Trade?

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Sean Beauchamp, Jan 13, 2014.

  1. Sean Beauchamp Hot and Heavy at yer 6

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    I need some particular trout dry flies wrapped up and don't really have the patience for the smallish bugs. Wondering if maybe I could trade some steelhead bugs for a little custom care package from one of you talented trout fly gurus?

    Need grey drakes (12), mahoganys (14-16) and some yellow sallies (14).
  2. Pat Lat Mad Flyentist

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    here's a few for you to lose in the trees, a half dozen grey drakes and a bonus super-skwala thing.
    They're loosely based on the woven italian dry flies that Kelvin's been talking about lately. The drakes have size 14 caddis curve hooks, so they're not too fine of a wire. But when they hit the water the hook acts like a sea anchor would on a raft. By pulling straight down it helps to keep the fly upright resulting in a remarkably natural drift.
    I thought the bonus fly might help you accomplish that steelhead on the dead drift you told me about. I figured skwalas are in march-ish, maybe you could reach for the stars and go for a winter steelhead on the dead drift. Anyways, that suckers got a size 4 splitshot/dropshot hook connected by 30lb braid to the hook shank. I bent one out to make sure it wouldn't slip.
    I'll tie up the rest and we can meet up for a beer somewhere.
    More pics to come.
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  3. kelvin Active Member

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    Pat those are NICE!
  4. TD Active Member

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    Beautiful flies Pat! You're setting the bar pretty high with those.
  5. Pat Lat Mad Flyentist

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    Well those are just duns the emergers will be fun to figure out.
    Glad you guys like em. Kelvin, I figured you'd dig these
  6. Joe Goodfellow Active Member

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    Is there a sbs for that one? Man those are so cool
  7. Pat Lat Mad Flyentist

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    Its like an extended body mayfly with a stinger. I tie the bodies on a needle then slide them off and tie it to the hook after I secure the stinger. Then watch your fingers as you add the wing. Finish and clip the extra hook point off. You'll figure it out.
  8. McNasty Canyon Lurker

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    uhhhh. . .whatever. im out of compliments for you. go back to your home planet.:D
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  9. kelvin Active Member

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    you should do a step by step
  10. TD Active Member

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  11. Jim Darden Active Member

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    Pat....just a suggestion but.....those flys would look a lot better if you displayed them stuck into the cork from a single malt scotch bottle....just sayin....
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  12. riseform Active Member

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    Pat, I think I'm starting to hate you. I'm tired of picking my jaw off the floor every time you post a pattern.
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