 2010.

  1. Trevor Thorp

    Trevor Thorp Happy to be home in the NW

    It would be nice to have all these skunks for the Hoh Down.
     
  2. Rob Ast

    Rob Ast Active Member

    Agreed on finishing before the Hoh down. 9 flies just don't take all that long to tie.
     
  3. NomDeTrout

    NomDeTrout Fly Guy Eat Pie

    Alright. If everyone agrees. I am setting the deadline at first Sat of March (6th)
     
  4. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

    Done, 9 on the rotator drying now. I'll tag and send as soon as you PM or post your addy NdT! Not exactly a traditional but you'll recognize them. I need to move my tying stuff out of the garage, freaking froze to my tying chair tonight.
     
  5. Rob Ast

    Rob Ast Active Member

    Sweet looking tie Ed.
     
  6. fodf

    fodf Team Umiak

    Guys,

    My 8 fishables are done..I say 8 and fishable because this is my first attempt at this and my offering is not worthy of the contribution to the fundraising cause..not worthy and would be embarrassed based on what I've seen and what you guys can dress. They are not worth mounting but I would fish em..and will with confidence next month. Will get em in the mail on Monday.

    Eric
     
  7. fodf

    fodf Team Umiak

    After sleeping on this post, my ninth tie is drying. I thought wth. Nom, it'll be the one that is barbed..all the others have been pinched for c/r use.

    Eric
     
  8. Rob Ast

    Rob Ast Active Member

    Finished!

    Hook: TMC 7999 sz 6
    Tail: Ostrich Herl
    Butt: Chartreuse ice dub
    Body: UV ice dub black
    Rib: silver tinsel, small
    Hackle: Black strung Chinese rooster
    Wing: Lady Amherst pheasant
     
  9. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

    Oh that is tasty!
     
  10. fodf

    fodf Team Umiak

    All,

    Here is my contribution to the swap..this is my first swap and first GBS, but I think this dog will hunt. They'll go in the mail tomorrow.
    Hook - AJ 2051 sz 1.5
    Thread - Red UNI-Thread 6/0
    Tail - Red hen hackle
    Rib - Silver oval tinsel
    Butt - Green silk
    Body - Black medium chenille
    Wing - Black marabou topped with white marabou

    Eric
     
  11. Rob Ast

    Rob Ast Active Member

    Eric - looks good, like the variety we're getting so far.
     
  12. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

    More tasty flies. Very nice.
     
  13. fodf

    fodf Team Umiak

    Mine mailed yesterday. Hey guys, that was fun figuring out a pattern that I would be confident fishing, let alone sharing, given my yet miniscule array of materials. For my first swap I'm glad i tried this one..bigger is better for me. And I like the looks of the "traditional" looking salmon, spey, dee ideas. Can't wait to see the rest, and better yet give them the test on the coast next month. Bring on the Hoh down..can't wait.
    Eric
     
  14. NomDeTrout

    NomDeTrout Fly Guy Eat Pie

    Getting some great flies in. Everybody's is looking great...now mine looks like shit :/

    Is everyone going to be able to meet the 6th deadline? Haven't heard much back from some members.
    If not...if everyone is ok, we can delay it another week or something and I can send it out and hope it gets to everyone befroe the Hoh Down.
     
  15. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

    I'm really hoping to have them in hand before the Hoh Down. Not sure how much I'll fish them, but I can't fish them if they are still sitting in a vise, postal envelope or someone else's living room...Nothing breaks the skunk like a green butt skunk.
     
  16. Whit

    Whit 19D

    I almost forgot to post a picture!
    Uni 3/0 black thread
    Sz 6 Diachi 2441 salmon hooks
    Red hackle
    Lt olive quick decent
    Black hare tron
    Black hackle
    Elk hair

    They are otw!
     
  17. fodf

    fodf Team Umiak

    Whit, nice tie dude. Like Ed, wanna try em on the Hoh.
     
  18. NomDeTrout

    NomDeTrout Fly Guy Eat Pie

    Hey Guys, looks like everyones done and shipped out. I should have them today when I get home. I'll sort them all out and have it shipped out mid week.
    Thanks everyone! I may be PMing you for some additional information on material for when I send it out to Joel from RoyalTreatment Fly Fishing.
    Thanks!
     
  19. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

    Excellent...will have a compliment of GBS for the Hoh Down too!
     
  20. NomDeTrout

    NomDeTrout Fly Guy Eat Pie

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    here is my set I'll be sending out!