Steelhead Nymphs- from my personal collection, tied by the Zen Piscator

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  1. Zen Piscator

    Zen Piscator Supporting wild steelhead, gravel to gravel.

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    36 steelhead nymphs from my collection tied by me. Proven fish catchers, proven on all corners of the state and into Idaho and Oregon. Tied on the highest quality hooks, all flies are weighted except the eggs patterns. Reinforced with double whip finishes and either head cement or super glue. This is a cross of my personal flybox, my favorite patterns that I reach for first when chasing steelhead all through the season.

    6 Golden Stone/Skwalla Pat's Stonefly size 6
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    6 Black Pats Stonefly Nymph size 6
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    12 Prince Nymphs size 8
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    2 Steelhead worms, Pink size 4
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    6 eggs (as seen in dozens of Olympic Penninsula steelies (see Ibn's gallery)
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    4 Cabellero eggs (as seen in dozens of south western washington steelies (Steelie Mike's gallery)
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    $100

    box not included
     

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  2. otter

    otter Banned or Parked

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    PM nymphing through the internet.........

    otter
     
  3. Zen Piscator

    Zen Piscator Supporting wild steelhead, gravel to gravel.

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    Sold.

    However, I have more of the same selection avalible, just PM me and I will get them sent out to you ASAP.

    Peace,
    Andy
     
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    ceviche Active Member

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    Geez, Andy! Nice flies. I had to come over here to give them a look-see. No wonder they moved. They sure look buggy and fun. And nice speel, too. Very smart in mentioning where the patterns have proven themselves. I'm certain the buyer(s) felt the nudge. Nothing like truth in advertising. You Da Man.
     
  5. Ringlee

    Ringlee Doesn't care how you fish Moderator Staff Member

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  6. bigtj

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    $100 for 3 doz nymphs...man I am glad I tie my own flies. I forgot how expensive it is to buy them.
     
  7. Mark Ritari

    Mark Ritari Trouthunter

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    These arent just any nymphs. they are tied by THE zen piscator.
     
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    bigtj Member

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    Come on we are talking steelhead nymphs, Timmy from South Park could tie 3 doz of those in an afternoon. The only issue he would have is that Cartman would be sniffing the head cement.
     
  9. Mark Ritari

    Mark Ritari Trouthunter

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    haha quit hating. Hes getting paid to tie flies, thats not unheard of. Its obvious these flies produce fish, and confidence in the fly your fishing is essential to have success on the river.
     
  10. Zen Piscator

    Zen Piscator Supporting wild steelhead, gravel to gravel.

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    Big,
    Some people don't tie flies and some of these patterns are not avalible in shops.

    Many shops sell larger flies like these for 3 bucks a pop. The several people that have ordered from me seem to not find these too expensive.

    Now either buy some dang flies or GIT outta my SHOP. This is no soup kitchen.
    :D :D
     
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    otter Banned or Parked

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    I tied flies for thirty years, and intend to tie again, but just right now I flat out don't have the time. Also, Zen is right, you can't find some of these patterns on the open market.

    But......... and this is a big but...... I have an even more wicked plan.

    Gotta think strategy, folks. So here goes........

    ZEN'S BUSINESS PLAN, EVEN IF HE DOESN'T KNOW IT YET.

    1.) Zen ties and sells a few flies to chumps like me. Makes money. Aha! A way to support his fishing jones. So he ties more.

    2.) This keeps him off the rivers, and Steelhead populations start to rebound. The fish biologists are scratching their heads, because they can't statistically tie it to anything, but we at WFF know............

    3.) Zen's flies are so popular that he can't go fishing atall anymore, but just has to stay on the bench. Tie, tie, tie.

    4.) Labor costs being what they are, Zen figures he has to move the operation offshore, so moves to Bali. Cheap labor, exotic fish, and beautiful women. LOTS of beautiful women.

    5.) The now dramatic rebound in Steelhead populations continues to confuse the fish biologists. Washington flyfishermen love the inexpensive and very high quality "Zen" flies. Zen is now rich, and lucky for us, safely offshore. We catch way more fish. Zen catches way more girls.


    Anybody got a PROBLEM WITH THIS?


    otter
     
  12. bhudda

    bhudda heffe'

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    id put a patent on'm, trademark'm like weeny did, and get paid:)
     
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    man are you hurting for money? your staring to turn out like john metcalfe selling his waders and old ichiro autograph for a rod and reel fund.... but then again he was selling his autograph for $550.00, no wonder why he hasnt sold it yet...
     
  14. Rory McMahon

    Rory McMahon Active Member

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    im keeping an eye on this thread, if these sell i might have to think about tying up and selling some of my own unique patterns.
     
  15. Zen Piscator

    Zen Piscator Supporting wild steelhead, gravel to gravel.

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    I'm not hurting for money, but I did just order another fly rod and 2 spools for my nautalis, along with 3 fly lines....ugh its a sickness :D
     
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    Support a trout bum and buy some flies guys! Andy is going to be in college soon. You do not want to him to have to sell me that Zen Piscator engraved Nautilus Reel do you?
     
  17. Zen Piscator

    Zen Piscator Supporting wild steelhead, gravel to gravel.

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    What makes you think you are worthy of such a piece of art? The fact that I even let you look at it is amazing in its own right...
     
  18. James Mello

    James Mello Inventor of the "closed eye conjecture"

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    Dude, I got a dremel SteelieMike. If need be we can get rid of the Zen Piscator and somehow change it to SteelieMike... :)
     
  19. bigtj

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    I was just lamenting the fact that fly prices are out of control, and I was just trying to be funny, at least it sounded funny to me, I guess my humor was lost on a couple of you guys. I know this is a habit that cost money and I am so glad I tie my own flies 'cause at 3 bucks a pop I could never afford to keep the habit going the way I do. In some rivers I could lose that whole box of flies in a weekend. Besides, this board is a place where most of the stuff goes at a deal not full-pop retail. Obviously you sold them right away so somebody is willing to pay the $$ so they must be worth it. They are obviously great flies and as I have used similar flies for years -espcecially the rubber legs - clearly somebody is going to catch a lot of fish with them.

    OK now on the topic of the "shop" thing, since you mentioned that word it got me thinking this part of the board isn't supposed to be a shop, it's a classified ad for used equipment. OK so you're a college kid with ties to the webmaster and the washington FF community so everybody is willing to cut you some slack and that is totally cool, I'm willing to cut you slack just as much as the next guy. But I do have some advice for you which you can take or leave. What you may not have realized is that you have crossed a line here...selling goods that you produced for a profit is a different ballgame than selling used gear. You can either to do it legit, with a business license, tax id#, the works, or you can fly "under the radar". Going legit could save you a lot of trouble in the long run, it's crazy how the IRS will go after the "little guy" if they get a sniff of what is going on. I've seen it happen to a good friend of mine who had a small cabinent making business and it was not pretty - the garnished his wages for 10 years even though he was only making $50k a year for a few years on his business. The chances are very small it will happen to you but...... especially if you are thinking of doing the FF shop thing long term at least look into going legit. If you are already doing this my apologies I really am just trying to help.

    Now I don't pretend to know anything about this, but if someone were to for whatever reason fly "under the radar" with any kind of buisiness, they might want to do it in a way that isn't documented, like on a public website where sales transactions could be monitored or documented.
     
  20. chadk

    chadk Be the guide...

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    Personally I don't think Zen has sold any flies at all yet.

    He says he has, but that is part of the sales gimmick - to make it look like his flies are 'in demand'. "I have a few more left, but ACT NOW to get your screaming deal on this magical flies!!"

    ... at least that's what I'd tell any IRS guy who comes knocking....



    Oh, and Rory, once your gallery is filled with fish after fish after fish like Zen's is, THEN you might be able to sell a few flies ;)
     
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