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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-08-2015, 12:08 PM Thread Starter
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A box for a buddy

Hey all.

I thought I would share this selection of steelhead flies, just finished up, that I tied as a gift to a landlocked, certified steelhead nutcase and all around good dude in MT. Some classics, some interpretations of older PNW steelhead hairwing patterns and a handful of my own patterns tied on both modern and vintage irons, most in sizes 1/0 and 2/0. It is always a good feeling when you are tying and giving flies to another angler, I think there is good vibes in that. I hope that there is some good JuJu in this box for him this coming fall cuz I had a blast tying these!



L. Panel
The Pointless fly
Dunt
Jail Time
Prison Stint
Doc Spratley
Blue Closer
Silver Hilton

R. Panel
Rintoul
Glentanar
Lady Caroline
Killer
Namsen
White Wing
Beauly Snow


Cheers and tight lines.
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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-08-2015, 01:16 PM
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Great set, Rintoul is a killer.
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Your buddy will be stoked !
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I need new friends....
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MZillox. I totally agree, mix a little orange Trilobal into the seal and it might as well be an LED!

Honyuk96. I hope he is!

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Good form, James!

What goes around comes around!

Even though it wasn't the impetus behind the gift, I'm sure you'll be rewarded down the line!

See you at Oxbow next week?

Bob

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Stellar work buddy!

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Cheers Guys.

Bob. Unfortunately yet another year of not being able to make it to Sandy for me, I would have such a blast there too! Bit of a bummer tho.

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What a box full of beauties, James! If your buddy doesn't like them, give him my address, and have him send them to me!!

Having some of your ties in my collection, I can truly appreciate your skill at the vice.

I can only imagine what fine craftsmanship goes into your rods! Someday, I'll find out for myself.

Until then...

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Bill.

Man, I dunno what to say! Thank-you very much man, That is such a nice thing to say! You made my day man!

I look forward to that day as well my friend!

Cheers.
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You are very much welcome!

Now, get off the computer, and go start shaving away at some bamboo!

All the best,

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Good man

Awesome stuff James and good on you!! Some great tying and even better gesture. Will be in your neighborhood in August and hope to get some time on the water and/or pub.

Cheers,
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Very, very, very sweet!
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very nice

a very nice set, nicely done
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I need new friends....
blood oath. me and all... swapsies?

lucky bloke,
shawn

Shawn,

First off Iím not your mate.
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