Swap Steelhead fly swap 2007!

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

  1. Daryle Holmstrom

    Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    Photos are posted guys, great jobs!
     
  2. halcyon

    halcyon Hallelujah, I'm a Bum!!!

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    Great job on the photos. Thanks for doing it.
    Regards,
     
  3. Daryle Holmstrom

    Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    I messed up on a few, trying to make corrections with views exposure and such let me know any remakes.

    Keeps me in good practice. Like I told Bob been working on a 500 pic, 50 year family history slide show. It was some fresh air to do these. In fact I'll throw these on a slide show tomorrow to see what you guys think.

    Daryle
     
  4. fredaevans

    fredaevans Active Member

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    Photo's??

    I know I'm missing the obvious ..... but would someone post a link to the photos?

    tnx in advance,

    Fred
     
  5. Brian Thomas

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  6. halcyon

    halcyon Hallelujah, I'm a Bum!!!

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    Flies arrived today. They are even better looking in real life than in photos. Thanks again.
    Regards,
     
  7. David Dalan

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

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    I have mine, they are great ties. Thanks eveyone!
     
  8. Clint F

    Clint F Fly Fishing Youth

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    I got the flies today and must say they are ALL great. Thanks for puting this swap together Bob. It was my first one and I will have to do some others and possibly put one together myself soon. :beer2:

    Clint
     
  9. Daryle Holmstrom

    Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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  10. Christian Brewer

    Christian Brewer Super Slacker

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    This is the first chance I really had to reply about the swap and all I have to says is WOW!!!:eek: What a great swap. I am again very humbled with my tie. Every fly looks awseome and very fishy. I can't wait to start copying them.

    I am fairly new (1yr) to tying so I love these swaps because I learn something new every time by studying everyone's flies.

    I have a couple of questions:
    1. Steve S: What feather did you use for you wing?
    2. Bruce: Same question, what feather did you use for your wing?

    Again this was a great swap and thanks Bob for putting it together! :beer2:

    Thanks,
    Christian
     
  11. halcyon

    halcyon Hallelujah, I'm a Bum!!!

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    I used dyed goose shoulder which is available just about everywhere and is very inexpensive to boot. It is easy to work with, doesn't tend to split when tying in, comes in just about any color you could choose to use, and holds together well when being fished.

    Regards,
     
  12. steve s

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    Christian,
    I also used dyed goose shoulder for my wings. Like Bruce said, it's cheap and easy to use. If you are having trouble with the fibers splitting when tying in the wings, try tying it in still attached to the stem.

    Steve
     
  13. David Dalan

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

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    Goose shoulder rocks.
     
  14. Brian Thomas

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    I just got my flies today , and I must say I`m very impressed:beer2:. The quality of all the flies is outstanding . I`m going to have to get back to the bench to tie some copies .

    Thanks to all who participated , espescially the Meister . This was my first swap here , I`m looking forward to many more .
    Brian
     
  15. obiwankanobi

    obiwankanobi Active Member

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    I just wanted to say thanks to all the participants and there was not a bad tie in the bunch.

    Thanks to Daryle for posting the pics!!

    Have a happy Thanksgiving!