Its Almost Skwala Time

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Simplebugger, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. kelvin

    kelvin Active Member

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    yes Pat another good one
     
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    kelvin Active Member

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    P5120468.JPG Like Johnny Cash said...Da trout'll get fat come Skwala time
     
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  3. ScottP

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    Need to get a black marker for the egg sac.

    Regards,
    Scott
     
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    one tied for the profile
     
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  5. riseform

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    Hmmm, I wonder if that large egg sac as pictured in Preston's photos would work as a trigger?
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  6. porterHause

    porterHause Just call me Jon

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    Gettin' ready for Skwala Madness 2013.

    Here are some dries I've been tying up for the coming weekends...
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    Used ScottP's hopper SBS to come up with this. Thanks for that Scott!

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  8. Russ Kendall

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    Nice tie Mcnasty, and thanks for the great pics Preston. I am going to spend some time at the vise this winter to tie adults and nymphs for the early and late hatches. Thanks again guys, super thread.
     
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  9. Teenage Entomologist

    Teenage Entomologist Gotta love the pteronarcys.

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    I have my own set of adult stonefly patterns called the Supernatural Stones. I only have Salmonfly and golden stone, but I look forward to making a Skwala adult. I'll have one tied up within a few months.
     
  10. ScottP

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    It takes a few months to tie the fly? Sounds a bit too complicated for me. :D

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    Scott
     
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  11. McNasty

    McNasty Canyon Lurker

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    so since this thread's been dredged back up, how'd everyone's patterns do earlier this year?
     
  12. ScottP

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    This one worked pretty well

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    Rogue's were good but a bit fragile

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    This was the best combination of durability/visability/catchability

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    Regards,
    Scott
     
  13. Teenage Entomologist

    Teenage Entomologist Gotta love the pteronarcys.

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    Well Scott, I meant I'll have the materials within that time frame, and I'll tie it by then. It'll be a really cool lookin' fly. Instead of a #8 hook, I'll use a #10, do a dark olive body, and that should be it. This is what the Supernatural Stonefly pattern looks like. image.jpg
     
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  14. ScottP

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    Hope you know I was kidding; that's a very nice fly.

    Regards,
    Scott
     
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  15. Teenage Entomologist

    Teenage Entomologist Gotta love the pteronarcys.

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    I know u were kiddin'. Hopefully this years Skwala hatch on the Sacramento River here in California will be bigger, the Summer Stonefly hatch was pretty big this year, same for the pteronarcys. And actually Scott that MCM Foam Stone pattern; I got my idea for the Supernatural Stone from that pattern. I liked how the MCM was durable. I added antennae, tied in the legs in a different spot, used moose hair for the wings, and put Krystal Flash in the wings. How did you exactly do the extended body? Every different segment on the extended body I would whip finish, so it ended up being about 4 whip finishes on the extended body.