Swap Summerrun Swap

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by StuFarnham, Apr 28, 2005.

  1. Willie Bodger

    Willie Bodger Still, nothing clever to say...

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    OK, since I'm just tying on partridge hooks, I've gotta ask. Davy, are those just straight shank hooks with a loop tied onto the top with clear mono? If so, what material do you use for the loop and what do you coat it with to hold it on there?

    wb - still trying to get this whole thing figured out...
     
  2. Scott Behn

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    silk gut loops....old school!!!!!


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  3. Trevor

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    I think they are probably dacron loops instead of gut. Gut is too expensive for fishing flys. Blind eye hooks are pretty though, aren't they?
     
  4. Davy

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    Hmmmm, These are Partridge Salar standard blind eyes, the loop is 30lb dacron backing material ( sorry Scott) ( I don't use silk on many of my fishing flies but prefer loops opposed to eyed hooks.( a swimming thing) I certainly use eyed hooks now and again, don't get me wrong, just thought I'd do these up for the swap.

    WB- I lay a nice foundation of thread just from a hint of the shank end back about 1/4" then I lay the dacron material ( doubled to form loop) under the shank, I begin wrapping my thread forward carefully to hold dacron or gut under and to the sides of the shank , all the way to ,again, just a hint of the wire showing. I then start back ,this time even tighter, with my thread , about half way I snip one of the dacron tags and continue wrapping about another 1/16" and then snip the other for a nice little taper. If tying quantity ,I then whip finish and do another hook. After they are wrapped I put two coats of "very thin" head cement on the base to secure it all very nicely.

    Hope this makes sense. Happy to show you sometime if you can make your way to Marysville.

    Davy, the other fiber optic cable guy
     
  5. Davy

    Davy Active Member

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    So whens he due date ad where do we send em?
     
  6. StuFarnham

    StuFarnham Member

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    Hmmm, sorry, I *thought* I had replies last night but I don't see the reply, so I guess I was imagining it.

    How's Monday, June 6 for a due date to me?

    I'll send out email this weekend with swap details, snail mail address, etc.

    Stu
     
  7. Trevor

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    When does Summer Steelhead open? :beer2: June 1? :beer2: My vote would be closing the swap shortly before that. :thumb:
     
  8. Jerry Daschofsky

    Jerry Daschofsky Moderator Staff Member

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    LOL Trevor. I'm already tying up my summerrun boxes. Hope to have my driftboat ready for a couple rivers that have summerruns by June 1st (we'll see, but I doubt I'll have it finished).
     
  9. Trevor

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    Jerry, if it isn't, I think I know where we can find a boat that you might be familiar with. :thumb: I'll gladly trade rowing for your knowledge of the local waters.

    FYI, I'm tying the Georgia Peach Spey (in my gallery) minus the jungle cock plus a counter rib for durability. I've started 8 of em. Bodies and hackle are built; they just need the throat and the wing. I'm waiting for Bronze mallard and more BEP hackle to come in the mail to finish em up.

    Trev
     
  10. Jerry Daschofsky

    Jerry Daschofsky Moderator Staff Member

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    What boat could that be? LOL. Actually, I'd row and just let you fish. Need to get the shoulder up and running, my main concern actually. So would be my pleasure. LOL.
     
  11. Scott Behn

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    I'm glad y'all have decided what your going to tie...I can't seem to settle on a pattern. I'm thinking I'll stick with my nymphs, being that is what I usually do for summerruns anyways.

    I might do a golden stone pattern... :confused:
     
  12. Trevor

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    once, twice...SOLD!!! :rofl: :p :rofl:
     
  13. Bob Triggs

    Bob Triggs Stop Killing Wild Steelhead!

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    I can make the june 6th deadline. Cant do it earlier. We have a lot of season ahead of us, especially the autumn fishing.
     
  14. Trevor

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    :thumb: June 6 is plenty early. I've just been obsessed with tying lately and am gnawing at the bit (and shot off my post before I saw Stu's setting the date). I swear if I had all my materials, i would have already finished the flies, but then I would just have to wait until my fly swap box got back from another swap I'm in (that doesn't finish for 2 weeks).

    My wife picked up some BEP for me yesterday from Seattle, so I'm just waiting for the bronze mallard that I ordered. I have 12 bodies sitting around waiting for wings...
     
  15. Scott Behn

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    Yeah I settled on my little (#10) golden stone nymph. It is probably the one fly that I consistently get hits on.

    Although I'm going to try skating dries this year also, never have before.

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