Dude, I just got the rest of my feathers Monday. I haven't done more than tie up a couple of test subjects. They look nice and I think the next will be swapable. These flies are time consuming. No digital camera, therefore no pics... sorry. I actually have to switch the Drain's 20 to something else. I will make up a feather wing that will look nice. Tight lines.
Since the Swap Master won't be home until the sixth I'm going to put off tying mine until I get back from the OP. I had wanted to get them out this week but with my other swap due on the 25th and getting ready to camp for 7-10 days I'm running out of time.
Oh, hey Mumbles, Glad to see you finally got some clothes on...you were scaring the fish.
If it is a fly I'll fish it. If someone tells me it is a salt water fly I will fish it from the beach. If someone tells me to hang it just above the muck in the lake I'll fish it from my tube or toon. Tie up what you wish as far as I'm concerned.
Tyinbugs, you've got mail inbound. I finished them up a couple of days ago. I just did two patterns, both with rabbit. I got too frustrated with the third pattern, but I sent you one of the prototypes. SASE enclosed for the return journey. Thanks for hosting and tying up my first steelhead fly...I hope you catch some big nasty on one of these as repayment. Ed
Mine are on the way as of today.
I tied 16 Umpqua Perly-Bou's. 8 on a Size #2 Mustad 79580 and 8 on a #4
These have been pretty solid for me as an early cold-water pattern on several varietys of trout and even Atlantic Salmon in high water conditions.
Hope you guys pin one on them.
OK, the "Ladies" are done. I'll take them to the PO today. I was running late so the second set is my variation of a Carey Special the Camo Carey. Simple fly but a great searching pattern, landed just about every type of trout on it. Rainbows, browns, cutties, and bulls have all bitten.