Dryfly Steelhead Swap

Discussion in 'Fly Swaps' started by dryflylarry, Aug 4, 2008.

  1. Big Tuna

    Big Tuna Member

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    Mine went in the mail yesterday. I tie my steelhead caddis sparse ala Dec Hogan...riffle hitch behind the head and let 'er swing.
     
  2. dryflylarry

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    I received "Big Tuna's" Steelhead Caddis in the mailbox today. They look like perfect skaters. I probably should keep them all! :D Good job Big Tuna, thank you for the flies.

    I am still cranking away on my Steelhead Bees and should have them ready this week. These are slow for me to tie..... but I'm a slow tier anyway.
     
  3. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    If those bees are all spun deer hair like the one tried to tie, spin, pack, spin, pack, spin, pack...holy crap that is a lot of work. It makes me think some patterns are better to buy!
     
  4. dryflylarry

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    No, they are "wulff" style and the wings are squirrel tail which is quite fine and a little bit of a pain to work with. But I'm slow.. ha. By the way, got you $$ in the mail. Thanks, I may have to send a couple bucks back because it's too much. Normally everyone sends in $2, but since you sent your giant box, it is a little more!! :D
     
  5. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Well, I figured that if I sent a huge box that you would feel sorry for my dumb ass and fill it with all the super secret steelhead slammers you could stuff in there.
     
  6. dryflylarry

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    UPDATE---The only missing collections are Cameron's, D3Smartie, and dryflylarry's (that would be me). Hurry up you guys. I guess you won't be chasing steelhead with these flies this weekend....Sorry Pals. :D
     
  7. Cameron Derbyshire

    Cameron Derbyshire Steelhead, Classic Atlantic salmon flies

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    Mine are done and will be out in the mail Tuesday. I've included an extra (took about thirty-five seconds to tie), trying to "create movement".
     

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  8. dryflylarry

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    Thanks Cameron! Don't forgot to send your Two Bucks! Ha! D3Smartie ran out the door to go tuna fishing and forgot to send his with postage. Anyway, I'll cover it this time. He sent some mighty nice patterns too. Thanks D3. Only patterns left to receive are Cameron's masterpieces! Photo taking time sometime this week between looking for salmon or cutthroat.
    I am then off to my annual trip to Idaho and Oregon chasing big rainbows and browns for almost 3 weeks. :p

    :thumb:
     
  9. D3Smartie

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    The envelope i sent is self addressed with postage paid Larry. Should just be able to throw the collection back into it, seal it up and send it back.
    thanks
     
  10. dryflylarry

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    OK. I have all the flies!! Good ones from Cameron too! I now need to take photos and get them in the mail. Not sure if I'll be ready for Saturday's mail, but I'll try, otherwise it would be Monday. Thanks all for participating. There are some great ones here. :thumb:
     
  11. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    And some crappy ones...you can say it, I won't be offended.
     
  12. dryflylarry

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    OK----All flies have been POSTED in the Gallery. Let me know if I messed up. They will be in the mail to you guys Monday. Thanks again for participating. These are all very nice. Let's go catch some steelhead!! :) :thumb:
     
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    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    All flies for the Dryfly Steelhead Swap have been mailed as of Monday. Jeremy's have been sent to him in California so he can test them! :thumb:
     
  14. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Got mine today. They look great. Never used many of these patterns and I'm stoked to give them a shot.
     
  15. reamse

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    deffiently some lookers in the bunch, gonna have to give them a good soaking.

    Nice flies everyone.