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On 10/26/2022 at 2:05 PM, cencalfly said:

USPS is in possession of this batch USPS Tracking 9400109205568877508194.  This one was challenging. Getting tented wings ala Glasso with hackle tips was more difficult for me than using bronze mallard.  Also with a do over I got about $30 into this one.  The steelhead irons are running about $1/each plus shipping.  I think they're usable flies though.  Thanks for everyone's patience.  Swapmeister please keep the spares. 

Silver & Black Spey

  • Hook: #1 Daiichi 2161 (Heavy Steelhead Iron)
  • Thread: Grey
  • Body:  Back half - Bright Silver floss; Front half – Black Ice Dub
  • Rib: Silver Oval Tinsel
  • Hackle: Black Schlappen; Guinea Fowl
  • Wing: 4 Grizzley Hackle Tips tented(ish) 
  • Collar: Gadwall or Teal or Mallard flank (I pulled from a mixed bag of feathers)

Raider Spey 2.jpg

 

The first batch was this style:

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@cencalfly

what sports team are your flies representing?

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Just because I'm on here... I'm assuming Oakland Raiders (says the 1st page anyway).  Nice flies cencal.

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32 minutes ago, flytire said:

@cencalfly

what sports team are your flies representing?

Squeezy has it right.  The transient (Oakland, LA, Oakland, Las Vegas) Raiders.

The saga of the Raider fly:  I tied the black winged fly first.  Gave it to someone to drop off to the USPS for me.  Seeing that the tracking never showed anything I thought it was lost in the ether.  Made the Grizzly winged streamers, reprinted the label and sent them off.  The black winged flies made a reappearance so printed a new label for them and sent them off too.  Since I had those in hand again I tied a few bluegill flies for the swapmeister and threw them in there.  

From now on come hell or high water:

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My apologies to the swapmeister and swappers and thanks for the kind words on the flies.

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1 minute ago, Johnw1986 said:

Oops, they will always be Oakland to me😁

Me too. I almost did a Matuszak Matuka.  Still should and put it in the fly of the month.  However, have you been to Oakland recently?  Heck, the A's are about pick up sticks and head to Vegas.

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.  N

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2 hours ago, cencalfly said:

Me too. I almost did a Matuszak Matuka.  Still should and put it in the fly of the month.  However, have you been to Oakland recently?  Heck, the A's are about pick up sticks and head to Vegas.

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.  N

And what happens in Oakland moves to Vegas!!

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Had a small problem at the post office, their computer is down, I only sent the packages that had a tracking label on them, I will try and send the rest ASAP 

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Thank you for hosting and like I said, I wish I had come up with this fine theme!

Kim

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Great set of team representations arrived. Almost made me want to start watching overpaid and self-inflated athletes playing again...but nah, I'll pass.

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