Steelhead Swap - Reinterpret The Classics

Discussion in 'Fly Swaps' started by Thomas Mitchell, Aug 22, 2010.

  1. Blake Harmon Active Member

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    I leave the front hooks on so they can hold down to the foam better when I ship them. but they should snap right off with some pliers
    Here are the other ones that are waiting to be wrapped after worked today!
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  2. Grayone Fishin' to the end, Oc.P

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    Nice work Blake..........
  3. Ed Call Mumbling Moderator

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    Hot red ass flies and energy conserving light bulbs...nice combo!
  4. Chris Johnson Member: Native Fish Society

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    The Drake in the background seems to approve!
  5. bjornjon Member

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    I've been fishing a lot of Mack's Canyons this summer/fall and I like the color scheme, so I took that and put it into an intruderish sort of fly. I call it the MacTruder (pronounced with conviction like "McGruber" on Saturday Night Live). 10 of them should be arriving at your house tomorrow Thomas. They should be pretty fishy.
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  6. bjornjon Member

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    Also, the hooks have been clipped so they're ready to get some action.
  7. Grayone Fishin' to the end, Oc.P

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    Kinky...I like that!
  8. Thomas Mitchell Active Member

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    Arrived today. These look really sweet!

  9. Eric Tarcha gear whore

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    Better late than never I suppose....

    I was inspired by Grayone's adams reinterpretation and did a classic trout nymph.

    I reinterpreted the venerable fish catching Prince Nymph into a Dee style fly.....the Princess Dee.

    hope you guys like them.

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  10. papafsh Piscatorial predilection

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    Eric,

    Man! those are almost to awesome to fish,,,,I might have to put it in a frame........nice work.

    LB
  11. Grayone Fishin' to the end, Oc.P

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    I'm not gunna fish that! It's to dang purdy.............Very nice Eric
  12. Thomas Mitchell Active Member

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    All the flies are sorted and in their respective boxes & envelopes waiting to be mailed tomorrow. I had a couple extras of a few flies so if I goofed on someone's set, let me know and I'll get it to you ASAP. I think I've got them right I but never underestimate my ability to create a CF out of thin air...

    Also - since 11 is a luckier number than 10 and steelhead fishing is heavy on the luck factor, I tied another pattern for y'all to bring the total to 11. It's a black/claret spade in the Alec Jackson style. Enjoy!

    The swap gallery is here:

    http://www.washingtonflyfishing.com/gallery/g18665-2010-steelhead-swapreinterpret-the-classics.html


    Thanks!

    Thomas
  13. Eric Tarcha gear whore

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    Great looking ties everyone! cant wait to fish em...
  14. papafsh Piscatorial predilection

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    Got mine in the mail today...nice. I will be fishing them this winter...thanks Thomas for doing this swap, glad I was in it.

    LB
  15. Ed Call Mumbling Moderator

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    I got mine yesterday afternoon too. Thank you Thomas, and thanks to all the participants. Another fly swap, still remaining the lowest common denominator. My flies are rubbish compared to the rest of you guys. Thanks for letting me play along.
  16. Grayone Fishin' to the end, Oc.P

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    Thanks Thomas.....Gottem today, thanks guys...................now I will have to see how they fish on the Snake, Clearwater and the GR. Good work guys!
  17. Blake Harmon Active Member

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    Got mine this morning, Thank you very much Thomas. And thank you everyone for your ties!
  18. Thomas Mitchell Active Member

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    No problem, happy to administer the swap.

    If anyone catches something on one of the swap flies of a fly they copied from a swap pattern, it'd be pretty cool if you'd post a pic in this thread.

    Best,

    Thomas
  19. Eric Tarcha gear whore

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    Lots of sexy ties gents. Thomas, thanks for including the additional fly. Love the Spades, they are just so fishy. Great job everyone, now go get some chrome!
  20. bjornjon Member

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    Got mine yesterday. Great flies guys! A nice variety of colors and styles too. Those will cover a lot of situations. Thanks Thomas. Great job!