Sculpin Swap

Discussion in 'Fly Swaps' started by Dan Soltau, May 3, 2005.

  1. Dan Soltau New Member

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    Bozeland, MT - Raleigh, NC
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    Sculpin Swap - WE NEED UN MAS

    13 tiers including myself, thus you tie a dozen flies.
    What? I want your biggest, baddest, sculpin imatation. Big and ugly is what i am talking about. Try to keep it somewhat original, so pretty much anything but your basic muddler will be fine. I dont care how weird it is, just get a dozen of them to me by june 10th. Email me your adresses when you sign up please so i can get them down and on envelopes now.
    :beer2:
    Tier List
    Zen - Fur and Feather Sculpin
    Wbodger - n/a
    Icanfly - n/a
    backyard - pimp asss sculpins
    diehard - simple man
    crockett - spuddler
    southpaw - double bunnie on steroids
    flyin dutchman? - something from the internet
    josh zarling - something cool with a big head
    islander - big ass ugly bug
    d3smarty - wool head variation
    don perry - chucks sculpin
    Me - basically the best sculpin ever
    SO TIE A DOZEN AND SEND THEM TO ME AT:
    3909 SW Stevens st
    Seattle WA 98116
  2. Zen Piscator Supporting wild steelhead, gravel to gravel.

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    Missoula, MT
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    I would love to get in on this...maybe if i can find some cash to buy more big hooks. Put me down for a tentative Hare-Hackle Sculpin.

    Peace,
    Andy
  3. Willie Bodger Still, nothing clever to say...

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    Lynnwood, WA
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    Ooh, sculpins. June 10th? I can come up with something by then. Count me in!
  4. Icanfly aka Matt

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    Seattle, WA
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    I'm in on that one, need to think of a good pattern first...give me a couple days on that one
  5. Backyard SANCHO!

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    The River, WA.
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    I'm in... hope these are good... cause I'm gonna make mine pimp.
  6. Diehard aka Justin

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    Seattle, Washington, USA.
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    I'll go in on this one too. I have a pattern that is simple, but very effective.
  7. Willie Bodger Still, nothing clever to say...

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    Lynnwood, WA
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    Are these fresh or saltwater sculpins, or do you care?
  8. Islander Steve

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    Langley, Wa..
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    This sounds great. I've been experimenting with some big ass ugly bugs for Lone and Pass Lake. Got inspired by the one Backyard turned me onto at Dry Falls. :thumb: I don't know if they are sculpins or not. I'll search around and find a pattern.
  9. D3Smartie Active Member

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    WA
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    I;ll get in here with you guys.... i'll probably tie up some wool head sculpin variation off the internet. I have never tied one before so it will be an experiement.
  10. Don Perry Member

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    Deer Park, WA, United States.
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    I'm in. I need some for a float in Alaska this summer. I'm planning on tying the one by Chuck Stranahan that was featured in Fly Fisherman mag a couple of issues back. He gave me one at a show to use as a pattern. Mine will be done on Eagle Claw 413 jig hooks so it should ride point up.
  11. Flyn'dutchman Member

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    Wenatchee, WA
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    Hey guys, if we all chip in a buck, Zen can have enough for hooks. Should we give the kid a break? :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :thumb: :thumb:Zen, lets have your address.
  12. D3Smartie Active Member

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    WA
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    well i tied my first one up this morning.... i have to say that i believe it would work for bass, although they are not the best test as i have found them to eat anything...
    Used some bear fun for dubbing... looked pretty good but it might float a little too much unless i give it some good weight.
  13. Islander Steve

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    Langley, Wa..
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    Well I just got back from Lone Lake testing my ugly ass fly. My deer hair spinning is pretty piss poor but the fish didn't seem to mind. Picked up about five in the hour I was out. Biggest went 17", the rest were stocked triploids. Now I just have to quit fishing and start tying. :beathead:
  14. Zen Piscator Supporting wild steelhead, gravel to gravel.

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    Missoula, MT
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    OK,
    Im IN. And, i have some hooks now. Its gonna be badass, dan i will give them to u at the end of the PN trip.

    Peace,
    Andy
  15. D3Smartie Active Member

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    ok i have finally churned out 1 "sculpin" fly.... well it might sort of look like one depending on ptyd

    hopefully i can finish up my dozen this week around baseball practice...
    I am having a great time trying to tie up these things though... always fun to mess around with something new...

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  16. Backyard SANCHO!

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    The River, WA.
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    Just a couple more to go... hope you guys like casting bricks.. :rofl:
  17. Dan Soltau New Member

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    fo sho dirty
  18. Willie Bodger Still, nothing clever to say...

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    Lynnwood, WA
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    Ok, still workin' on what these are gonna look like, so how does this woolhead thing look? I figure I can do the initial trim for these and if you want them slimmer, then you can slim them up? I'v ealso got a deer hair version that I am trying to get done, but I keep forgetting how much I hate spinning deer hair, or rather trimming deer hair. Anyway, are these an acceptable fly for this swap, or shall I try again? And, what if I send in half wool head and half deer hair? Anyway, will these fish?

    wb
  19. Islander Steve

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    Langley, Wa..
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    Hey Willie, Those look pretty cool. Your deer hair spinning is much better than mine. I did a few more modifications on mine and fished them yesterday, they worked well. But they are ugly :eek: