Sculpin Swap is on

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  1. Stephen Rice

    Stephen Rice Senior Member

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    Looks like we caught Ringlee just in time. Your in James I can't wait to see your flies! so the total now is eleven. remember we have a deadline of mar
    15th so we still have plenty of time.
     
  2. Ringlee

    Ringlee Doesn't care how you fish Moderator Staff Member

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    In the mail via USPS priority. The fly is two tone green bunny fur with a two tone wool/glo bug yarn head. 11 flies plus an extra for Stephen.
    Chris
     
  3. papafsh

    papafsh Piscatorial predilection

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    Mine will be articulated and ugly! and not like any pattern you've seen before. Had a 28" steelie eat one Monday up at Gold Bar.
    I'm waiting till Friday night to start tying 'em up, but they will be ready to go in the mail Monday the 27th.

    LB
     
  4. Will Atlas

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    yeah I'm gonna tie something a little smaller. A beadhead muddler(hairwing). It slays in alpine lakes.
    Will
     
  5. Rory McMahon

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    well im all done with my 11 flies. I just gotta wait for my fly swap container to get back from another swap. The swap was over feb. 15 but i still dont have my flies.

    T990
     
  6. James Mello

    James Mello Inventor of the "closed eye conjecture"

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    damn... took what I wanted to do.... hmmmm what to do, what to do....
     
  7. Stephen Rice

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    Hey did you get your flies from the last swap yet?
     
  8. Rory McMahon

    Rory McMahon Active Member

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    nope im still waiting, apparently someone hasn't turned in their flies and wont say how they're doing, the guy whos running the swap said that hes just gonna send out the flies that he has. So im thinking next week.

    T990
     
  9. Stephen Rice

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    Ringlee I got your flies today. All I can say is "Wow" those are awesome! I got to start retying mine again ! mine look like little turds compared to yours :clown:
     
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    Ringlee Doesn't care how you fish Moderator Staff Member

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    They got there fast! Thanks. I messed around with the two tone colors and I think they came out really good.
    Chris
     
  11. Will Atlas

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    I was thinking about tying a skating skulpin, maybe next time. I tied some tonight...here's a photo. James wasnt that monster fly you were swinging on the peninsula a wool head? I'd love to have one of those!
     

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    I hate this swap. J/K Not only are my patterns a pain to tie because I am using three colors of wool, but then I just cut the crap out of my finger trimming some wool.:beathead: I'll be done in a few days I suspect. They are a little more conservative than I planned, just a nice sculpin with a bunny tail and body with some feather pectoral fins and a wool head. They'll fish.:thumb:
     
  13. Zen Piscator

    Zen Piscator Supporting wild steelhead, gravel to gravel.

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    Will,
    I donno if sculpins skate but whatever floats your Claka'.

    Mine will be off on monday, hopefully they will hurt when they hit the back of your head. Maybe I will do them on tubes...maybe i will do them all outta cdc, or spun jungle cock, but probably will end up just using spun and clipped skunk ape.

    Peace,
    ANdy
     
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    Just finished mine, as of this moment!

    Tomorrow I'll put the toe tags on 'em, and have them mailed Friday.

    I'm looking forward to the variety, of sculpin flys, from this, save for myself, accomplished group of tyers.

    I don't expect you may have ever seen quite, as bizarre, a rendition of a sculpin, as I submit forthwith. :eek: but wait till you see it in the water.
    I hope they help, each of you, catch many BIG fish.


    LB
     
  15. papafsh

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    Cascadekiller,

    Your "Skating Skulpin" sure is a cute little fly. I did notice one, little, thing though. It looks like you just might have a negative (bead) right next to a positive (deer hair). A light vs heavy, buoyancy vs density, that sort of thing. (Oh! touchy-feely time)

    Surely, you can see the conflict of purpose between the bead and the deer hair?. Should it float, or sink?

    Would the descriptive action word for such a fly be more like "wallow" than "skating"? :confused:

    Did I mention how cute that little 'ol fly is?...well, it is! And I'll bet it, just might, catch fish like crazy!

    LB
     
  16. James Mello

    James Mello Inventor of the "closed eye conjecture"

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    BAWWAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!!:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

    That quite possibly could be the most funny thing I've seen in years! I can't say much about what others can tie up but, as for myself spun deer hair is a great way to make a mess and not much more! ;)
     
  17. Willie Bodger

    Willie Bodger Still, nothing clever to say...

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    Yeah, spun deer hair is not the way to make sculpins, it is the way to acquire one of those little white jackets or an orange jumpsuit. Simply maddening and I don't care if they do catch fish... On that note, I saw some sculpin flies at Ted's the other day that were incredible. They were like a size 4 6x long (at least) and the entire thing was spun deer hair, different colors shaped into a sculping with eyes and a dorsal fin (and yes, pectoral and tail as well). It was intense. I had a fleeting thought to buy 12 for this swap and claim I tied them and then I woke up...

    Willie
     
  18. papafsh

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    Glad you enjoyed it James, but I'm serious! damn-it! lol.....
    No spun deer hair in mine though, so no worries.
    I've seen those flys, you mention Willie, they look like some kind of cartoon rendering with the big eye's they have. Just the kind of fly that would drive anyone crazy, talk about spun deer hair!......Yikes!!!!

    LB
     
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    Finished up tonight. Should get them sent out tomorrow or Friday. Sweet.
     
  20. Rory McMahon

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    well i finally got my container back so mine should be in the mail sometime this week or next depeding on how things work out.

    T990
     

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