Swap Winter Steelhead Swap 1

Ed Call

Long Lost Member
WFF Supporter
Flies arrived in the mail today guys. Arthur, thanks for hosting and getting them turned around so fast. Now as for the rest of you (and arthur too)...
HOLY FREAKING CRAP these flies are fantastic and I'm gonna be doing some steel tempering with these for sure. I can head to the river with ONLY these flies and get my line stretched for sure! Awesome.
 

Matthew Gulbranson

Resident Swinger
Look forward to getting my flies!! I won't be home until Friday, but maybe I can test some out this weekend. If anyone catches any fish with these it would be fun to let the tier know. I've always wondered what happened to my flies in swaps.
 

Ed Call

Long Lost Member
WFF Supporter
Nice photoshopping there Eric. We know there are no fish in the rivers and you are too close to delivery to have any free time to fish!
Glad you got out and got after it.
 

Eric Tarcha

gear whore
Yeah guys, I am just trying to get out one last time, one last time, one last time....

no baby yet and I had a free couple hours at lunch today and it was so nice out so i went fishing.

I hooked and landed that fish 20 minutes into the run i was fishing, got it to the beach snapped a few pics and then he got his revenge... the fish spazzed out, flipped up and landed on my rod tip, snapping it (my Beaulah that i made!!!). that led to a rock shampooing. bummed about the rod, stoked about the fish.

he also fought like a wet sock (not that I am complaining), bastard.
 

Matthew Gulbranson

Resident Swinger
Man, bummer about the rod. That is always a sad day when something like that happens. For me though, it's always on a fishless day when I'm doing something stupid. Nice job tagging into the wet sock. You know I am in the same boat as you, but I've at least got a few more months before fishing ceases. We can commiserate later about all our lost time on the water. Knowing my luck there will be an epic late run of steel in any given river that I won't be able to get to. Treasure that fish my friend, it might be the last one for a while.

Cheers,
Matthew
 

Eric Tarcha

gear whore
Matthew, fish early and often the next few months and I want pics to live vicariously through. I will definitely be keeping that fish in the forefront of my mind as you are right, it may be the last for while. good luck and keep me up to date on you and your wife's pregnancy! I will let you know when I can get out and maybe we can meet up for a quick session.
 

Landon

Member
arthur im late by almost a year on your intruder swap! how does or did it work? i love tieing big sexy intruders... i want to trade/swap with a few people. when will you do it again? im no master at tieing but i do have fun at it. thanks
 

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