Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Give-Away Wednesday is Heeerrre!!!



That's right- give-away, as in I have something up for grabs, and you enter the contest to win.


Steelhead season is upon us, and so I thought it fitting that I start this off right, with two dozen of my favorite steelhead eggs, patterns that I tie myself.  They will be: Creamsicle, Chartreuse/Orange, Peach/Estaz and Clown.  One dozen size 8 and one dozen size 10.  All are tied on 2x strong Mustad steelhead hooks.  I am not an expert tyer, BUT, I do catch fish on these on a regular basis.  I mean really, if I can't tie an egg by now, I might as well sell my vise and start collecting stamps.  This is an assortment that should allow you to cover the typical range of conditions and moods of the fish.  Who knows, I may throw in a couple bead head eggs.

would this face rig a drawing?
Entry Rules:  leave a comment at the bottom of this post and I'll do a drawing on Sunday March 6.  Since I don't have a random number generator, I've decided to add the first staff member to Fontinalis Rising- Lorin the Drawing Girl.  You have to do these things on this kind of budget.  So, may the best reader win.  Oh, and since this is the first FR contest, they come with a certificate of authentication in case they become collectors items, or you want to frame them. ; )  And remember- keep the clown eggs in the fridge- you don't want them things to hatch.  Contest ends at 7 PM on Sunday March 6 with results posted around 8 PM- this is a blog, not a Swiss train.

 Attention Tyers- next weeks give-away is huge- possibly the most useful tying accessory that you don't have, and will never want to be without once you do- story and contest, including Facebook entry option, will be on Wednesday March 9, so don't miss it!




you bet I tied that one!

24 comments:

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  2. Woohoo! I love give-away Wednesday! Heck, I love give-away ANYDAY!

    Ms. Lorin looks pretty honest...but in case she's not, let her know I'll slip her a ten spot to pick me. ;)

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  3. Oh I'm in! I have several steelie trips coming up and by the looks of those, I think everyone could be buddy buddy friends.
    As in, fish on....

    And we're watching you Brookfield!

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  4. You keep watching, Rebecca! I am very very sneaky :D

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  5. I don't usually enter because I never win, but if it can get me any closer to that first Steelhead, I'm in.

    Mark

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  6. As much as the idea of a fly box full of clowns scares me, I'm very excited for some eggs!

    -- Greg

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  7. I've only caught one trout, one time, on an egg pattern. Why you ask? Because I refused to use one for like 15 years. I was having a really slow (as in no fish) day, and I eventually gave in... but it was a last resort. The first time I used an egg, first cast, I caught a trout... and then I went home.
    If I was to win these, I would definitely use them though. I think I may finally be coming around.
    Looking forward to next week's drawing too.

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  8. Steelie eggs...wonderful! Count me in as I just brought home my new Steelie Rod!!! And I so want one of those pictures like yours!!! Nice work on your site, too. I'm now following!

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  9. momma said "never turn down a free omelette."
    or something like that,
    could always use additional Oregon Cheese and more Lemon Parade to the mix~~~

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  10. Hmmm, I wonder if Alaskan Steelhead would eat those flies? Maybe I'll be lucky enough to find out...

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  11. Thanks for the oppurtunity, count me in! I am in need of meat for my spaghetti.

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  12. Those eggs look way better than the ones I tie! Hope I win. :-)

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  13. I'm in! I need more flies to donate to the needy trees on the Salmon River!

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  14. Egg patterns? That, sir, is an outrage! Steelhead only come to the swung streamer and to present anything else in any other manner is simply a ridiculous notion.

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  15. I like the blog, brother! Keep it up!

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  16. That's it- Kirk Werner is OUT of the drawing- and don't worry, my comment doesn't count as an entry.

    FR

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  17. I Just wanted to say that as a close friend of FR, Coyote Luke of Most Things Custom, (http://mostthingscustom.blogspot.com/) will not be entering this drawing, and yes this is a shame-less plug for me ;)

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  18. Oh Ya!!! I love me a give away...

    Not to mention those babies will work on the steel and the Browns in Upstate New York.

    Pick Me!! Pick Me!!

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  19. Would love to have those egg patterns. I steelhead fish out here in Western Washington, Sol Duc, HoH and Cowlitz rivers. Egg patterns work very well in the shallow seams with a sinking line and long leader.

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  20. Great work! would love to have some of these egg flies , so realistic !

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