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  1. Awesome job, Bob! Thanks for putting it all together. John
  2. Well, a rather eclectic set of flies have been officially left with the USPS. Hopefully, you should be seeing them shortly. As a hint as to what's to come I have to first say they're not all mine. Some are, but there are others that were given to me, some tied by friends, and some that were purchased. Some are small, and some are large. Some are for trout, and some are not. Is that vague enough? Horseshoes, thanks for putting this on. Great idea! John
  3. Ha! It'll be NO problem to toss in more than 12. I'll go for it. John
  4. Count me in. I have way too many bugs sitting around, plus it'll make my wife really happy :-) John
  5. Tom, And here's another tutorial that's much better at explaining than I am :-) http://www.photoshopessentials.com/photosh...t-effects/gold/ Have fun! John
  6. Tom, what version of Photoshop are you using, and are you wanting the text in just a gold color, or are you wanting it to have the "texture" of a gold bar? It's possible to "sample" colors using the eydropper tool, and there are some tricks for turning text into textures. John
  7. Bob, I guess it's gonna have to be a regular thing! Not only do I get to hand off some flies and enjoy a great lunch, I get some extra flies out of it too! Thanks for a good time and the extras John
  8. Carl, Half a dozen Adams are coming your way (keep some for yourself). It's always been a special fly to me because it was the first one I ever tied that caught a fish ;-) Thanks so much for putting this all together. John
  9. I got Kathy Scott's DVD and have been a furling nut ever since: http://flyanglersonline.com/prorevw/kathyscott.php With little investment, I've been able to furl up some really nice leaders. It also gives me the chance to experiment with different mono and thread manufacturers to see how they work. And I gonna echo the advice about being forewarned... furling leaders can become as addictive as tying flies :-) John
  10. It sure did! It's back in the box for another go :-)
  11. Just to let y'all know... I had one fine day yesterday using some of the flies from this swap. Big E, I didn't get a picture (sorry), but caught a nice rainbow on your Wally Wing Caddis. I also caught 'bows on Sully TM's Animal, Racer X's Brown Foam Deer Hair, and Old Hat's X-Caddis. Matter of fact the X-Caddis was the one that lured a nice 13-inch brown up from the bottom of a small foothill stream. I didn't get a chance to try 'em all, but hey I'm just getting started. Thanks guys! John
  12. OK, I now know that everybody has received their flies. Sweet! You guys get out and enjoy 'em all. I'll be working on the "Softex Caddis" step-by-step this weekend, and will try to post some pix real soon. Thanks for participating! John
  13. Well, we've heard from most people... I know Racer X got his flies. SullyTM, jrbean1, and Dezod... have you guys received your flies? Hate to see all that great work go missing in the mail :-) Thanks! John
  14. cencal and Big E, glad to know they arrived safely. Thanks for joining in! John
  15. Bob, yeah funny how fast that trip up the road is :-) Robert M, wow, that is fast to central Texas. Way cool! And Old Hat, glad they arrived safely. Heading up north was quick! All, I'm still planning on posting pix of the process I used to create the "Softex" winged caddis, but it's going to take a few days. I'm wrapped up this weekend, but next week looks like it's opening up. Thanks again. John
  16. Carl, love the fly. What hook is that? Thanks! John
  17. Just a heads up y'all... the flies have left the building! Everything has been sorted, collected, perused, and dropped off. I would expect some of you might see these as early as Saturday, maybe Monday for others. Let me know when they arrive. Thanks to all for participating John
  18. Alrighty ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls... we have our flies! Received Dezod's Lime Trudes in yesterday's mail. Wow! You are going to love these flies. They have "fish me" written all over them. Gorgeous. So, that now means my job is to sort and collect and get them back to you. Give me a day to put them together and I'll get them right back in the mail for you. As soon as they're outta here I'll let you know. Then, if you all would post a reply or send a PM to let me know that you received them, that'd be great. Thanks for participating, and here's to looking for goodies coming your way soon John
  19. What a great day to go to the mailbox. Actually, it was this afternoon when I picked up yesterday's mail. Received cencalfly's Kings River Caddis and Racer X's Foam Deer Hair Caddis. Cencal, these are great! Attention to detail is fabulous. And Racer X, nice job. I love the simplicity of the materials. Thanks guys! John
  20. Thanks, Bob, even if I didn't say "I'm attracted."
  21. Received Robert M's Tape Wing Caddis in yesterday's mail. Boy, these are sweet! The iridescence of the wings is really amazing. Thanks Robert! John
  22. Sweet! Thanks, cencal. John
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