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andre 05-03-2001 04:12 PM

Spring Steel Swap
 
Juro,

Thanks for making the time to pull this swap together. I am looking forward to seeing the what the others have put together.

For the tubes I provided siwash hooks that I closed the eye on, I now use a daichi 2451 #2. The giant Speys are tied on 5/0 Partridge Salmon hooks.

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2" Aluminum Tube
Orange floss body
Medium tinsel rib
Rear Hackle Black Saddle (can be palmered)
Hackle Black Marabou
Front Hackle (Optional), black saddle or peacock body





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Hook: Upeye Steelhead Salmon hook
Tag; Optional Mylar Tinsel
(Underbody hook shank wrapped with tinsel)
Body (rear); Flouresent Orange or Green
Rib; Mylar Tinsel
Body Front; Purple Seal or Seal substitute
Hackle; Black Marabou
Collar: Black Saddle (I also like Teal)
Wing; Peacock

juro 05-03-2001 05:28 PM

Gorgeous work on the winter / spring steelhead flies Andre. I hate to have to send them away to the various locales from whence they all came!

Crusty 05-04-2001 10:17 AM

http://www.flyfishingforum.com/exper...headgreen1.jpg
STEELHEAD GREEN


Originator: John Rowley
Tyer: John Rowley
Thread: Flat waxed Fl green
Tag: Silver flat tinsel
Body: Back half, Fl chartreuse floss tied over silver tinsel
Mid section, Black ostrich herl
Front half, Flat waxed Fl green tying thread
Spey hackle: Chartreuse burnt spey hackle wrapped from ostrich herl forward
Wing: Sparse green calf tail to end of hook covered by black calf tail to one half gap width past hook
Collar: Yellow dyed Guinea Fowl - two turns

For water darker than the "steelhead green" stage I use a heavier wing, ie more black calf tail, for increased silhouette

http://www.flyfishingforum.com/exper...headgreen2.jpg

admin 05-04-2001 10:40 AM

Those flies will surely bring out the beast in the yard long rainbows in three seasons of swinging the currents!

For all future pattern posters - could you please start a new thread with the name of the fly as the subject? That's how the archive works.

thanks in advance,


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