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2010/07/10 14:33:46 (permalink)

steelhead flies '10

its that time of year
4th of July means that its time to start tying for steelhead/steelbows
knocking the rust off

Anyone else switching back to steelhead yet????


the tag is a bit sloppy



this was a mistake... the purple was supposed to fill to the head
so i filled with red and black schlappen





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    Cold
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    RE: steelhead flies '10 2010/07/10 15:03:15 (permalink)
    Experimenting with a small-ish wet that I can drift or swing. This one is too complicated to really produce in numbers, but I'm getting there...



    Hopefully by October, I'll have this down to a 3-5 (durable) material fly.

    Also trying to tie a few Dee style with the split turkey wings:







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    RE: steelhead flies '10 2010/07/10 21:26:30 (permalink)
    You two inspired me to clean trout materials off the bench and dig out the stuff for this fall. I always find it interesting how when you go from one extreme to the other ... how it takes several ties to get the rust off. Thanks for postin and for the inspiration.

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    RE: steelhead flies '10 2010/07/10 21:57:00 (permalink)
    I have been tying for alaska & I am ready to go back to tying little flies, those big ones take to much time & material. a size 22 or 24 midge or trico is much faster
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    RE: steelhead flies '10 2010/07/11 00:54:53 (permalink)
    Nice stuff.
    You've come a long way in a short time.
     
    Dave, same here on the little stuff. Still cranking out 22-24-26 spinners. I gotta quit giving those things away to everyone I meet. I never have any in my box when I need em.
    I still have to do 14&16 downwings for the August caddis season.
    Then Steely patterns for Labor Day (hopefully)
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    RE: steelhead flies '10 2010/07/11 06:49:20 (permalink)
    Dano going to miss a lot of trico & BWO fishing in august & sept with this trip but I think it will be worth it
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    RE: steelhead flies '10 2010/07/11 23:08:53 (permalink)
    Kev,
    I did up some tubes for my NY guys. But thats about it. I like your flies. But throw a rib on them for me. Gives it a tad of flash and also holds it together a bit better. The Skam trip is off for me. Trading the pass in for some more musky time. But the Catt trip will still be on. Hope to see you in NY. As always you are welcome on my waters. Take care.

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    RE: steelhead flies '10 2010/07/12 11:31:25 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: swinger

    .... Gives it a tad of flash ...


    you're just a flashier guy than most

    took the rods out yesterday to knock off the dust... felt good, but i'm sure it looked bad

    lets look for a good weekend oct or nov



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    RE: steelhead flies '10 2010/07/12 12:24:32 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: KJH807
    took the rods out yesterday to knock off the dust... felt good, but i'm sure it looked bad


     
    At least you didn't stab anything except fish.
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    RE: steelhead flies '10 2010/07/12 13:37:01 (permalink)
    I'm a traditionalist.
     
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    RE: steelhead flies '10 2010/07/12 14:06:33 (permalink)
    too bad those are all established colors that no longer work

    better find the hot color of '10-'11



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    RE: steelhead flies '10 2010/07/12 17:13:18 (permalink)
    I don't see any lead weights on the hook for snaggin!! Really nice photo and i'm sure a steelbow will eat one of those. They are much prettier looking then what I tie...WF {the word this year is blue]
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    RE: steelhead flies '10 2010/07/12 22:27:09 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: KJH807


    ORIGINAL: swinger

    .... Gives it a tad of flash ...


    you're just a flashier guy than most

    took the rods out yesterday to knock off the dust... felt good, but i'm sure it looked bad

    lets look for a good weekend oct or nov



    Casting is on my mind as well. I have to get them out. Plum Bob hooked up with my line guy and is getting a custom scandi for his. I'm sure he'll be out casting soon. You getting the new skagit master?

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    RE: steelhead flies '10 2010/07/12 22:58:57 (permalink)
    When is the new one coming out Swinger? I heard its going to be more about fishing and not casting.
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    RE: steelhead flies '10 2010/07/13 06:08:43 (permalink)
    comes out in sept... looks good

    made a new floater for my big rod... very nice

    i debated looking into a scandi head... idea still is not dead



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    RE: steelhead flies '10 2010/07/13 16:58:00 (permalink)
    Kevin,

    Starting to get ready for Atlantics...Miramichi in October. Need to tie some, and play around with a couple heads I want to build.

    Will post some flies soon.

    Eric
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    RE: steelhead flies '10 2010/07/13 17:51:00 (permalink)


    Starting to get ready for Atlantics...


    very jealous

    love to see the ties



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    RE: steelhead flies '10 2010/07/16 19:44:48 (permalink)
    Fly tying styles for steelhead patterns have evolved over the last few decades in two interesting directions: The first towards sparser, more stream-lined versions of the bulkier traditional wet flies ties of the past, and the second towards larger, high profile flies that have been made possible by innovations like the tube fly and the stinger type of tie.  These larger flies are tied with methods that allow the use of smaller hooks that don't damage fish and that allow the fly to cast and swim much better.  Chanel Sandals  Ed Hardy Clothing    Hermes Handbags
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    RE: steelhead flies '10 2010/07/16 22:36:56 (permalink)
    Thats some very creative spamming there angle and almost got by except that I was highlighting as reading. White font was pretty interesting.
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    RE: steelhead flies '10 2010/07/17 00:54:30 (permalink)
    Gonna throw streamers this year with some white fur and DNA flash
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    RE: steelhead flies '10 2010/07/17 11:43:10 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: HCsteel

    Thats some very creative spamming there angle and almost got by except that I was highlighting as reading. White font was pretty interesting.

     
    LOL,
    It was so subliminal, I got an urge to buy a handbag.
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    RE: steelhead flies '10 2010/07/17 15:43:45 (permalink)
    Just as long as you don't start rocking Ed Hardy on Oil Creek, dano.
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    RE: steelhead flies '10 2010/07/22 14:58:09 (permalink)
    I'll keep this thread going. No secret I love orange. Here's a tube I got hopes for.






    Silver tag. A stretchy orange floss like material for 3/5 of the body with a silver rib. Orange ice dub for remaining 2/5. Couque for hackle. JC eyes with a rabbit wing. Big cone to sink.

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    RE: steelhead flies '10 2010/07/22 16:53:48 (permalink)
    what... no pink in there?


    nice tie



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    RE: steelhead flies '10 2010/07/30 14:21:39 (permalink)
    a rib for swingr



    messing with a new style for my intruder





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    RE: steelhead flies '10 2010/07/30 14:42:13 (permalink)
    What's the black hackle material on the top one?
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    RE: steelhead flies '10 2010/07/30 14:49:13 (permalink)
    back cocque tails with 2 whiting spey hackles and then guniea

    (i have a shatton of both... if ye want)
    post edited by KJH807 - 2010/07/30 14:51:01



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    RE: steelhead flies '10 2010/07/30 15:01:29 (permalink)
    Yea, I pretty much always want more tying stuff.
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    RE: steelhead flies '10 2010/07/30 15:05:21 (permalink)
    stop by my basement....





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    RE: steelhead flies '10 2010/08/01 11:57:56 (permalink)
    Here is a few I have been working on. All on tubes. KJH how much of the whiting spey hackle you got? I want to try some lol!












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