Winter Steelhead swap

Discussion in 'Fly Swaps' started by Cameron Derbyshire, Dec 6, 2008.

  1. slippery_whippet

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    I'm in too. How about a Tragoprawn or Coast Orange as I just got Dec's book as an early present.
     
  2. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    I count fourteen tyers as of this moment, is that what we've got? Is the swapmeister tossing anyone out on his mumbling ear? I'm up for tying a dozen and two big nasty articulated flies with lots of action.
     
  3. Eric Tarcha

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    this is going to be a good one!!
     
  4. Eric Tarcha

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    is this a go or what?
     
  5. Jergens

    Jergens AKA Joe Willauer

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  6. flybill

    flybill Purveyor of fine hackle, wine & cigars!

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    Why wouldn't it be? 14 people are fine w/ me. Looks like it should be a good swap! :beer1:
     
  7. Eric Tarcha

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    I just wanted to make sure, as we haven't heard anything more from the swap leader...

    I'm good to go...:beer2:
     
  8. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Weekend adventures either on the water or with family. Sounds like this loaded up faster than he may have anticipated. I tied some of my stingers last night and will work on the rest and the bodies as soon as I can.
     
  9. Cameron Derbyshire

    Cameron Derbyshire Steelhead, Classic Atlantic salmon flies

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    Gentlemen, it's a go! We've got the following participants:

    Cameron Derbyshire
    Zach M
    X Dog
    Davido
    Mumbles
    Brian Thomas
    Flybill
    SmokinAces
    Jergens
    Randy Chong
    Eric Tarcha
    Nooksack Mac
    Tyinbugs
    Slippery_whippet

    Looks like there are fourteen tyers, so tie up a baker's dozen. Let's set a deadline for Saturday January 17th. That will give you just short of five weeks, and plenty of time to use them for the season. I see a few new board members. Please read Ibn's 'sticky' post at the top of the 'swaps' forum.
    I will PM everyone tonight with my address. Please PM me or post on this thread when you've sent your flies; I'll PM you to let you know of safe arrival of your flies. As a gentle reminder please include the following when you send your flies: thirteen flies, a container to send your flies back to you, a self addressed mailer/large envelope to send you flies back in, and prepaid (i.e. pre-stamped) mailer or money to cover return shipping. I will not provide any return containers, packaging, or pay to ship your flies. It's just plain annoying The deadline of Jan 17 will be strictly adhered to. Flies will go out in the mail Monday Jan 19th, period. I'll take photos of the flies and post in the swap gallery. Questions, please ask.
    Get tying, and let's make everyone envious of our swap!
     
  10. Randy Chong

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    Randy's done. This is what I have come up with, and still haven't named it yet. (I reminds me of the ladies with the Red Hat Society) The picture doesn't show the maribou color very well, but it is a Cerise Maribou. The Recipe is as follows:

    25mm Waddington
    Sz 3 stinger
    Purple ice dubbing as highlight
    Purple Chenile body
    Silver Mylar ribbing
    Grey Palmered Spey hackle
    Purple Grizzly feelers
    Cerise Maribou
    Purple Guinea Hen collar

    I hope you all like it.

    Randy
     

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  11. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Sweetness Mr. Chong!
     
  12. Eric Tarcha

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    oh yeah, that'll fish well. i am still tinkering with what i am going to tie...hmmmm.
     
  13. SmokinAces

    SmokinAces Keepin' It Reel

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    Tying some of mine up right now boys. Really looking forward to this...especially with all this cold weather.
     
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    I hear ya! If it wasn't for all this cold weather, I would never make it through these Tragoprawn flies! They take for freaking ever (at least for me). Five trago (red-pheasant) top wing feathers with four folded guinea wraps and four dubbing loops per fly, now I know why Dec likes these. They keep people at home and off the river (just kidding). bawling:
    On the bright side, I'm almost done and they look sweet. Hope the rest of you like them too. :thumb:
     
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    i'm pumped to see those in person, and everyone elses. I'm about half way done, decided on black/blue silvey tube snake.
     
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    Just need to thread some hooks into these puppies and they are on their way! How's everybody else doing?

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    SUCH SICK FLIES JERGENS!!! I LOVE EM!!!
     
  18. Eric Tarcha

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    awesome bro! i am going slow, but i will have mine tied up this weekend.
     
  19. Ed Call

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    I'm going slow too. I have a bunch of my maribou stingers tied but have yet to do the shanked bodies. I'll be able to tie lots between Christmas and New Years as I'm home running daddy daycare. Maybe I'll let my 3 and 5 year old tie some up...what do you think about that?
     
  20. Matthew Gulbranson

    Matthew Gulbranson Resident Swinger

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    Is it too late to jump in on this one??? I would love to contribute my purple bunny love leech. I had a steely on the Kalama last week that seemed to like it! I can have my flies in by the deadline no problem...so waddya say???
     

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