Swap Articulated Steel Swap

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  1. Philster

    Philster Active Member

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    Yeah, I didn't want to sound like a Dick to other swaps I've been in, but I was thinking that I could pretty much just tip the envelope into my vest pocket and go winter steelheading, and maybe wouldn't have the exact fly I wanted, but would be able to fish with confidence by randomly plucking one out of the pocket. I especially like the fact that I don't tie much with Bunny so I have a bunch I would never tie to throw.
     
  2. David Dalan

    David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

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    Great swap fellas. I like everything I recived. Monkey thanks for the extra, it's very nice.

    Charlie I have your tie and I'll be swinymphing it with the others this week.

    Thanks!
     
  3. Zach M

    Zach M Because I floss so hard

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    this was actually the first articulated set of flies i have ever tied so i hope they didnt come out to bad but i hope i can get in more swaps with you guys. great job again to everyone
     
  4. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    I'll certainly be more prepared to tie something better next time. I've been replicating a couple of the intruder type patterns the past couple of nights. I got great flies and examples of patterns from you guys, sorry all you got from me was a ball of fur with a tail.
     
  5. Jake Bannon

    Jake Bannon nymphs for steelhead....

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    Mumbles, that fly will own largies come spring. Big bass should suck that thing up without temptation!
     
  6. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Yeah, but I modeled it after two patterns in older steelhead texts and compared to the other flies mine just do not measure up. The cats like them! I think they will do well tossed along shorlines, over pads and under branches (under branches on rivers was the application in the steelhead books).

    I was gonna try to tie up a duckling pattern, big nasties for big nasties, right?
     
  7. Flyborg

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    Hey, it was unique and it'll catch fish, I personally can't wait to try skating it :)
     
  8. Monkey Salad

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    Looks like most/everyone got thier flies? If someone could do pics that would be cool, I have been getting some requests.
     
  9. D3Smartie

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    havent gotten mine yet but sounds like I will be pleased when I do :)
     
  10. Chris DeLeone

    Chris DeLeone Active Member

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    Re: Articulated Steel Swap

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    Looks like most/everyone got thier flies? If someone could do pics that would be cool, I have been getting some requests.

    I have been following this one and would love to see the flies. So if someone could take the time to put some photos up - I would owe ya one.

    Chris
     
  11. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    If I can find my camera I'll give it a shot. I have not seen that sucker in over a week though. Probably in a jacket, vest or float tube pocket.
     
  12. Zach M

    Zach M Because I floss so hard

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    whoever tied that articulated egg sucking leech got me hooked into my first steelhead today. i lost it shortly after but im still kind of proud haha
     
  13. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Good work Zach. Which ESL?

    I posted that I'd throw on some photos. I'm not entirely sure who tied what, but as details filter in and you claim your flies I will edit the post accordingly.

    Here are the articulated steel swap ties: (if someone with more posting knowlege can get these into the gallery if having them here is a problem I'd appreciate it. If you need them sent from me to somewhere...let me know)


    blackyellow.JPG blueblue.JPG bluebunny leech.JPG pinkpurple esl.JPG yelloworange.JPG
    redpurple.JPG purple esl.JPG pink esl.JPG pinkpurple.JPG mumbles meager mouse.JPG
     

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  14. Chris DeLeone

    Chris DeLeone Active Member

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    Thanks - Mumbles
    Nice flies gentlemen - good work
     
  15. Zach M

    Zach M Because I floss so hard

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    why are there patterns that are different from what i got in the pics? put these bad boys in the gallery