Swingin' for Summer Steel Swap

Discussion in 'Fly Swaps' started by Eric Tarcha, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. robspe7370

    robspe7370 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2008
    Messages:
    53
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Poquoson, VA
    Mine are in the mail as of this afternoon.
     
  2. Eric Tarcha

    Eric Tarcha gear whore

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2006
    Messages:
    1,067
    Media:
    100
    Likes Received:
    12
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    Rob, got your flies. They look great thanks!
     
  3. Chris Johnson

    Chris Johnson Member: Native Fish Society

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2006
    Messages:
    1,912
    Likes Received:
    361
    Location:
    Bellingham Wa.
    Mine went in the mail today Eric!
     
  4. Eric Tarcha

    Eric Tarcha gear whore

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2006
    Messages:
    1,067
    Media:
    100
    Likes Received:
    12
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    Thanks Chris! Flies due in 9 days all!
     
  5. Eric Tarcha

    Eric Tarcha gear whore

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2006
    Messages:
    1,067
    Media:
    100
    Likes Received:
    12
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    Chris, I received your flies, thanks!
     
  6. JS

    JS Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2006
    Messages:
    877
    Media:
    32
    Likes Received:
    68
  7. Thomas Mitchell

    Thomas Mitchell Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2008
    Messages:
    845
    Media:
    174
    Likes Received:
    197
    Location:
    Western, WA
    Home Page:
    Mine hit the mail tomorrow. I ended up not doing a spade. Started thinking about small dark flies on desert rivers in Sept/October and decided on a new pattern.

    For inspiration, I used the "Half-Ass" pattern by Jeremy Floyd in last year's Summer Steelhead swap and combined it with a Mack's Canyon color palette. The result is the "Max Caddis".

    Hook - Alec Jackson Spey #7
    Tail - black crystal flash pointed up
    Tag - gold flat tinsel
    Rear body - orange natural seal fur blended with dark orange trilobal flash
    Front body - black natural seal fur blended with black flash simi-seal
    Rib - medium gold oval
    Rear hackle - Coque, half-bronze
    Front hackle - Orange dyed Guinea

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Eric Tarcha

    Eric Tarcha gear whore

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2006
    Messages:
    1,067
    Media:
    100
    Likes Received:
    12
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    Beauties Tom and Jarad!!

    Everyone else, Flies should be in the mail my tomorrow to get them to me by Thursday!!! Get em in boys!
     
  9. Brian Thomas

    Brian Thomas Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2005
    Messages:
    821
    Likes Received:
    129
    Location:
    Kamloops B.C
    I sent mine last week via airmail .

    Hopefully , you should have them soon .
     
  10. Matt Baerwalde

    Matt Baerwalde ...

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2005
    Messages:
    939
    Media:
    177
    Likes Received:
    289
  11. Eric Tarcha

    Eric Tarcha gear whore

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2006
    Messages:
    1,067
    Media:
    100
    Likes Received:
    12
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    nice matt!
     
  12. Eric Tarcha

    Eric Tarcha gear whore

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2006
    Messages:
    1,067
    Media:
    100
    Likes Received:
    12
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    Thomas, Got your flies yesterday. As always, beautiful ties my man!
     
  13. bjornjon

    bjornjon Member

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2008
    Messages:
    151
    Likes Received:
    15
    Location:
    Chattaroy, WA
    Sent my 11 Crystal Caddis flies today express mail, so they should be there by noon tomorrow.
     
  14. Eric Tarcha

    Eric Tarcha gear whore

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2006
    Messages:
    1,067
    Media:
    100
    Likes Received:
    12
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    I received Matt's and Sean's flies.... Thanks guys!

    I think everyone will be real happy with this swap. Some quality ties coming your way.
     
  15. Thomas Mitchell

    Thomas Mitchell Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2008
    Messages:
    845
    Media:
    174
    Likes Received:
    197
    Location:
    Western, WA
    Home Page:
    Thx Eric!

    If it wasn't obvious, the 'fancy' one is for you.

    T.
     
  16. Eric Tarcha

    Eric Tarcha gear whore

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2006
    Messages:
    1,067
    Media:
    100
    Likes Received:
    12
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    Ok, I got Brian's, Bjorn's, and Jarad's flies in the mail today. Great job guys! really sweet flies, all of them. Just waiting on 2 fellas to get me flies and they will be shipped out. thanks to everyone who got their flies in on time!
     
  17. chattmr

    chattmr has never caught a steelhead... (its sad, I know)

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2007
    Messages:
    180
    Media:
    56
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Birmingham, AL
    Home Page:
    Mine went out the other day. You should have them today at the latest. Thanks for hosting thic swap Eric...
     
  18. Eric Tarcha

    Eric Tarcha gear whore

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2006
    Messages:
    1,067
    Media:
    100
    Likes Received:
    12
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    Ok guys, flies will go out Thursday. Sorry for the delay, I am actually out of town until Weds night. I think everyone will be pleased.
     
  19. Eric Tarcha

    Eric Tarcha gear whore

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2006
    Messages:
    1,067
    Media:
    100
    Likes Received:
    12
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    Flies were sent out last week, pics are up, you should be getting your flies any day.

    Also, if someone could post a pic of Seans wolley worm I would appreciate it. I think I accidentally shorted myself that one...
     
  20. Thomas Mitchell

    Thomas Mitchell Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2008
    Messages:
    845
    Media:
    174
    Likes Received:
    197
    Location:
    Western, WA
    Home Page:
    Got mine yesterday. Nice mix of different sorts of flies. The tube skater is giving me all sorts of nasty ideas...

    Thanks for hosting Eric!
     

Share This Page