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Thread: Salmon and Steelhead Fly Swap, Spring 2011

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    Default 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


    Undertaker
    by peregrines


    Hook: Salmon size 2-10 (Tiemco 7999 size 8 here)
    Thread: Black 6/0
    Tag:
    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
    Last edited by peregrines; 06-27-2011 at 12:10 PM.
    Mark

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    Default Re: Salmon and Steelhead Fly Swap, Spring 2011

    Mighty nice boys. Fun to see even if not in the swap

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    Nice flies guys.

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    Default 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.

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    Default 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!

    Pocono

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    Default 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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