Steelhead Fly Swap

Discussion in 'Fly Swaps' started by Don Stracener, May 4, 2006.

  1. Don Stracener New Member

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    I don't know about the rivers in Washington but we get a good summer run in Oregon that's good till Oct. It would be great to tie up some flies for late summer/fall.

    There was a question asked; "Is this for real steelhead flies for swinging or are patterns like eggs, nymphs, leaches and other bait going to be allowed?" Nymphs, leaches, and other bait fall into lots of categories. Eggs are just too easy.

    2 of any swinging steelhead pattern. Deadline June 24

    6 IN - 5.9.6 - CLOSED - Start tying!

    Ringlee -IN Signal Light and a Orange Creation of my own. - RECEIVED
    Mike Doughty - IN Variation of the intruder and a purple brat - RECEIVED
    Cabezon - IN Purple rolled muddler and an October caddis skater pattern
    Philster -IN
    Stephen Rice - IN Modified Patricia and a Freight Train - RECEIVED
    James Mello - IN
  2. Ringlee Doesn't care how you fish Moderator

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    Somewhere you don't know about, WA
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    You can count me in.
  3. halcyon Hallelujah, I'm a Bum!!!

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    I'm out, due date is 2 days after I return from 3 week fishing trip so I will not be able to make the deadline. Next time.

    Regards,
  4. Cameron Derbyshire Steelhead, Classic Atlantic salmon flies

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    When are you setting the deadline?
  5. cabezon Sculpin Enterprises

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    I would love to join. I'll tie a surface pattern, a bomber or Waller waker.

    Steve
  6. mike doughty Honorary Member

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    Depending on how many people you are looking at, i can be a bench warmer. if you really need that last person then throw me in coach. until then i am a maybe
  7. Philster New Member

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    I'll give it a go since the "bait" patterns are banned ;)
  8. Stephen Rice Senior Member

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    :D You can count me in. I am going to do a variation on a patricia. Instead of using Cherise, I use brown kauffmans wool with imitation Polar Bear for the wing. it works pretty good on the Washougal.
  9. James Mello Inventor of the "closed eye conjecture"

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    Okay.. you roped me in... count me as another! BTW, someone pester John Hicks... rumor has it that he's done with his move and that he's got his tying stuff out....
  10. Don Stracener New Member

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    What do think everyone, should we close this one and go with 6 tyers.

    6 tyers 2 patterns each? We'll get some nice flies and get this one going?

    Let me know what you think...

    Don
  11. Stephen Rice Senior Member

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    Sounds like a good Idea to me, this way we get more patterns.
  12. cabezon Sculpin Enterprises

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    Six copies each of two patterns sounds fine to me.

    Steve
  13. halcyon Hallelujah, I'm a Bum!!!

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    Folks,

    Kindly note that I edited my original post on 5/5 to indicate that I could not participate due to scheduling conflict with due date.

    <I'm out, due date is 2 days after I return from 3 week fishing trip so I will not be able to make the deadline. Next time.>

    Regards,
  14. mike doughty Honorary Member

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    well, since there isn't a lot of participation i could take halcyons' spot if that's cool with everybody.
  15. Don Stracener New Member

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    Good for me.... Guess I missed halcyons message. Your IN if no one else has a problem with that?
  16. Stephen Rice Senior Member

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    I dont have a problem with it sounds good to me!
  17. Don Stracener New Member

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    Ok we are ready to go.:thumb:

    So we don't wind up with 12 sets of Green butt skunks or 12 sets of Hit Man I think it best we should announce our patterns in advance.

    First come first serve!
  18. Ringlee Doesn't care how you fish Moderator

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    Signal Light and a Orange Creation of my own.
  19. mike doughty Honorary Member

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    That damn ringlee got me hooked on these intruder patterns so i am doing a variation of the intruder and something else with thread and feathers, i don't know what yet.
  20. cabezon Sculpin Enterprises

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    I'll work on a purple rolled muddler and an October caddis skater pattern (maybe two different versions: one with hair, one with foam).

    Steve