SUMMER STEELHEAD SWAP update

Flip

The dumb kid
#16
SUMMER STEELHEAD SWAP update

sending me some extras junky? cool! i always need some box filler, and its hard to duplicate some of your guy's flys ( im looking at you bob, those muddlers are killer) and would love to have more than one. thanks

almost time for everyone to see them, i was a bad boy and showed a few to andy, but what can you do..? you all are gonna love these flys

tom
 
#17
SUMMER STEELHEAD SWAP update

I would definitely be down for the Skagit. I haven't fished it in a couple months and would love to hook into a few dollies. God forbid I hook a steelhead, then you may see me running up and down the bank squealing like schoolgirl who just saw Justin Timberlake! Send me an e-mail if you can swing me coming aboard...:thumb
 

Flip

The dumb kid
#19
SUMMER STEELHEAD SWAP update

ill ask, and if i cant, you can always drag the toon behind us and fish with us. his son might be coming too though, so not sure. ill ask though
 

Flip

The dumb kid
#20
SUMMER STEELHEAD SWAP update

ok well the deadline has come and gone. should get the last of the flys today ( andy that means you) and then i will divide and ship them in the morning before i fish. theyll be gone tomorrow, assuming that ANDY......

so fishboy, how does sunday look?

tom:beer2 :dunno :smokin
 
#21
SUMMER STEELHEAD SWAP update

I'm going to be taking my buddy up to Lone. I want to get him into some fish because hedoesn't get a chance to get out that much because of the new baby. I was over there yesterday and let me tell ya! It was fish after fish after fish! If you don't go to the Skagit come on over!:thumb
 
#22
SUMMER STEELHEAD SWAP update

The flies arrived this afternoon and they all look great. Nicely done everyone. I have to agree with flip on this one though, that muddler is first rate. Thanks for all your efforts everyone.

REE
 

Flip

The dumb kid
#23
SUMMER STEELHEAD SWAP update

hey ron, wait till you see that muddler wet. would not surprise me if every fish in the river wanted it right then, it looks so awsome. i have been tying some smaller ones along with my usual paraphenaila for next saturday. cant wait

tom
 
#24
SUMMER STEELHEAD SWAP update

Thanks for a wonderful swap, flip. Got my flies today and they all look like killers.

On my muddler, I did not mark the eyes, leaving this for each guy to decide. On my own version, I take an indelible black felt tip and put two eyes to make it look like a small mouse, mole, or some nasty little varmit that should be bitten.

Try not to strike too quickly on this fly as you will miss. Give the fish time to inhale the fly and then turn away from you. Now set the hook hard three times.

I also noticed that I must have failed to crush down the barbs on all the hook as mine has a barb. I don't like to carry barbed hooks and so I apologize for this oversight.

Bob, the Keep it in the seams and white water for as long as you can.:professor
 

Mike Etgen

Not Quite A Luddite, But Can See One From Here
#29
SUMMER STEELHEAD SWAP update

New River Mike

A belated thanks to all who tied for this swap, and to Flip for masterminding the whole thing. The flies look great, and consequently there's no more excuses for me not to take my first steelhead this summer...

:thumb
 

Flip

The dumb kid
#30
SUMMER STEELHEAD SWAP update

you still need a summer steelhead? why not make it a big one, and get him on the surface with one of the drys that came out of this. i have been using bobs muddler pattern for bass very successfully, especially with a orange head ( i ran out of natural deer hair:rolleyes ) and rubber legs. a size 8 is about right, give them a whirl

tom
 

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