Sculpin Swap

Discussion in 'Fly Swaps' started by Dan Soltau, May 3, 2005.

  1. D3Smartie

    D3Smartie Active Member

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    ok i have finally churned out 1 "sculpin" fly.... well it might sort of look like one depending on ptyd

    hopefully i can finish up my dozen this week around baseball practice...
    I am having a great time trying to tie up these things though... always fun to mess around with something new...
     

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  2. Backyard

    Backyard SANCHO!

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    Just a couple more to go... hope you guys like casting bricks.. :rofl:
     
  3. Dan Soltau

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    fo sho dirty
     
  4. Willie Bodger

    Willie Bodger Still, nothing clever to say...

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    Ok, still workin' on what these are gonna look like, so how does this woolhead thing look? I figure I can do the initial trim for these and if you want them slimmer, then you can slim them up? I'v ealso got a deer hair version that I am trying to get done, but I keep forgetting how much I hate spinning deer hair, or rather trimming deer hair. Anyway, are these an acceptable fly for this swap, or shall I try again? And, what if I send in half wool head and half deer hair? Anyway, will these fish?

    wb
     
  5. Islander

    Islander Steve

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    Hey Willie, Those look pretty cool. Your deer hair spinning is much better than mine. I did a few more modifications on mine and fished them yesterday, they worked well. But they are ugly :eek:
     
  6. Diehard

    Diehard aka Justin

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    I have most of mine done. I just tested them out last weekend on the Yak and they kicked ass.
     
  7. Willie Bodger

    Willie Bodger Still, nothing clever to say...

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    So, is it bad swap etiquette to have say 3-4 variations in your submission of sculpins...? Anyone?
     
  8. Islander

    Islander Steve

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    I don't think it would matter, as long as they all catch fish :thumb:
     
  9. Dan Soltau

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    I have recieved flies from the following people:
    Bodger
    Icanfly
    Steve Mooney
    Don Perry
    Justin Holland
    Backyard
    Crockett
    D3Smartie
    Dutchman
    Diehard
    Islander
    If anybody has sent theirs and their name isnt up above let me know
     
  10. Islander

    Islander Steve

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    I have about half completed. I'll finish them up over the weekend. Hopefully mail them on Monday.
     
  11. Icanfly

    Icanfly aka Matt

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    Finished, they're going out tomorrow. I decided to call them MIA sculpins. If you guys happen to know what they may already be called then you should let me know. I didn't go off a pattern so for all I know, my name is the one and only. Set me straight otherwise. Oh, and it doesn't stand for what you think.....heh heh. :thumb:
     
  12. Islander

    Islander Steve

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    Got mine to the Post Office this morning.
     
  13. Diehard

    Diehard aka Justin

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    Just sent mine out.
     
  14. D3Smartie

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    mine are in the mail
     
  15. crockett

    crockett New Member

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    Mine are in the mail and I'm off to MT for 17 days. My tie is a Crystal Sculpin Bugger. It combines the basic profile of the Wooly Sculpin with body elements of a Seal Bugger/Crystal Bugger and a small head of spun hair a la the Bow River Bugger. I'll post the pattern with the picture when it's up.

    Hook: TMC 400 size 4 (6X long, heavy wire)
    Thread: 6/0 brown
    Head: olive deer hair, spun and clipped short
    Collar: olive deer hair tips, spun
    Body: orange Ice Dub, picked out
    Hackle: olive schlappen
    Tail: marabou, olive over golden yellow

    -Crock