July Fly Salon

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Stickel.back, Jul 10, 2012.

  1. Stickel.back

    Stickel.back Member

    Sorry I didn't get on it sooner. I have been having some camera troubles, so all I have right now is some older shots.
    Steelhead Wet Flies:
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]Looking forward to seeing some cool flies!
     
  2. Beachmen

    Beachmen Active Member

    very nice. here is my favorite steelhead flies to use and tie. they are not as traditional but they are very affective.
     

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  3. Jack Devlin

    Jack Devlin Active Member

    Is the July salon a Steelhead fly??? I didn't see anything about the July salon???
    Jack
     
  4. Stickel.back

    Stickel.back Member

    Kelvin asked me to start a July fly salon. I chose steelhead wet flies, single hook patterns.
     
  5. Jack Devlin

    Jack Devlin Active Member

    OK, I'm in. Tying steelhead flies this week. Will submit one by Friday.
    Jack
     
  6. Stickel.back

    Stickel.back Member

    Looking for "classic" steelhead flies. Try to keep the big wigglies at a minimum for this one
     
  7. Beachmen

    Beachmen Active Member

    haha okay. i will try.
     
  8. Stickel.back

    Stickel.back Member

    [​IMG]Here are a few of my recent skunks and spades for an up coming summer steelhead trip....
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  9. 1morecast

    1morecast Active Member

    Here are a couple feather wings tyed on AJ#3.
     

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  10. Preston

    Preston Active Member

    Although Harry Lemire is always rmembered for his tied-in-hand Atlantic salmon flies, his legacy included a lot of interesting and innovative steelhead patterns as well. Best-known is probably the Grease-Liner, but here are a couple more; the Thompson River Caddis and the Fall Caddis. The two differ mostly in the Thompson River Caddis' use of pheasant "church window" feathers laid flat and the Fall Caddis' paired and tented hen hackle wings.
     

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  11. Stickel.back

    Stickel.back Member

    All really nice flies! Thank you for the replies!
     
  12. Jack Devlin

    Jack Devlin Active Member

    DSC02810.JPG Not sure if this is a single or multiple entry salon?? Anyway, here are a few. If it is a single entry salon then I'll enter the GREEN SPRUCE.
    As you can see, I've been on a kind of green kick. Not done yet:)
     

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  13. mlwebb

    mlwebb New Member

    Some very nice flies posted so far, here are a few from July:
    First, a Dunt Dee.
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    Next, a Skier, a Dee from the 1884 Fishing Gazette:
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    My first try at an Akroyd:
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    And an unnamed feather body of my own devising, but with some 'classic' inspiration:
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    Again, nice work gentlemen.
    Michael
     
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  14. 1morecast

    1morecast Active Member

    Miwebb,

    All your flies are hot! That feather body fly is off the chart!
     
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  15. Stickel.back

    Stickel.back Member

    How about a bigger profile hair wing?
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  16. Stickel.back

    Stickel.back Member

    Last day for entries! Will pick winner tomorrow morning....
     
  17. Kendz

    Kendz New Member

    Awesome flies everyone!

    thought I'd throw one in for fun.
    This is now the first steelhead fly I've tied. Very much enjoying these Salon threads.
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    mlwebb, never seen anything like that "thorax" on the feather body. Love the look.
     
  18. Stickel.back

    Stickel.back Member

    The winner is mlwebb with his Feather body. A close second, the "Pine Spade", simple, perfect, and just plain fishy! Good work guys
     
  19. Jack Devlin

    Jack Devlin Active Member

    mlwebb. Congrats. Now how about telling/showing us how you tied that wonderful fly.
    Jack
     
  20. mlwebb

    mlwebb New Member

    Thank you gentlemen.
    Hook: Alec Jackson Spey, 1.5
    Tag: silver tinsel, Alec Jackson Buttercup yellow silk floss
    Tail: Crest, died orange-red
    Body: Dyed Starling feathers, tied in individually around the body, finishing with a pinch of black dubbing.
    Hackle: Blue-Eared Pheasant, dyed black
    Collar: Teal flank
    Wing: natural Amherst, dyed Turkey Tail
    Cheeks: Two pheasant rump, dyed black, tented
    Jungle cock
    Dave McNeese's Red Wing (see John Shewey's "Steelhead Flies" for a step by step), and John Popkin Traherne's Chatterer are a couple examples of feather bodies, - when I saw some dyed Starling, it looked ideal for a test of the technique. They require a bit of patience to tie, but really pop in the water :)

    Here is another, in a single body color:

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    Michael