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Re: Mini Steelhead Swap Part Deux

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A little behind, going to try and crank them out tonight and tomorrow night. Hopefully still on track for the 12th...

Posted on: 2009/12/8 8:10


Re: Mini Steelhead Swap Part Deux

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the fly i tied is avery simple soft hackle caddis i used a standard 1x nymph hook from the flyshop.com sz.14 caddis green ice dub and dark brown hungarian partridge hackle no rib which i think i should have

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Re: Mini Steelhead Swap Part Deux

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Any of you guys fishing over the holidays...I will be up there Monday and Tuesday Dec 21 &22.

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Re: Mini Steelhead Swap Part Deux

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flies to be mailed tomorrow evening

Posted on: 2009/12/9 17:12
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Re: Mini Steelhead Swap Part Deux

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mine are in the mail

Posted on: 2009/12/10 11:52


Re: Mini Steelhead Swap Part Deux

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Finished mine on Thurs. Just trying to get over to the post office to get them sent. Should have them soon (included 10).

Posted on: 2009/12/12 14:07


Re: Mini Steelhead Swap Part Deux

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Mine are done just have to get to the P.O. Missed them being open this afternoon.
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Posted on: 2009/12/12 17:00


Re: Mini Steelhead Swap Part Deux

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Mine will be in the mail Monday the 14th along with a bunch of bills i gotta get workin on but i don't want tooooooooooo...........

Posted on: 2009/12/13 6:51


Re: Mini Steelhead Swap Part Deux

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Got Jonathan's today...we are ready to turn these around a hurray...FISH ON!

Now we are talking steelhead weather...

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Posted on: 2009/12/13 21:50
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Re: Mini Steelhead Swap Part Deux

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Sent them out earlier today...you should have them today or tomorrow. Thanks again for taking care of this Boss.

Posted on: 2009/12/14 15:48


Re: Mini Steelhead Swap Part Deux

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Mine are in the mail. I went with function over form, which helps out with the therapy anyways. (For those who haven't done a swap with me, my 4 year old girl helps tie every fly for the swaps as a form of therapy. Her right arm/ shoulder was paralyzed at birth and she has since had 7 nerve graphs and a muscle tendon transfer. We use the tying as fine motor skill PT/OT).

We tied a pre-rigged tandem for clear water which includes a small, simple dark nymph and a cream caddis. I used 4X to attach the tandem which is light, but it is useful for clear water / winter conditions (and typically strong enough for lethargic fish in 38 degree water). The nymph is the fly I had success with on my last trip up (see stream reports), and the caddis is one of my secret weapons when fishing clear water and spooky steelhead.

I have had more success with spooky steelhead when fishing less flashy flies, so not much glitter tied in...more silhouette, size, and delicacy.


Nymph:
Hook- mustad 16 or 18
Thread- black 6/0
Tail- pheasant tail
Body- Dark chocolate dubbing
Shellcase- Turkey

Caddis-
Hook- mustad 16 or 18
Thread- yellow 6/0
Body- Light Cahill dubbing
Ribbing- gold wire (adds some weight, too)
Legs- black goose biot
Head- black dubbing

Posted on: 2009/12/14 19:48


Re: Mini Steelhead Swap Part Deux

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Picked up Flips today....looking good everyone...fish on...

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Re: Mini Steelhead Swap Part Deux

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David........that is so cool your daughter gets therapy from helping you tie , i hope she maintains her interest , check out the female dutch tier , Torill Korvu sp? , she is supposed to be one of the best tiers in the world , maybe she will get some additional inspiration from hearing about her. This is a really cool story , more should be made of the fact that fly tying can be very theraputic in so many ways. When i lived down east , Elizabethtown in Lancaster county , there was a fellow nearby who taught fly tying as therapy , don't remember his name but he was from around the Lititz area. In 2003 at the age of 47 and having worked for 30 years i lost my left leg below the knee in an accident at work (steel mill) I was an avid fly fisher and fly tier before the accident , without the fly tying during my re-hab phase i don't think i would have made it. Does you girl fish with you too?

Posted on: 2009/12/15 7:26


Re: Mini Steelhead Swap Part Deux

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Wow David, I had no idea. Thanks for sharing that with us, I also have a 4 year old (and a 3 year old, and 2 9 month olds!), and I can't imagine what you have gone through. That tandem package will definitely make it's way to our dinner table to share your story with my kids (hope that's okay). I have recently been getting a good deal of interest from my 4 and 3 year old to tie, and we have put together some crazy stuff...and having a great time doing it; your story will serve as further inspiration. Thanks again for sharing.

Posted on: 2009/12/15 8:41


Re: Mini Steelhead Swap Part Deux

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Thanks guys... I hope she doesn't lose interest as well. She has a good time doing it so far.
Thanks for the name Osprey...I'm certain she would appreciate seeing a woman tying flies.
Both my girls love to go fishing...they end up exploring and playing more than actual fishing. That is fine with me, as long as they are enjoying themselves.
Sorry about your accident Osprey...what else do you do to overcome the injury, if you don't mind me asking? How are you doing now?
If you can remember that fellows name who did therapy tying, I'd be very interested in talking to him.

MM,
By all means, please share. Sarah loves to hear when people like her ties. You've got your hands full with 4 there, huh?
Both my girls (7yo & 4yo) have their own tying stations in my outdoor room with their own vices, bobbins, threads, and misc fur & feathers. They will come in and tie anytime they see me in there.

Here are some pics of the girls out with me. The younger one is the one with Erb's Palsy. The last pic is my older with her first steelhead on the fly (she didn't hook it, but fought it and landed it own her own).

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Posted on: 2009/12/15 11:29



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