Steelhead Fly Swap 2015 Photos


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Pinedale, WY
Here are the photos and recipes from the 2015 Steelhead Fly Swap.
Thanks again for everyone that joined in on the steelhead fly swap and the awesome patterns you guys and gals tied up!

Note: If you haven't posted your recipe for your streamer please do so I can update this thread.

By Sumojo: The Flatwing Steelhead Fly:

Pattern recipe:
Hook: 8
Thread: 6/0
Platform (tail base): White Calftail/Kiptail
Tail: 1 green saddle tied over 1 slightly shorter white saddle feather
Dubbing: Ice dubbing - pheasant
Throat #1: White Calftail/Kiptail
Throat #2: White Marabou feather wrapped
Wing: 1 Blue saddle tied over 4 stands of krystal flash , over 10 lavendar bucktail hairs, over 10 white bucktail hairs

By Pjcalla: The Petticoat Streamer


Pattern recipe:
Hook: Allen SS001 #2 hook
Thread: UTC 140 purple
Tail: Purple arctic foxtail
Underbody: red mylar, wrapped with 15# mono, then coated with Silvercreek's uv resin
Flash: two strands on each flank.
Body: UV Polar Chenile (fuschia), purple marabou in dubbing loop.

By Lake flyer: The Orange/Blue Intruder

Pattern recipe:
Wire shank- looped at both ends- made using bent stainless wire .029"
Thread- Black
Prop 1- Blue Ice Chenille- tied as a ball
Prop 2- Blue Saddle
Tail- Blue Marabou
Flash- Blue Krystal Flash four strands-
Shank- Blue Krystal flash- six strands tied back and forward to cover the shank to the next prop.
Prop 3- Orange Ice Chenille- tied as a ball
Prop 4- Orange Saddle
Wing- Orange Marabou
Flash- Blue Krystal Flash four strands
Topping- Golden Pheasant Tail Fibers four fibers
Collar- Mallard Flank
Stinger hook looped on with 20# Spectra braid- I do this last attaching a loop of spectra tied to the hook and loop it onto the back loop of the shank
I don't weight my intruders so keep that in mind if you are trying to fish this deep.

By Itchmesir: The John Barr Bouface Streamer

Pattern recipe:
Hook: #6 3xl curved, Allen
Thread: 210 Danville black
Bead: 4.8mm hot pink brass bead
Body: two toned rabbit strip purple/hot pink
Flash: pearl
Under/over wing: black marabou
Collar: AZ Simi seal black

By Theboz: The Orwell Creek

Pattern recipe:
Hook: Size 4 Eagle Claw wet
Tail: Fishair, black
Rear Egg Sac: Blue chenille, medium
Body: Orange chenille, small
Wing or veil: Hot pink marabou
Collar: Fishair, black
Thread (head or front egg): Orange Gudebrod 6/0
Note: After building up head use several coats of Sally Hansons or Clear Cure to make it shine.

By S_fontinalis: The Green Butt Skunk

Natural (undyed) and Chartreuse Ring neck --- these feathers really take the color well

Pattern recipe:
Hook: Alec Jackson 2050 #3
Tail: Golden Pheasant dyed Fire Engine Red (Jacquard dye, custom job by me)
Body: Rear quarter: Hareline Micro Polar Chenille - Chartreuse (available from J Stockard), rest of body is black seals fur
Rib: Uni Mylar in silver #14
Hackles: 1 Turn of ring neck rump dyed Chartreuse (Jacquard dye, custom job by me), under 3 turns of ring neck rump dyed black (Jacquard dye, custom job by me)
Wing: White Calf tail

By Repperson29: The Blood Dot

Pattern recipe:
Sz 12 nymph hook
"Egg" glow bug yarn
"Shrimp pink" glow bug yarn
210 denier hot pink thread
Easy peezy, like I said they're simple but effective.

By Kayo: The Steelhead October Caddis Wet Fly

Pattern recipe:
Hook: TMC 7999 #6
Tail: Golden Pheasant Crest
Body: Orange Angora
Rib: Holo Gold Tinsel
Hackle: Wood Duck Feather
Wing: Bronze Mallard

By King Joe: The Hot-Headed Hares-Ear Nymph

Pattern recipe:
Thread: black
Hook: standard nymph, size 8 (steelhead)
Tail: black goose biots tied opposing to flay them out.
Abdomen: black hare’s dubbing with red flash-a-bou ribbing
Thorax: black hare’s ear dubbing with about 12 strands of red flash-a-bou for wing case. For these ones, I used red Krinkle Flash for the wing case. Black hare’s ear dubbing collar
Head: hot orange…typically 3/32.

By Mridenour: The Comet Variant

Pattern recipe:

Mike: Please send me your fly recipe, thanks!