March Fly Salon: Salmon Fry

Discussion in 'Patterns' started by SaltyCutt, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. Steve Rohrbach

    Steve Rohrbach Puget Sound Fly Fisher

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    Steve, I am working on an entry.
    Think topwater.
     
  2. Rob Ast

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    I took am working on a pattern. Have the style picked, still working on material preferences.
     
  3. Rob Ast

    Rob Ast Active Member

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    Here is my craft-fur pink fry. Total length is approx 2".
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    Rob nice bug!
     
  5. Jack Devlin

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    Rob. Nice tie. That's a fish catcher for sure!
     
  6. Steve Rohrbach

    Steve Rohrbach Puget Sound Fly Fisher

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    CHUM FRY SLIDER
    Roger Stephens has been extremely creative converting traditional flies to topwater flies. I decided to convert the Chum Baby to a tube fly slider. I used a ProTube MicroTube and started by wrapping the tube with Pearl Bill's Body Braid. I then addd a sparse clump of Red Fox Tail as it is finer than squirrel tail and I think it will move more in the water. Then added 3 strands of UV Pearl Krystal Flash doubled around the tying thread. I then added a throat of 6 strands of Red Flashabou doubled around the tying thread. I then wrapped 6 turns of Peacock Herl. The Peacock Herl acts as a pillow for the Whiting Eurohackle variant tied in flat wing style. The head is a Rainey's Pee Wee Dink that I cut in half with a razor knife. I used a Dremel Tool with the beehive sander to hollow out the back to cover the tie-in point. I then colored the head with a Prismacolor Bronze felt pen to color the head. UV Eyes are attached with Zap-A-Gap. The head is then coated with Loon Hard Head Phosphorescent to seal the foam, increase durability and produce a soft glow.
    I will test the fly this weekend in Port Townsend at Cutts & Chums.
    Chum Fry Slider.jpg Chum Fry Slider Topside.jpg
     
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  7. SaltyCutt

    SaltyCutt Beach Bum

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    These are all badass flies guys, couple more days.
     
  8. SaltyCutt

    SaltyCutt Beach Bum

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    Awesome patterns guys, and tough call..

    Kelvin, GREAT flatwing, I love it and have tied a similar version which got a stike today in less than stellar conditions!

    Rob, awesome sparse pattern and great lateral flash.

    Jack, great fly and I loved the body wrap and rib, and the red tail.

    Steve, as usual, fantastic topwater pattern and incredible detail!

    The winner is Jack Devlin this month, his fly inspired me to change the way I was looking at my tying and sent me straight to the bench with new ideas!
     
  9. Steve Rohrbach

    Steve Rohrbach Puget Sound Fly Fisher

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    Jack, congratulations, you are doing great work. I love your vision and look forward to using some of your creative approaches. Hope to see you on a beach somewhere soon.

    Steve, thanks for a fun theme. Look forward to the next challenge.
     
  10. Jack Devlin

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    Steve, thanks for selecting my fly. I guess the ten pounds of smoked salmon and the case of hand crafted amber ale reached you ok.:)
    Regarding the prize, is the Ford Escape a 2012 model? If so, do I get to choose the color?
     
  11. SaltyCutt

    SaltyCutt Beach Bum

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    Jack, due to production strikes the Escapes are all gone, we just missed the deadline... maybe a beer on a beach soon though
     
  12. Billy Vanosdol

    Billy Vanosdol Fly Chuker

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    Congrats. Jack
    Had fun at the Seminar. Makes me want to move to the OP.
     
  13. Steve Rohrbach

    Steve Rohrbach Puget Sound Fly Fisher

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    Jack, you want the 2013 model. Completely redesigned. Should be in dealerships by June. You can check it out at Ford.com.
     
  14. Jack Devlin

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    Steve,
    When I click on the link above for what I assume will be the instructions for the Salon, all I get is a list of forums and nothing about the salon.
    Jackd
     
  15. SaltyCutt

    SaltyCutt Beach Bum

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    http://www.washingtonflyfishing.com...fly-salon-sort-of-a-contest-interested.72414/

    Jack, try the above link. I'm not sure what happened to the other link, it seemed to crash after the Forum upgrade.

    It is Thomas Mitchells initial post about the Salon idea. Basically pick a theme, Thomas wanted interpretations of a specific fly, Winter's Hope, Rohrbach picked Johnson's beach fly, Kelvin picked the color Black.... so the thread has evolved. Go any way you want with it.

    Steve