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peregrines 06-25-2011 02:15 PM

Salmon and Steelhead Fly Swap, Spring 2011
We just had a few tyers in this one. Each tyer tied 12 flies (plus another 12 bonus flies from Nerka) to be divided up among participants. Participants either tied multiples of a single pattern or a few flies in each of several patterns so each tyer got back 12 flies in return.

Many thanks to the participants!

by ChrisinselwynNZ

by ChrisinselwynNZ

by ChrisinselwynNZ

Mickey Finn
by Nerka (Chris tied up a bunch of this pattern and the one below for each tyer)

Hook: Heavy wire "Russian River Streamer Hook" Gamakatsu 141109 size 2
Rib: Oval tinsel
Body: Silver tinsel
Wing: 3 layers of bucktail: Top yellow bucktail over middle layer of red bucktail over bottom layer of yellow bucktail

by Nerka

Hook: Heavy wire "Russian River Streamer Hook" Gamakatsu 141109 size 2
Thread: Black
Belly: Pink bucktail, tied under hook and long
Wing: Chartreuse bucktail topped with Krystal Flash

Blue Charm
by Aroostockbasser ( Brent tied up a bunch for each tyer)

Hook: Salmon size 2
Thread: Black
Tag: Fine flat silver tinsel
Rib: Fine oval silver tinsel
Body: Silver tinsel
Beard: Silver Doctor blue hen
Wing: Gray Squirrel tail fibers
Head: Black

Ally's Cascade
by peregrines

Hook: Salmon size 4-8 (Mustad size 2 here)
Thread: Black 6/0
Tail: mixed orange and yellow bucktail and copper Krystal Flash
Rib: Oval Silver tinsel
Body: Rear 2/3rds flat silver tinsel, front 1/3 black floss (Unistretch floss here)
Wing: Black Bucktail and Pearl Krystal Flash
Collar: Yellow rooster hackle behind orange rooster hackle
Head: Black

Dusty Miller Hairwing
by peregrines

Hook: Salmon (Tiemco size 4 here)
Thread: Black 6/0
Tip: Fine silver tinsel followed
Tag: Yellow floss (Unistretch floss lacquered here)
Tail: Golden Pheasant crest
Butt: Black Ostrich herl
Rib: Gold oval tinsel
Body: Rear half, silver tinsel (embossed silver tinsel here), front half orange floss (Unistretch floss here)
Beard: Green highlander hen
Wing: Mixed red, yellow, orange and chartreuse calf tail under mixed tan and rusty brown calf tail
Head: Red

Copper Killer
by peregrines

Hook: Salmon size (Tiemco 7999 size 6 here)
Thread: Red 6/0
Tip: Copper tinsel
Tag: Yellow floss (Unistretch lacquered)
Tail: Golden Pheasant red breast feather
Butt: Red ostrich herl (Salmon Steelhead red dubbing here)
Rib: Oval copper tinsel (copper wire here)
Body: Copper tinsel
Beard: Orange hen
Wing: Tail hair from Red Fox Squirrel
Head: Red

Silver RAT
by peregrines

Hooks Salmon hook size 2-10 (Tiemco 7999 size 6 here)
Thread: Red 6/0
Butt: Gold oval tinsel
Tail: Golden Pheasant crest
Rib: Oval gold tinsel
Body: Flat silver tinsel (embossed silver tinsel here)
Wing: Gray Fox guard hairs
Collar: Grizzly hen

by peregrines

Hook: Salmon size 2-10 (Tiemco 7999 size 8 here)
Thread: Black 6/0
Butt: Chartreuse followed by red (Unistretch floss here, lacquered)
Rib: Fine oval gold tinsel ( gold wire here)
Body: peacock herl
Throat: black hen
Wing: Black bear or black squirrel as used here.
Head: Black thread

Jimmie 06-25-2011 04:01 PM

Re: Salmon and Steelhead Fly Swap, Spring 2011
Mighty nice boys. Fun to see even if not in the swap

GuyFromLaw 06-25-2011 08:03 PM

Re: Salmon and Steelhead Fly Swap, Spring 2011
Nice flies guys.

nerka 06-26-2011 04:34 AM

Re: Salmon and Steelhead Fly Swap, Spring 2011
Those are some good looking flies. Thanks Mark for coordinating the swap! Thanks also to everyone for participating. I am looking forward to throwing these at the salmon up here. If I manage to land fish on any of them I will let the tyers know. Back during the winter swap, Mark tied up some stone fly nymphs with a bit of orange in the head. I hammered arctic grayling on them.

I can see Sockeye, Chinook, and Coho all chasing a few of those patterns and Humpies chasing them all. Kudos everyone.

As for the ones I tied, I used Russian River legal hooks. In case you ever come to AK to fish, you will be legal on the world famous Russian River. Normally I would throw a wrap of .035 lead on most of my salmon flies, but on that river they must be unweighted. So keep in mind that any weight like split shot must be 18" above the fly.
This is generally a sight fishing place, so I added a bit of flash to the flies as much so the fisher can spot the fly and strip it accordingly towards the sockeye heading up stream more than anything. If you have questions or advice on how to improve the flies let me know.

Pocono 06-26-2011 05:39 AM

Re: Salmon and Steelhead Fly Swap, Spring 2011
Nice looking flies!

I missed this one, but I'll be back next year if you do another one of these Salmon/Steelhead swaps.

Bring on those pics, Nerka!


nerka 07-04-2011 05:22 AM

Re: Salmon and Steelhead Fly Swap, Spring 2011
I got mine in the mail yesterday. They all look great. Thanks to all of those who participated. Especially Mark for coordinating the swap. Ill be throwing these flies at the salmon up here and will post pics of my successes. Thank to you all. They are awesome!

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