Swap Winter Steelhead swap

#34
I hear ya! If it wasn't for all this cold weather, I would never make it through these Tragoprawn flies! They take for freaking ever (at least for me). Five trago (red-pheasant) top wing feathers with four folded guinea wraps and four dubbing loops per fly, now I know why Dec likes these. They keep people at home and off the river (just kidding). bawling:
On the bright side, I'm almost done and they look sweet. Hope the rest of you like them too. :thumb:
 

Jergens

AKA Joe Willauer
#35
I hear ya! If it wasn't for all this cold weather, I would never make it through these Tragoprawn flies! They take for freaking ever (at least for me). Five trago (red-pheasant) top wing feathers with four folded guinea wraps and four dubbing loops per fly, now I know why Dec likes these. They keep people at home and off the river (just kidding). bawling:
On the bright side, I'm almost done and they look sweet. Hope the rest of you like them too. :thumb:
i'm pumped to see those in person, and everyone elses. I'm about half way done, decided on black/blue silvey tube snake.
 

Ed Call

Well-Known Member
#39
I'm going slow too. I have a bunch of my maribou stingers tied but have yet to do the shanked bodies. I'll be able to tie lots between Christmas and New Years as I'm home running daddy daycare. Maybe I'll let my 3 and 5 year old tie some up...what do you think about that?
 
#40
Is it too late to jump in on this one??? I would love to contribute my purple bunny love leech. I had a steely on the Kalama last week that seemed to like it! I can have my flies in by the deadline no problem...so waddya say???
 

Keaten LaBrel

Formerly Tyinbugs
#42
Sick flies Jergens...those'll slay fosheezy!..i got two flies left to tie...tied up some pink with barred purple and black marabou flies. i added a backing loop for those of you who like to fish articulated flies (all that you'll need is to add a hook and snip the other hook) and for those of you who don't want a stinger hook can just snip the backing. i'm lookin forward to seein all the flies and have been gettin a little antsee to get out (its been -10 and colder for that last ten days).
 
#44
I finished my batch of Winter Solstice patterns a few days ago. I'm still tying them, so that I can high-grade the selection for the swap; the rest will be saved for fishing replacements. (Why is it that after tying for 46 years, I can seldom tie two in a row with heads that look the same?:mad:)

I could have mailed them already, but I didn't want to stand in that long line at the post office with the last-minute Christmas crowd.
 

Ed Call

Well-Known Member
#45
Nooksack Mac's Winter Solstice? I've got one of those, wicked good looking fly. I have that one at the ready for whenever I get to go out and fish for a change. I've yet to replicate it close to the quality that you tied though Mac!