Some great patterns were submitted for this swap, and no doubt we'll have some bruisers caught on these patterns in the coming months.
Thanks to all that participated in this one!
Hooks: these were two 1/0 hooks that I used to use for bait fishing but they were perfect for thsi application
Trailer body: 4 bunches olive craft fur tied in reverse or hollow style
Trailer flash: FTD flash, IDK name, lost the package, any would work.
Trailer collar: red antron dubbing
Connection: two pieces 20 pound mono
Front body: Palmered yellow marabou
Front head: spinning loop with three generous clumps olive craft fur.
Hook: #4 3XL
Weighted with two strips of .35 lead wire, along one side of hooks
Head: White plastic craft bead
Body: White Antron yarn
Wing: White Marabou, tied Matuka-style
Collar: Dubbed White Antron
Articulated with stinger hooks a bead or two, flash, marabou, mallard, cactus chenille a little bit of weight and some dumbbell eyes.
Hook: Rangely streamer 8xl size 4
Thread: Danville Flymaster 6/0, Olive
Tail: Mini marabou, brown
Underbody: Uni Stretch , white
Body: Uni Mylar, blue, medium
Rib: UTC Tinsel, flat, gold, small
Counter rib: Softwire red, #30
Lower Body: Bucktail yellow, fluorescent orange, white (top to bottom)
Upper body: Bucktail black, olive (top to bottom)
Eye: Danville Flymaster 6/0, gold
Brown Woolly Bugger
Size 6 3XL 2XH Hook
10 wraps .030 lead
Marabou Tail (Two Fluffs)
Gold Flashabou for tail accent
Gold wire for rib
Hook: Size 4 4XL
Weight: Large gold cone head
Thread: UTC 70 denier (color to match fly)
Flash: Crystal Flash mixed in with marabou in the tail
Tail: Marabou (pick your color)
Body: Crosscut rabbit wrapped forward, then marabou wrapped forward, rabbit wrapped forward, marabou and rabbit one last time.
Collar: Chinese saddle hackle (pick your color)
Note from Tyler: You can play around with the colors a lot on this pattern and match what colors you think will work well together. This pattern has some great movement in the water and that's why I love it so much.
Mike’s Red Rocket
by S. fontinalis
Shannon (Stimulator2) posted an excellent, detailed description of the recipe and tying process on this page: Big Streamers for Trout Swap
Hook: Mustad 9675 size 6
10 wraps .030 lead
Body: Golden Olive Dubbing
Rib: Flat Gold Tinsel
Wing: Cree Neck Hackle
Collar: Red yarn or Red dubbing
Fins: 2 Grouse Wing Feathers
Head: Whitetail Deer Body Hair(spun)
Markings: Black Prism Marker
(This is just a variation of Eric Leiser's "Black Angus". His pattern is tied with all black materials.)
Hook: 4xl streamer size 4
Thread: Black 6/0, switching to Black Flat Waxed Nylon for spinning deer hair head. Flat Waxed Nylon is stronger for applying more torque when spinning deer hair
Weight: Approximately 20 turns of .025” Non Toxic lead wire substitute on middle 1/3 of hook shank
Tail: 4 wine colored strung saddle feathers (2 on each side) and 2 strands (1 on each side) of Holographic Flashabou tied in by middle to form 2 strips of flash on each side.
Underbody: One strand of black 3 strand Acrylic yarn wrapped over rear 2/3 of hook shank, including over non-toxic wire wraps. Leave front 1/3 of hook shank bare wire. The yarn helps cover the wire wraps used to weight the fly and helps provide good seating for the stem of the marabou as it is wrapped. ) The original "Black Angus" used black floss, which is a bit fussier to wrap smoothly. The marabou wraps cover the body anyway, so the yarn or floss won't be very visible anyway.
Body: Work thread rearward over yarn body and tie in a black marabou plume by the tip. Wrap marabou plume forward around hook. Tie in 1 or 2 more marabou plumes as necessary to cover yarn on rear 2/3 of hook shank.
Throat: Purple marabou plume tied in as throat. After tying in throat, tie off 6/0 thread and start Flat Waxed thread.
Collar and head: Black dyed deer belly hair. Apply in several clumps over front 1/3 of hook shank, tie off thread and trim hair to bullet shape.