Swap Swingin' for Summer Steel Swap

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Eric Tarcha, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. JS

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    Mine hit the mail tomorrow. I ended up not doing a spade. Started thinking about small dark flies on desert rivers in Sept/October and decided on a new pattern.

    For inspiration, I used the "Half-Ass" pattern by Jeremy Floyd in last year's Summer Steelhead swap and combined it with a Mack's Canyon color palette. The result is the "Max Caddis".

    Hook - Alec Jackson Spey #7
    Tail - black crystal flash pointed up
    Tag - gold flat tinsel
    Rear body - orange natural seal fur blended with dark orange trilobal flash
    Front body - black natural seal fur blended with black flash simi-seal
    Rib - medium gold oval
    Rear hackle - Coque, half-bronze
    Front hackle - Orange dyed Guinea

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  3. Eric Tarcha

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    Beauties Tom and Jarad!!

    Everyone else, Flies should be in the mail my tomorrow to get them to me by Thursday!!! Get em in boys!
     
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    I sent mine last week via airmail .

    Hopefully , you should have them soon .
     
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    nice matt!
     
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    Thomas, Got your flies yesterday. As always, beautiful ties my man!
     
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    Sent my 11 Crystal Caddis flies today express mail, so they should be there by noon tomorrow.
     
  9. Eric Tarcha

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    I received Matt's and Sean's flies.... Thanks guys!

    I think everyone will be real happy with this swap. Some quality ties coming your way.
     
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    Thx Eric!

    If it wasn't obvious, the 'fancy' one is for you.

    T.
     
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    Ok, I got Brian's, Bjorn's, and Jarad's flies in the mail today. Great job guys! really sweet flies, all of them. Just waiting on 2 fellas to get me flies and they will be shipped out. thanks to everyone who got their flies in on time!
     
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    chattmr has never caught a steelhead... (its sad, I know)

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    Mine went out the other day. You should have them today at the latest. Thanks for hosting thic swap Eric...
     
  13. Eric Tarcha

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    Ok guys, flies will go out Thursday. Sorry for the delay, I am actually out of town until Weds night. I think everyone will be pleased.
     
  14. Eric Tarcha

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    Flies were sent out last week, pics are up, you should be getting your flies any day.

    Also, if someone could post a pic of Seans wolley worm I would appreciate it. I think I accidentally shorted myself that one...
     
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    Got mine yesterday. Nice mix of different sorts of flies. The tube skater is giving me all sorts of nasty ideas...

    Thanks for hosting Eric!