Swap Down N Dirty Steelhead swap

#46
Started playing with some ideas today. You all will be getting an original tie from me. I like to gather inspiration from other patterens, but I never follow a pattern :)

Things to look for in a swap named down N dirty... in my opinion...

lead
articulation
bunny strips
beads
fireline
cone heads
purple
black

woop woop
 

Ringlee

Doesn't care how you fish Moderator
#47
Started playing with some ideas today. You all will be getting an original tie from me. I like to gather inspiration from other patterens, but I never follow a pattern :)

Things to look for in a swap named down N dirty... in my opinion...

lead
articulation
bunny strips
beads
fireline
cone heads
purple
black

woop woop
Is this a fly for swinging?
 

papafsh

Piscatorial predilection
#49
January 15th is OK by me, and Rob, thanks for the explanation of what "Down and Dirty" actually is. The fly I'm tying is exactly that.

LB
 

papafsh

Piscatorial predilection
#50
Ten done, five more to go. This is my favorite winter fly. this pattern has taken Steelhead, Pinks, Silvers, Chum, Dolly's, & Rainbow, in Alaska, Canada and Washington. It is a true articulated- body fly that swims hook up. That means it will fish all day without snagging up. If it hangs up a simple release of line tension will, almost always, free it.
Here's a couple pic's.

LB
 

Ed Call

Well-Known Member
#51
LB, I tie a similar fly with different colorations. The materials up front seem similar and I get funny looks. I know I like them, I like the water they push and the movement the fly has so I'm confident in it. Good to see your pattern because I like it and look forward to fishing it hard.
 

papafsh

Piscatorial predilection
#52
LB, I tie a similar fly with different colorations. The materials up front seem similar and I get funny looks. I know I like them, I like the water they push and the movement the fly has so I'm confident in it. Good to see your pattern because I like it and look forward to fishing it hard.
Mumbles,
That orange collar is Reindeer Fur strip wrapped once, it lays down nice but, as you noted, still pushes water. Think you already have one of my articulated-body fly's. This one is tied the same way #3 barrel swivel head, Gamakatsu, size 1, siwash hook body.
 
#53
here is a sneak peak. a couple tweaks to be made, this is prototype #4.

sorry for the horrible webcam picture ill get something better later and replace the flic.

 

papafsh

Piscatorial predilection
#54
Hey Dustin,
I think you fly fell into your drinky-poo, little more risky than a tequila worm...LOL!!

We'll wait while you sober up for the better pic's.;)

LB
 
#55
I'm not going to post an "early reveal" of my aquatic knuckle-dragger. I'm going to make you wait for it. And when you recieve it you'll say out loud, THAT CRAP IS NOT WORTH WAITING FOR ! :beathead:
 

Ed Call

Well-Known Member
#56
I call bull.

I'm gonna post a picture of mine, dangling out of the mouth of a nice bright fish this weekend during field testing phases...and then make you wait for it. {and then I woke up and reaized I was having a nice dream}
 

kelvin

Active Member
#58
I call bull.

I'm gonna post a picture of mine, dangling out of the mouth of a nice bright fish this weekend during field testing phases...and then make you wait for it. {and then I woke up and reaized I was having a nice dream}


so what you are saying is....."and then I woke up" ?


this is the field test of the fly I am tying View attachment 37145
after a day and a half of swinging beautifully crafted Spey flies, 1-hour-per-fly intruders, and flies that look pretty swinging through a run I put what I am tying for the swap on.
 

Rob Ast

Active Member
#60
Hey all, Thediousthumper (Thad) wins as the first flies to my door. You want down and dirty, you're getting down and dirty. As a reminder, please package your flies in a manner that can be returned to you, and include return postage. For anyone going to O'rads BBQ in January I will be happy to hand deliver flies as long as everyone has theirs in on time. Oh, and toe tags are appreciated.