My first steel flies.

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everett464
So I decided to get into tying steelhead flies. These are my first three attempts. I know they are not perfect, but I'm happy with the way they turned out. Now to see if they'll catch fish. 4877641316 81c1a1ebf9 z
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ghostcow
Look pretty darn fishy to me! Nice work.
 
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meluvtrout
Nice, very nice! Now that you've got the pattern down, go for Mack's Canyon and Coal Car. :)
 
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everett464
Those both look super simple; I will need some Orange something or the other for the Mack's Canyon, but what's another ten dollars on tying materials to add to the hundreds I have spent thus far.
 
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Thuggin4Life
Those look pretty good man. you gonna be getting a bigger rod here soon?
 
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fishnquest
I've never tied a fly in my life. Those look mighty fine to me.
 
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Markcanby
Those look great! I spent a couple hunderd on tools an mats an then found Ebay an haven't tied a fly since.
 
Irishrover
Irishrover
Those are darn nice flies. Nothing like catching a fish on one of your own flies.
 
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everett464
Thanks for all the confidence boosts; let's hope the steelhead like them as well.

@ Thuggin: I picked up an eight weight last week, and I'm dying to pop it's cherry. Hopefully on one of these flies.
 
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Yohan
Those will definitely catch steelhead. A little constructive criticism, trim back the wing so it is even with the point of the hook. To be honest I don't think the steelhead cares if you do or not, but it will look better and catch more fisherman. :D
 
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steelhead_stalkers
Good job! Its a great feeling catching a steelhead on something you created!
 
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metalfisher76
Those are reel noyce!!
 
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The Nothing
I've only thrown my flyrod once, and I still need a TON of work to get it right, but you guys sure put the itch in me.
 
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bigsteel
lookin good man
 
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joesnuffy
If you need some help testing them I'll be fishing the Deschutes next week....... plenty of time for you to mail some to me :p
 
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GDBrown
Markcanby said:
Those look great! I spent a couple hunderd on tools an mats an then found Ebay an haven't tied a fly since.

That sounds real familiar! I've spent at least a hundred in the last year and have tied two egg patterns and that's it. I vow to repent and tie one more before the end of the year.

GD
 
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everett464
The Nothing said:
I've only thrown my flyrod once, and I still need a TON of work to get it right, but you guys sure put the itch in me.

I think fly fishing can be the most intimidating after your first time out. learning to cast can be somewhat unforgiving. Get yourself back out there. Where do you live?
 
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meluvtrout
everett464 said:
Those both look super simple; I will need some Orange something or the other for the Mack's Canyon, but what's another ten dollars on tying materials to add to the hundreds I have spent thus far.

That's exactly my point. :)
 

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