Swap Articulated Steel Swap

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Monkey Salad, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. Monkey Salad

    Monkey Salad Member

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    3 of those flies were not swap flies. There were 10 fies in the swap.
     
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    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Sorry for the confusion. The top large set of photos are from the swap (correct me if I'm still wrong) and the three at the bottom are ones I tied with available materials and colors to replicate the intruder type patterns.
     
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    Hey mumbles, when you are tying the orange yellow "sol duc trane" make sure the first thing you tie on the shank is a ball of material to spread the tail materials. Also if you have matching dyed skinny grizzly hackle, one on each side doesn't hurt...
     
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    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Philster, thank you. I just got some orange and yellow ostrich herl yesterday or the day before in my mail order. I was wondering how it kept its fullness when wet and in the current, that body dubbing ball is the trick, right? Thanks again, that bright ass fly has to induce a strike, very cool pattern.