Five Hundred Faithful Followers. Let’s celebrate!

TGIF, fellow Currentseamsers. And thank you for being part of the Faithful Five Hundred! To celebrate, we’re doing our customary flies-tied-by-Steve giveaway. Here are the contest rules:

1) No purchase necessary.

2) You must be a follower of currentseams to enter. (If you’re not one already, you become a follower by clicking on the “Stay current with currentseams” button on the home page.)

3) To enter, leave a comment on this thread saying you wish to enter AND share with us the name of a favorite fly pattern. One entry per person. Deadline for entering is 11:59pm March 31, 2017 (no foolin’). Three winners will be chosen at random. The winners will be notified in the comments section of this thread or by email, and will be responsible for sending me their address so I can ship the flies out. Sorry, I can only ship to U.S. addresses.

4) All decisions by me are final.

Thanks again for reading and following currentseams.

A dozen classic North Country spiders — and they could be yours. One lucky winner will get to swim these in a river this spring. They’re tied on light wire hooks with Pearsall’s Gossamer silks. Left cork: Winter Brown, Black Magic. Right cork, clockwise from 3 o’clock: Orange Partridge, Snipe and Purple, Grey Partridge, Poult Bloa.



84 comments on “Five Hundred Faithful Followers. Let’s celebrate!

  1. Rick says:

    I would like to enter

    Rainbow Warrior

  2. twistedtippet says:

    I’ll enter.. The blind clouser

  3. Bruce Robinson says:

    I would like to enter. Pattern ” almost nothing”

  4. Paul says:

    I’d love to be in the running.

    Lefty’s Deceiver

  5. Ron Ragaini says:

    Congrats Steve! I would like to enter the contest for the flies. My favorite fly is a tan caddis larva(bead head) in a size 18.
    Keep up the great writing and tying.

  6. Gary says:

    Hi Steve – I’d like to enter. My favorite fly is a pheasant tail that I probably fish 75% of the time.

  7. plsullivan62 says:

    I would like to enter. Favorite fly is the Leadwing Coachman.

    I enjoy this blog very much.


  8. David Studeman says:

    Steve, please put me in your contest. Love the Purple and Snipe spider!

    Thanks for your posts! Read them every time!


  9. Michael Silfen says:

    Steve I’d love to enter. Favorite fly is your squirrel and ginger. Terrific pattern. Took a while to get the hackle right but once I did started giving them out spreading the gospel of wet fly fishing.

  10. Alex Argyros says:

    I’d love to enter. A fly I love is a pheasant tail tied like Frank Sawyer originally tied them.

  11. Alex Brooks says:

    Hello Steve. Congrats! I’ll enter. My favorite fly is the Mickey Finn tied with marabou instead of deer hair.

  12. Matt Bancroft says:

    Hi Steve – many congratulations. 500 is an impressive milestone to pass. I would love to enter please. My favorite pattern is the Soft Hackled Bead Head Pheasant Tail – such a simple but versatile and effective pattern. Thank you for all the great stuff that you write and post!

  13. Congrats on 500 followers, that is awesome! If I could only fish one fly, it would be a prince nymph. My first steelhead was caught on a sz 10 prince, and dozens upon dozens of white fish have been landed on the fly and have saved what would have been otherwise skunk-filled days on the water.

  14. larry marino says:

    Steve long time follower. Squirrel and ginger and magic fly have never let me down. Thanks

  15. Brian Labowsky says:

    It’s a toss up between one of my own creations and just about any soft hackles. Always enjoy your posts Steve.

  16. John A says:

    Please count me in. Spent a couple of hours last night tying some Spiders. Not sure what it is. They are not complicated, a little technique not much, but I think they are so cool to tie.

    Oh I had a glass of Bourbon with me too. That might have contributed to the fun.

  17. Steve M. says:

    Please enter me Steve. My favorite – Colorado to Maine is a #14 Usual!

  18. joseph ganun says:

    Congratulations on an impressive milestone. Next up, one thousand. I wish to enter the fly giveaway. My favorite FW fly is a #14 Brown Stick Bugger and SW it would be a # 2 Yellow Seaducer.

  19. Georges Boyer says:

    please enter me. my favorite fly is a pt with partridge hackle. congrats on the 500. Can’t believe its not 5,000!

  20. Ray Hamilton says:

    Steve, I won the saltwater flies but will greedily go for the spiders as well.

  21. Jim says:

    Steve. I’m a big fan of your blog. My favorite fly is the pheasant tail nymph or any of your offerings.

  22. Keith Daniels says:

    Congrat’s Steve. SHBHPT

  23. Peter Bogdonoff says:

    Steve, 500 of us? Hooyah! Please put me in for a dozen wets. My go-to fly is the Prince Nymph in size 8 for steehead & big brookies.

  24. Vicky Howard says:

    Although ever evolving, my current go to fly is the R-F Caddis

  25. Jason Peyser says:

    I’;; take an entry. Can I put two? The EH Caddis with a BHPT dropper. All I need for small stream brookies

  26. Vicky Howard says:

    oops Forgot to say I would like to enter, R-F Caddis

  27. Gin Clear says:

    Hey Steve, I would like to enter and like all of your striper ties, but the September Night is one of my favorites.

  28. Rich Redman says:

    Count me in on entering this contest. I typically don’t follow any fly tying recipes anymore, I like to create my own, but a loop wing emerger/dry in dun is my fly of choice. I guess I would call it a Dun Loop Wing!

  29. Manny says:

    Hi Steve — I would like to enter & my favorite pattern is of course a clouser.

    All the best – Manny

  30. Edward Constantini says:

    Hi Steve, I think the North Country spiders are a terrific fly and I have fished them for many years. Please enter me in the drawing.



  31. Colin Brennan says:

    I would love to enter and my choice would be the Rock Island flatwing because i have never fished the herring run and this year will be my first shot and that Rock Island looks awesome. Thanks for the contest.

  32. Walter Engelke says:

    I wish to enter and of course my favorite fly is the “magic fly” which has inspired a whole new approach to dry fly fishing

  33. Bob Mlynar says:

    Hi Steve, I’d like to enter. Frenchie.

  34. charly fish says:

    yes please enter me in theb”500″ contest
    favorite fly any of the Salmon flies



    I would like to enter the contest.  My favorite fly is the feather wing wet fly called Light Cahill. Regards,


    Michael J. Sebetich, Ph.D. Emeritus Professor of Biology William Paterson University Wayne, NJ 07470 Home phone: 973-423-4046 Cell phone: 551-206-2453 email:

  36. andrew attias says:

    Steve–I would like to enter and my favorite pattern is the dark hendrickson shbeadhead—love your site!

  37. JonH says:

    Steve, currentseams is a delight. I would like to enter. Favorite pattern: RLS L&L Special

  38. Jack Swegel says:

    Congratulations on reaching 500. I want to enter the contest. I think I joined your list of happy followers at #135. My favorite fly is a sand eel pattern using Jack Gartside’s secret stuff over a body of EZ fly body. Stripers love it.

  39. Ron says:

    Congrats on 500, please enter me for the flies.

    My favorite fly is starling and purple soft hackle.

  40. Larry Gaska says:

    Congratulations on hitting 500; I enjoy your site. Count me in on the contest. Favorite “go to” fly is a size 16 Gold Ribbed Hares Ear.

  41. Ed Bowsza says:

    I would like to enter. Favorite + Prince nymph

  42. nbnewssite says:

    I would like to enter. My favorite fly is the griffiths gnat. When I keep getting refusals from a rising trout the griffiths gnat almost always converts!

  43. Robert Winot says:

    Sign me up for the flies. Love your post. On a June evening give me a light cahil wet.

  44. Scott Tabar says:

    Love ’em😄 Lease enter me in contest.

  45. Mike B says:

    I’m in. Size 16 olive X caddis. Congrats on the follows.

  46. Len navitsky says:

    Fav fly is breadcrust

  47. Chad parsons says:

    Please add me to the contest A favorite fly pt with hot spot

  48. Michael Williams says:

    I would like to enter

    September Night – stripers really wack it


  49. Chris Eburg says:

    I would like to enter
    Bead head soft hackle pheasant tail..

  50. William Kirousis says:

    Count me in…

    Chernobyl Ant (the bigger, the uglier, the better :))

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