Trade?

#1
I need some particular trout dry flies wrapped up and don't really have the patience for the smallish bugs. Wondering if maybe I could trade some steelhead bugs for a little custom care package from one of you talented trout fly gurus?

Need grey drakes (12), mahoganys (14-16) and some yellow sallies (14).
 

Pat Lat

Mad Flyentist
#2
here's a few for you to lose in the trees, a half dozen grey drakes and a bonus super-skwala thing.
They're loosely based on the woven italian dry flies that Kelvin's been talking about lately. The drakes have size 14 caddis curve hooks, so they're not too fine of a wire. But when they hit the water the hook acts like a sea anchor would on a raft. By pulling straight down it helps to keep the fly upright resulting in a remarkably natural drift.
I thought the bonus fly might help you accomplish that steelhead on the dead drift you told me about. I figured skwalas are in march-ish, maybe you could reach for the stars and go for a winter steelhead on the dead drift. Anyways, that suckers got a size 4 splitshot/dropshot hook connected by 30lb braid to the hook shank. I bent one out to make sure it wouldn't slip.
I'll tie up the rest and we can meet up for a beer somewhere.
More pics to come.
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Pat Lat

Mad Flyentist
#5
Well those are just duns the emergers will be fun to figure out.
Glad you guys like em. Kelvin, I figured you'd dig these
 
#6
here's a few for you to lose in the trees, a half dozen grey drakes and a bonus super-skwala thing.
They're loosely based on the woven italian dry flies that Kelvin's been talking about lately. The drakes have size 14 caddis curve hooks, so they're not too fine of a wire. But when they hit the water the hook acts like a sea anchor would on a raft. By pulling straight down it helps to keep the fly upright resulting in a remarkably natural drift.
I thought the bonus fly might help you accomplish that steelhead on the dead drift you told me about. I figured skwalas are in march-ish, maybe you could reach for the stars and go for a winter steelhead on the dead drift. Anyways, that suckers got a size 4 splitshot/dropshot hook connected by 30lb braid to the hook shank. I bent one out to make sure it wouldn't slip.
I'll tie up the rest and we can meet up for a beer somewhere.
More pics to come.
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Is there a sbs for that one? Man those are so cool
 

Pat Lat

Mad Flyentist
#7
Its like an extended body mayfly with a stinger. I tie the bodies on a needle then slide them off and tie it to the hook after I secure the stinger. Then watch your fingers as you add the wing. Finish and clip the extra hook point off. You'll figure it out.