Swap Articulated Steel Swap

Philster

Active Member
#91
wow best swap i have been in these are awesome.
Yeah, I didn't want to sound like a Dick to other swaps I've been in, but I was thinking that I could pretty much just tip the envelope into my vest pocket and go winter steelheading, and maybe wouldn't have the exact fly I wanted, but would be able to fish with confidence by randomly plucking one out of the pocket. I especially like the fact that I don't tie much with Bunny so I have a bunch I would never tie to throw.
 

David Dalan

69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E
#92
Great swap fellas. I like everything I recived. Monkey thanks for the extra, it's very nice.

Charlie I have your tie and I'll be swinymphing it with the others this week.

Thanks!
 

Zach M

Because I floss so hard
#93
this was actually the first articulated set of flies i have ever tied so i hope they didnt come out to bad but i hope i can get in more swaps with you guys. great job again to everyone
 

Ed Call

Well-Known Member
#94
I'll certainly be more prepared to tie something better next time. I've been replicating a couple of the intruder type patterns the past couple of nights. I got great flies and examples of patterns from you guys, sorry all you got from me was a ball of fur with a tail.
 

Ed Call

Well-Known Member
#96
Yeah, but I modeled it after two patterns in older steelhead texts and compared to the other flies mine just do not measure up. The cats like them! I think they will do well tossed along shorlines, over pads and under branches (under branches on rivers was the application in the steelhead books).

I was gonna try to tie up a duckling pattern, big nasties for big nasties, right?
 

Flyborg

Active Member
#97
I'll certainly be more prepared to tie something better next time. I've been replicating a couple of the intruder type patterns the past couple of nights. I got great flies and examples of patterns from you guys, sorry all you got from me was a ball of fur with a tail.
Hey, it was unique and it'll catch fish, I personally can't wait to try skating it :)
 
Re: Articulated Steel Swap

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Looks like most/everyone got thier flies? If someone could do pics that would be cool, I have been getting some requests.

I have been following this one and would love to see the flies. So if someone could take the time to put some photos up - I would owe ya one.

Chris
 

Ed Call

Well-Known Member
If I can find my camera I'll give it a shot. I have not seen that sucker in over a week though. Probably in a jacket, vest or float tube pocket.
 

Zach M

Because I floss so hard
whoever tied that articulated egg sucking leech got me hooked into my first steelhead today. i lost it shortly after but im still kind of proud haha
 

Ed Call

Well-Known Member
Good work Zach. Which ESL?

I posted that I'd throw on some photos. I'm not entirely sure who tied what, but as details filter in and you claim your flies I will edit the post accordingly.

Here are the articulated steel swap ties: (if someone with more posting knowlege can get these into the gallery if having them here is a problem I'd appreciate it. If you need them sent from me to somewhere...let me know)


blackyellow.JPG blueblue.JPG bluebunny leech.JPG pinkpurple esl.JPG yelloworange.JPG
redpurple.JPG purple esl.JPG pink esl.JPG pinkpurple.JPG mumbles meager mouse.JPG
 

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