March Fly Salon: Salmon Fry

Discussion in 'Patterns' started by Steve Knapp, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. Steve Knapp

    Steve Knapp Beach Bum

    READ THIS FIRST:

    http://www.washingtonflyfishing.com/board/showthread.php?t=83949

    All right here we go, March is 4 weeks of miserable weather and many times miserable fishing.... but soon April hits and the Salmon Fry run into the Sound with relentless Coastal Cutthroat chasing them. This months Salon is Salmon Fry. I was going to call it Chum Salmon Fry, but with the incredible pink salmon patterns being created on another thread I didn't think it should be limited.

    The winner is the guy who creates a pattern that sends me straight to the vise and forces me to lose sleep until I get a chance to test it. Looking forward to the patterns and ideas.

    For inspiration I added a picture of Bob Triggs' classic Chum Baby (I tied it so don't get too excited, it's pretty rough). I also included a Salmon Fry pattern I've been working on, untried and unproven.

    Thanks
    Steve
     
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  2. Steve Rohrbach

    Steve Rohrbach Puget Sound Fly Fisher

    Congratulations Steve, I am tempted to take my vise to Gettysburg this week but I will have to live vicariously through WFF. I have been tying some fry. Fry Slider anyone?
    I look forward to seeing your new flat wing when I get back.
     
  3. McNasty

    McNasty Canyon Lurker

    gonna have to get in on this one to!
     
  4. pfournier

    pfournier Do it outside!

    What's the fur on the Chum Baby? Fox?
     
  5. Steve Knapp

    Steve Knapp Beach Bum

    Squirrel Tail.
     
  6. Link is dead
     
  7. kelvin

    kelvin Active Member

    and can I enter this one?


    O pinkfryy.jpg P5200233.JPG ne Feather Flatwing
     
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  8. Steve Knapp

    Steve Knapp Beach Bum

    Great flatwing Kelvin, don't know why you wouldn't.
     
  9. Jack Devlin

    Jack Devlin Active Member

    Sorry, I pressed the wrong button and launched the missiles.
     
  10. kelvin

    kelvin Active Member


    nice ties
    is the over wing squirrel?
     
  11. Steve Knapp

    Steve Knapp Beach Bum

    Jackd, that was a great fly(s) any reason you pulled your post?
     
  12. Steve Knapp

    Steve Knapp Beach Bum

    Link above is fixed, thanks Cruncher.
     
  13. Dale Dennis

    Dale Dennis Formally Double-D

    Kelvin as I said on another thread that to me is the cats meow.
    I am sad to say because of some new training I am going through at this time I will be unable to participate for awhile.
     
  14. Jack Devlin

    Jack Devlin Active Member

    I'll try it again. Here is my "entry" for the March salon:
     

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  15. Steve Knapp

    Steve Knapp Beach Bum

    Kicking this thread back to life, 10 days left.
     
  16. Steve Rohrbach

    Steve Rohrbach Puget Sound Fly Fisher

    Steve, I am working on an entry.
    Think topwater.
     
  17. Rob Ast

    Rob Ast Active Member

    I took am working on a pattern. Have the style picked, still working on material preferences.
     
  18. Rob Ast

    Rob Ast Active Member

    Here is my craft-fur pink fry. Total length is approx 2".
    IMG_0671.JPG
     
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  19. kelvin

    kelvin Active Member

    Rob nice bug!
     
  20. Jack Devlin

    Jack Devlin Active Member

    Rob. Nice tie. That's a fish catcher for sure!