Swap Steelhead fly swap 2007!

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by obiwankanobi, Sep 19, 2007.

  1. obiwankanobi

    obiwankanobi Active Member

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    Daryle, don't stress. Seriously the best production spey hackle I use is pheasant rump. I am one of those spey enthusiasts that have a whole blue eared pheasant skin, have tied with rhea and all of the above, but when I want fishing flies, pheasant rump or burned goose or mallard, works just fine. Tie bastard speys if you want or use schlappan, which is cheap and creates a nice spey/dee.

    Bob
     
  2. Brian Thomas

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    Just a quick question . I`d hate to see anybody get into trouble , so , can somebody tell me whether it is legal for you folk to possess flies tied with seals fur , if the seals fur was legally obtained , as it is here in Canada ? If it may be a problem , I`ll be sure not to use any , and use angora instead .
     
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    "Technically," the answer would be yes, the reality is no. Rather doubt that even a close examination of a single fly in someone's box would raise an eyebrow. Now Polar Bear, that might be another question.

    Fred
     
  4. David Dalan

    David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

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    Yeah, don't sweat the seal fur :)
     
  5. 1morecast

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    Obi,

    11 flies by mid Oct.. Sounds like a good deal. I am rolling a pattern of my own design which is very effective in the fall. Is that cool?
    FRank
     
  6. obiwankanobi

    obiwankanobi Active Member

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    Brain: The seal fur will work and besides I don't know a spey fisherman in sight that wouldn't marvel at a fly tied with seal or pb as long as it was legally obtained.

    New designs are what I am trying to achieve with this swap. I personally rarely tie a traditional pattern, as I am always substituting new materials/methods on proven patterns. The only flies that come standard in my box are those like clousers, where you just want many of them in your box for the season.

    Bob
     
  7. Speydee

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    Hey Obi,

    Just registered on the WFF bb. Is it too late to submit flies for the swap? Was privileged to take a spey/dee tying class last year from Glen Wilson.
     
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    Obi,
    I want to confirm, only send in 11 flies? You won't be including one on our own flies to send back to us? What's your address? I finished mine early.

    Thanks,

    Steve
     
  9. obiwankanobi

    obiwankanobi Active Member

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    Speydee, I would love to include you but I left it open for just a few days extra for one last entrant. Now that people have tied up their submissions, I hate to say it, but I will have to leave it as is at 12 entrants total. There will be more fly swaps for sure as the steelie season progresses.

    Steve, it is 11 flies total. You can include that extra fly to be sent back to you, but I left that out of the count. See original post for added details.

    Bob
     
  10. Daryle Holmstrom

    Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    I'll start one after this one is over.

    Daryle
     
  11. Brian Thomas

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    Done . Here is my submission/concoction . It doesn`t have a name , it`s just something I came up with . I`ll have them in the mail tomorrow or Thursday .
     
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  13. David Dalan

    David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

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    OK, maybe the "no sweat" comment about 11 highlanders was bit premature...:)

    9 down, 2 to go. Should knock the last two out this weeked.

    I can hardly wait to see the output...obi you should post a pic of the final collection before distribution. Should be quite a pile of flies!
     
  14. halcyon

    halcyon Hallelujah, I'm a Bum!!!

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    A dozen flies are in the mail. The extra is for the swapmeister, thanks Robert. A fishing pattern having the colors of Shewey's spawning purple.

    Regards,
     
  15. Brian Thomas

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    I`ve been super busy lately , so I did`nt mail mine when anticipated . They went out yesterday though .