Winter Steelhead swap

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

  1. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Sweetness Mr. Chong!
     
  2. Eric Tarcha

    Eric Tarcha gear whore

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    oh yeah, that'll fish well. i am still tinkering with what i am going to tie...hmmmm.
     
  3. SmokinAces

    SmokinAces Keepin' It Reel

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    Tying some of mine up right now boys. Really looking forward to this...especially with all this cold weather.
     
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    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:
     
  5. Jergens

    Jergens AKA Joe Willauer

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    i'm pumped to see those in person, and everyone elses. I'm about half way done, decided on black/blue silvey tube snake.
     
  6. Jergens

    Jergens AKA Joe Willauer

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    Just need to thread some hooks into these puppies and they are on their way! How's everybody else doing?

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    SmokinAces Keepin' It Reel

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    SUCH SICK FLIES JERGENS!!! I LOVE EM!!!
     
  8. Eric Tarcha

    Eric Tarcha gear whore

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    awesome bro! i am going slow, but i will have mine tied up this weekend.
     
  9. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    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?
     
  10. Matthew Gulbranson

    Matthew Gulbranson Resident Swinger

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    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???
     
  11. Matthew Gulbranson

    Matthew Gulbranson Resident Swinger

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    Looks like I am too late :beathead:, so I'll have to start my own. Anyone feel like tying more flies come and say hello! :beer2:
     
  12. Keaten LaBrel

    Keaten LaBrel Formerly Tyinbugs

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    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).
     
  13. Cameron Derbyshire

    Cameron Derbyshire Steelhead, Classic Atlantic salmon flies

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    Decided to do a two toned rabbit strip zonker. They'll be done tonight.
     
  14. Nooksack Mac

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    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.
     
  15. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    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!