Winter Steelhead Swap

Discussion in 'Fly Swaps' started by Don Stracener, Nov 23, 2006.

  1. Big Tuna Member

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    Lovely tie Daryle. It looks very fishy.:thumb:
  2. salty spey New Member

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    Hey guys, A top view of " The Tubular Prawn" as tied for the swap. Tarpon love 'em and the steelies should in this color. If the attachment does not come thru I will try after I get back in from my charter. I am a computer dunce and this is the 1st effort to post a pic. Bill
  3. Don Stracener New Member

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    These flies look great!

    We are going to have some great one's on this one.

    Don
  4. mike doughty Honorary Member

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    now that is bad ass and something different from the standard steelhead patterns. i like
  5. Big Tuna Member

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    Don,
    My flies went in the mail today...blue moon tubes. I threw in a low water something for your troubles.

    Jon
  6. Don Stracener New Member

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    Big Tuna - Your tubes are looking good and here!

    Only three sets - IN

    About 3 weeks to go!
  7. Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    fifteen done Don, couple more to go for you and on the way on Tues.

    Daryle
  8. Don Stracener New Member

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    Daryle,

    Your flies are always special, can't wait to see them.
  9. Kevin Giusti New Member

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    Hey Don. Just sent out my flies. Let me know when they arrive. For anyone interested heres the pattern
    Tail- golden pheasant firetip rump feather
    body- DARK olive seal fur
    rib- medium oval copper tinsel
    Hackle- barred orange neck hackle
    Wing-offwhite arctic fox tail and two jungle cock eyes
    I like to call this one dark daze. I use it on dark days and in the mornings and evenings as well as a follow up fly for an interested steely. I tied em on a Partridge CS10/1 size 2. Wasnt sure of everyones local laws so left the barbs unpinched so unless you want to get pinched remember to flatten or file. All flies look great so far, looking forward to seeing the whole group. Let me know if you have any luck! Kevin
  10. Cameron Derbyshire Steelhead, Classic Atlantic salmon flies

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    Don,
    My flies are out today. They should be there Saturday or Monday; let me know when they show up.
    I was inspired by Dave McNeese's posting of the original Spawning Purple and the many variations over the year. Here's my submission.

    Spawning Purple
    Hook: TMC 7999 #2/0
    Thread: Black 8/0 unwaxed
    Tail: Orange arctic fox tail, sheep fur, or related soft synthetic
    Body: Orange SLF dubbing put in a dubbing brush.
    Wing: Purple saddle hackle tips, one each side
    Hackles: (1) Orange schlappen
    (2) Natural teal flank feather

    I'll post a photo here or in my gallery later tonight.
  11. Christian Brewer Super Slacker

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    I should have mine done and in the mail by Saturday or Tuesday. I tied up a half a dozen today then I realized I forgot the tag :beathead: I guess those will go in my box.

    Christian
  12. Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    I always find its a lot easier to put the flies in and the tags in separately and let the meister sort it out. LOL:beer1: Daryle:beer1: :beer1:
  13. Don Stracener New Member

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    Better take a min and keep evryone posted.

    Flies here for:

    nrthcsteel
    Dale Holmstrom
    Cameron Derbyshire

    Think I'll have some time this weekend to get some pictures, we have some real fish getters on this one! :beer2:
  14. TallFlyGuy Adipossessed!

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    What is the total amount we have to tie now?
  15. Big Tuna Member

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  16. Willie Bodger Still, nothing clever to say...

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    OK, I've got 11 done and ran out of cactus chenille. Hopefully I can make it to the store today and finish them up tonight then find a container they will fit in and send them off... Purple intruders tied on 55mm double waddingtons, should be tasty...
  17. Rick Baerg addicted

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    Hey Guys got mine done! Will be sending them out shortly! :) GP style!

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  18. mike doughty Honorary Member

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    Nice job rick!
  19. Willie Bodger Still, nothing clever to say...

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    OK, just dropped mine in the mail, got back to my desk and realized that the toe tags hadn't made it onto any of the flies, so... The big purple intruders are mine.
  20. Rick Baerg addicted

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    Mailed out today! Let me know when they arrive! :beer2: