Swap Sculpin Swap is on

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Stephen Rice, Feb 16, 2006.

  1. Will Atlas

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    I was thinking about tying a skating skulpin, maybe next time. I tied some tonight...here's a photo. James wasnt that monster fly you were swinging on the peninsula a wool head? I'd love to have one of those!
     

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  2. mr trout

    mr trout Trevor Hutton

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    I hate this swap. J/K Not only are my patterns a pain to tie because I am using three colors of wool, but then I just cut the crap out of my finger trimming some wool.:beathead: I'll be done in a few days I suspect. They are a little more conservative than I planned, just a nice sculpin with a bunny tail and body with some feather pectoral fins and a wool head. They'll fish.:thumb:
     
  3. Zen Piscator

    Zen Piscator Supporting wild steelhead, gravel to gravel.

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    Will,
    I donno if sculpins skate but whatever floats your Claka'.

    Mine will be off on monday, hopefully they will hurt when they hit the back of your head. Maybe I will do them on tubes...maybe i will do them all outta cdc, or spun jungle cock, but probably will end up just using spun and clipped skunk ape.

    Peace,
    ANdy
     
  4. papafsh

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    Just finished mine, as of this moment!

    Tomorrow I'll put the toe tags on 'em, and have them mailed Friday.

    I'm looking forward to the variety, of sculpin flys, from this, save for myself, accomplished group of tyers.

    I don't expect you may have ever seen quite, as bizarre, a rendition of a sculpin, as I submit forthwith. :eek: but wait till you see it in the water.
    I hope they help, each of you, catch many BIG fish.


    LB
     
  5. papafsh

    papafsh Piscatorial predilection

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    Cascadekiller,

    Your "Skating Skulpin" sure is a cute little fly. I did notice one, little, thing though. It looks like you just might have a negative (bead) right next to a positive (deer hair). A light vs heavy, buoyancy vs density, that sort of thing. (Oh! touchy-feely time)

    Surely, you can see the conflict of purpose between the bead and the deer hair?. Should it float, or sink?

    Would the descriptive action word for such a fly be more like "wallow" than "skating"? :confused:

    Did I mention how cute that little 'ol fly is?...well, it is! And I'll bet it, just might, catch fish like crazy!

    LB
     
  6. James Mello

    James Mello Inventor of the "closed eye conjecture"

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    BAWWAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!!:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

    That quite possibly could be the most funny thing I've seen in years! I can't say much about what others can tie up but, as for myself spun deer hair is a great way to make a mess and not much more! ;)
     
  7. Willie Bodger

    Willie Bodger Still, nothing clever to say...

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    Yeah, spun deer hair is not the way to make sculpins, it is the way to acquire one of those little white jackets or an orange jumpsuit. Simply maddening and I don't care if they do catch fish... On that note, I saw some sculpin flies at Ted's the other day that were incredible. They were like a size 4 6x long (at least) and the entire thing was spun deer hair, different colors shaped into a sculping with eyes and a dorsal fin (and yes, pectoral and tail as well). It was intense. I had a fleeting thought to buy 12 for this swap and claim I tied them and then I woke up...

    Willie
     
  8. papafsh

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    Glad you enjoyed it James, but I'm serious! damn-it! lol.....
    No spun deer hair in mine though, so no worries.
    I've seen those flys, you mention Willie, they look like some kind of cartoon rendering with the big eye's they have. Just the kind of fly that would drive anyone crazy, talk about spun deer hair!......Yikes!!!!

    LB
     
  9. mr trout

    mr trout Trevor Hutton

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    Finished up tonight. Should get them sent out tomorrow or Friday. Sweet.
     
  10. Rory McMahon

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    well i finally got my container back so mine should be in the mail sometime this week or next depeding on how things work out.

    T990
     
  11. Will Atlas

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    papafish,
    The skating skulpin isnt what i tied. I just tied a beadhead muddler. The skating skulpin is on a #6 spey hook with no bead. Andy, obviously skulpins dont skate, but do any fish? Dont tell the steelhead, cause from what I've gathered they're convinced sculpins can skate like michelle kwan(see below). Almost done.
    Paz,
    willy
     

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    Now that sclupin skater is a good looking fly! I was just messin' with ya' on the other fly, I'll bet those flys catch a lot of fish :thumb:

    LB
     
  13. Stephen Rice

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    :eek: Hey Lonnie just to let you know I got your flies. they are sweet ! now I got to retie mine again! you guys are just too good !
     
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    I got Mr. Trout's flies last night. Another Great batch of flies !
     
  15. James Mello

    James Mello Inventor of the "closed eye conjecture"

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    So I'm getting cranked up on those flies tonite. I'm going to do a different kind of fly that I call "The cat". It's essentially a rabbit strip leech, but I put another section of rabbit strip at the head, to bulk it out, put on a schlappen collar, and a couple of fins. They're pretty good looking flies though, but definately NOT one of the traditional spun/woolhead type of flies.