Swap Holiday stress removing steelhead swap

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Davy, Nov 15, 2005.

  1. Davy

    Davy Active Member

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    based on the responses then we go with 16 tyers, so 16 flies each guys, Romko your in !

    Have fun, in the near future I will post a list of what everyone is tying.

    If my Weaver skins get here in time I will try to do some of my feather bodied patterns.
     
  2. sixfinger

    sixfinger Ryan Haseman

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    I'll do it, never been in a swap before but I love tyeing flies with a stinger, so thats what you'll get from me. Just tell me what to do and Im in! ptyd
     
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    sixfinger Ryan Haseman

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    Aww man, I didnt look at the second page, I thought I was golden. Oh well, I'll try the next one. No stinger leech for you!! HA HA!! :beathead:
     
  4. Davy

    Davy Active Member

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    Hot news :thumb: - just in- Mike Doughty has informed me he is tying a blue&black marabou "thing" , personally I like flys named "thing" they usually are the ones that catch fish.

    Then there is the official "Thing" which a friend of mine named Bud Guidry posted on another board.

    Thought you all would enjoy seeing this one;
     

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  5. flybill

    flybill Purveyor of fine hackle, wine & cigars!

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    Damn! That's one nice "thing" fly! I still have to decide what to tie up. Thinking of a purple peril or something along that line. Definitely a spey style fly. Davey, I'll let you know for sure in a couple of days!

    Now the pressure is on!
    :clown:
     
  6. John Hicks

    John Hicks Owner and operator of Sea Run Pursuits

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    I will be tying my Golden Stone Spey in a size 2.
    Tiemco 7999 size 2
    Gold milar tinsel
    silver french tinsel
    yellow floss body
    mallard flank undercolar
    lemon wood duck overcolar

    you can see a pic of it in my pictures
     
  7. Davy

    Davy Active Member

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    Heres the some of the list of participants and the patterns each are tying

    1. Stephen Forrest -- Conehead Blue Moon

    2.SpokaneFisherman -- A sort of Intruder style pattern ??????????????????????????? LOL

    3.Banzai--- Skagit Special ( Ham and cheese omelette)

    4.REE - Bulkley River Samurai's

    5.Warren Perry -- Farrar Marabou - ( His are finished and here allready and they are purrrty!-- come on you slackers! )

    6.derbyshc -- Bright Spey

    7.mike doughty --Black & Blue marabou "Thing"

    8.James Mello -- still considering

    9. Romko- I'd bet olives against donnettes that he will be doing a tube fly of some sort,LOL

    10. Davy - Lady Practitioner

    11. John Hicks --Golden Stone Spey

    12. Hedburner is doing a bright Pink String Leech, with crackers I have heard they are tasteeeey!

    thats all I got so far

    Hopefully you will all follow Warrens example and send extra's for me, my own flys seem to have stopped working and I need ones that work. gawd,I'm bad, huh? nothing like a groveling fly tyer
     
  8. Ron Eagle Elk

    Ron Eagle Elk Active Member

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    Dang, there goes Warren again, making things difficult for us underachievers. I bet he even has nice toe tags too. Talk about sucking up to the swapmeister, extra flies? Are you serious?

    Way to go Warren. Mine won't be done until Monday, so ya beat me.

    REE
     
  9. John Hicks

    John Hicks Owner and operator of Sea Run Pursuits

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    John Hicks Golden stone update. I have six done and will have six more done tomorrow. I plan on having all of them done if I can find decent mallard and wood duck feathers. BTW Orvis materials suck!!!
     
  10. Davy

    Davy Active Member

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    six more??? I tyed one last night, I have 4 left to do, guess I should check my mail see if any of you have snuck some more in on me .. I have plenty of size 22 red midges tyed- almost 40 dozen now. not so good for Sauk fish though, a wee bit small I think
     
  11. Banzai

    Banzai FFing and VWs...Bugs & Bugs

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    Flys are done! I'll be shipping them out tomorrow.
     
  12. James Mello

    James Mello Inventor of the "closed eye conjecture"

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    sorry I haven't chimed in yet! Here's what I'm going to be doing :)

    It's called a Bouncer Shrimp....

    It's basically a deep slow pool fly. The hook tip rides up, so it should snag less. It should fish fine either nymphed or on the swing.

    Take a size 4 or larger hook.

    1) Tie in 15-20lbs mono on the butt
    2) Tie in some silver tinsel thread
    2) Wrap with lead (weighted to taste)
    3) Tie in pink chinneel (sp?)
    4) tie in some gp tippets or other material at the bend of the hook. This will be the mouth of the shrimp
    5) Take a couple of strands of krystal flash/angle hair and tie on each side. This will be the antenna.
    6) Wrap the cheinelle forward and tie down
    7) Place several bead of any type on the mono (5-6). Tie this in at the head. This will form a "keel" on the fly so the point it up.
    8) Wrap the feather hackle around the head, then back to the bend in the hook.
    9) Tie feather down in the back securely with the tinsel thread
    10) re-enforce the feather with the thread and tie off.
    11) Optional, tufs of marabou in the head, or perhaps GP feathers to create a shrimp looking tail.

    -- Cheers
    -- James
     
  13. SpokaneFisherman

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    My flies are all tied up. Plan on dropping them in the mail at work tomorrow. :thumb:
     
  14. John Hicks

    John Hicks Owner and operator of Sea Run Pursuits

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    Done! will ship today
     
  15. Davy

    Davy Active Member

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    :thumb: :thumb: thats awesome guys ! I can't wait to see them, I still have four left to finish the bodies and wings on, they have been sitting there for a week, guess I better quit fishin so much:beathead: :beathead: