October Fly Salon - Green Butt Skunk

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by floydiology, Oct 1, 2013.

  1. floydiology board to the new

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    Since I am new to the Fly Salon, I'm glad the instructions were posted after the General Practitioner, otherwise we may have had an orphaned custom here at my expense.

    I ran a search to make sure that I don't repeat a theme. I know steelhead wet flies have already been done, but if we tighten our resolution, we can have a theme within a theme. So, I present this months Salon - Dan Callahan's Green Butt Skunk. I have seen hundreds of renditions of the theme and Joel La Follette has a display of them in his Royal Treatment Fly Shop. Some of them are out there and some adhere to tradition. It doesn't matter what your take of the theme is, as long as it looks like a Green Butt Skunk.

    I divide my time equally between tradition and innovation.
    Here are two version of mine.
    Pro Tube - GB Skunk
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    And something a bit more formal
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    Have fun
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  2. Irafly Active Member

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    Three months of steelhead swinging patterns... Bummer! Time to tie my Greenbuttronomid!
  3. Chris Johnson Member: Native Fish Society

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    Great choice, on of my favorite patterns.
  4. floydiology board to the new

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    who said it had to be a steelhead fly? It could be a green butt stonefly? anything goes. Saltwater fly? Green Butt Crab? Green Butt Bass Popper....you get my drift.
  5. plaegreid Saved by the buoyancy of citrus

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    Green-Butt Puget. kind of a crummy photo, cuz the biots on top blend in with the partridge. Oh well.

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  6. David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

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    I give you the "Green Butt WTF." Flashy string leech FTW.

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  7. constructeur Active Member

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    Is that what happens when you leave a jar of Nutella in front of a spade fly?
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  8. David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

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    Shhhh....that was a secret :)
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  9. Jack Devlin Active Member

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    Withdrawing from salon.
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  10. Thomas Williams Habitual Line Stepper

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    Jack what program or app are you using to create that effect of your photo?
  11. Thomas Williams Habitual Line Stepper

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  12. Jack Devlin Active Member

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    I know there has got to be a hook in there somewhere.
    Jack
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  13. David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

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    Yep, its super stealth.
  14. Jack Devlin Active Member

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  15. Rob Ast Active Member

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    Look back through the fly swap galleries. I think we did a GBS swap a few years ago.
  16. Rob Ast Active Member

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    Doh, just went back and looked. Swap was in 2010, but looks like photos were never posted.
  17. floydiology board to the new

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    Darn, I performed a search and didn't find any evidence but thought it was an obvious choice and would have been done before. Oh well, be creative as you can and think outside the box. Lets see something other than steelhead flies posted?
  18. Jack Devlin Active Member

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    What hook is that? An Owner? I like the pattern and can see it done in a variety of colors.
    Jack
  19. Scudley Do Right Member

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    Does a Clouser qualify?

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  20. David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

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    The Green But WTF was designed from post spawn Sheefish. :p
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