Swap Winter Steelhead swap

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Cameron Derbyshire, Dec 6, 2008.

  1. SmokinAces

    SmokinAces Keepin' It Reel

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    Thanks for response Jergens...count me in on the scuplin!!!
     
  2. Jergens

    Jergens AKA Joe Willauer

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    you can return the favor, should i tie a bright fly or a dark fly?
     
  3. SmokinAces

    SmokinAces Keepin' It Reel

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    Haha, hit us with the dark fly...I perfer using natural colors such as black and olive for steelies when the rivers aren't in great shape which seems to be just about every weekend in the winter months (jk I hope not). But it's up to you Jergens...you're the one tying it and I would like to know everyone else's opinion as well...

    Thanks,
    Aces
     
  4. flybill

    flybill Purveyor of fine hackle, wine & cigars!

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    Would love to see the mouse pattern, but I vote for the sculpin as well!

    Go dark Joe! Big and dirty! Really whatever you want, got to have a variety in the fly box...
     
  5. Keaten LaBrel

    Keaten LaBrel Formerly Tyinbugs

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    I'm in...probably tie something articulated
     
  6. slippery_whippet

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    I'm in too. How about a Tragoprawn or Coast Orange as I just got Dec's book as an early present.
     
  7. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    I count fourteen tyers as of this moment, is that what we've got? Is the swapmeister tossing anyone out on his mumbling ear? I'm up for tying a dozen and two big nasty articulated flies with lots of action.
     
  8. Eric Tarcha

    Eric Tarcha gear whore

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    this is going to be a good one!!
     
  9. Eric Tarcha

    Eric Tarcha gear whore

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    is this a go or what?
     
  10. Jergens

    Jergens AKA Joe Willauer

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  11. flybill

    flybill Purveyor of fine hackle, wine & cigars!

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    Why wouldn't it be? 14 people are fine w/ me. Looks like it should be a good swap! :beer1:
     
  12. Eric Tarcha

    Eric Tarcha gear whore

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    I just wanted to make sure, as we haven't heard anything more from the swap leader...

    I'm good to go...:beer2:
     
  13. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Weekend adventures either on the water or with family. Sounds like this loaded up faster than he may have anticipated. I tied some of my stingers last night and will work on the rest and the bodies as soon as I can.
     
  14. Cameron Derbyshire

    Cameron Derbyshire Steelhead, Classic Atlantic salmon flies

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    Gentlemen, it's a go! We've got the following participants:

    Cameron Derbyshire
    Zach M
    X Dog
    Davido
    Mumbles
    Brian Thomas
    Flybill
    SmokinAces
    Jergens
    Randy Chong
    Eric Tarcha
    Nooksack Mac
    Tyinbugs
    Slippery_whippet

    Looks like there are fourteen tyers, so tie up a baker's dozen. Let's set a deadline for Saturday January 17th. That will give you just short of five weeks, and plenty of time to use them for the season. I see a few new board members. Please read Ibn's 'sticky' post at the top of the 'swaps' forum.
    I will PM everyone tonight with my address. Please PM me or post on this thread when you've sent your flies; I'll PM you to let you know of safe arrival of your flies. As a gentle reminder please include the following when you send your flies: thirteen flies, a container to send your flies back to you, a self addressed mailer/large envelope to send you flies back in, and prepaid (i.e. pre-stamped) mailer or money to cover return shipping. I will not provide any return containers, packaging, or pay to ship your flies. It's just plain annoying The deadline of Jan 17 will be strictly adhered to. Flies will go out in the mail Monday Jan 19th, period. I'll take photos of the flies and post in the swap gallery. Questions, please ask.
    Get tying, and let's make everyone envious of our swap!
     
  15. Randy Chong

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    Randy's done. This is what I have come up with, and still haven't named it yet. (I reminds me of the ladies with the Red Hat Society) The picture doesn't show the maribou color very well, but it is a Cerise Maribou. The Recipe is as follows:

    25mm Waddington
    Sz 3 stinger
    Purple ice dubbing as highlight
    Purple Chenile body
    Silver Mylar ribbing
    Grey Palmered Spey hackle
    Purple Grizzly feelers
    Cerise Maribou
    Purple Guinea Hen collar

    I hope you all like it.

    Randy
     

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