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  1. Haha. I think I'm going to send them in for enlargement surgery instead. More cleavage the better I always say.
  2. Here are photos of the flies from this swap. Thanks again everybody who participated. Not a huge swap, but definitely a fun one.
  3. I finally heard back from Foambug yesterday. He is very sorry for not getting the flies done. I had been out of town and tried to give him extra time to respond. It was such a small swap so I was hoping his second set of flies would show up in the mail. The selection of flies is still pretty awesome even though it is small. I mixed up the extras that were for foambug and sending them back to you guys. I'll be mailing the flies out today. Thanks again for everybody who participated. Tim
  4. Hey you guys, I haven't heard from Foambug after a couple attempts to contact him. He might be out of town or something. Unfortunately Foambug's files appear to be lost in the mail. This is only my second hosted swap. Not exactly sure what to do or how long to wait. Any advice would be appreciated.
  5. Got Joseph Russell's flies the other day. Great ties! Foambug is going tie a new set of flies. The first set appears to be lost in the mail. After I get the last set I will mail them out right away.
  6. Just to give you guys a heads up about a potential delay in sending the flies out. Foambug's flies appear to be lost in the mail. He sent them a while ago. I'll be going to the post office today and see if they are being held there for some reason. If I don't get them on Friday he said he'll tie up a new batch over the weekend. I think I should be receiving Joseph Russels flies today or tomorrow since he lives not too far from me.
  7. got some excellent flies from grey brook yesterday. two hooks on a streamer is better than one! I have a fishing friend that loves using treble hooks on his lures. I get so angry when he outfishes me, so I have a secret loathing of flies/lures/bait with more than one hook or a treble hook. I'm not sure if my loathing is justified since I've read all kinds of different arguments on the topic and see the benefits of both ways. But I'm sure a lot of other people get even more upset when they see more than one hook on a fly like these sex dungeons that grey brook submitted.
  8. Got flies from Jimboha! on Saturday. Well tied and interesting, but I wouldn't say it looks very pretty. It makes me lose my appetite a little.. haha. I'm looking forward to the challenge of catching a trout on this fly one day. Probably going to fish the pattern at night when the trout can't see how special this fly is. Or maybe use it on the Los Angeles River for carp. Those carp will eat anything, especially something that looks so unappetizing. The only other flies I've received so far are from Vicrider. Hopefully the rest will show up soon.
  9. Just got back. Vicrider your flies are awesome. Thanks for the q's bugs. Will be putting them to good use this weekend.
  10. What goes through a persons mind to do something like this? It just boggles my mind! Especially to tell the admin on here that they will be sent out and not do it. If I was a part of this swap I'd be going bizerk on that guy. I can't imagine how many hours spent tying all those flies by you guys. Just awful.
  11. Your flies probably have arrived Vicrider by now. I'm out of town till the 16th and have the post office holding the mail for me. I'm sure they are great. I'll be tying mine up when I return home.
  12. Got the flies they are awesome!
  13. The deadline to sign up has passed. I have heard back from most people about changing the swap. Since we have 6 participants that means we will tie up 10 flies. Tie up 2 of the same fly per participant other than yourself. Thanks to all who signed up!
  14. Jimboha great idea. The swap has been open for a week and no new sign ups for a few days. I think doubling up is a good. If anybody is against it please write here soon. If not we will go ahead with Jimboha's idea.
  15. Hope more people will sign up. I'll leave it open for a few more days since we only have 6 right now.
  16. Sounds like the fly is well on the way to getting a bad reputation. I'm sure it will be great. The more offensive the better!
  17. I really wanted to sign up for that Carp swap. I didn't do it because he said for serious carp people. I've never caught a carp, so I didn't feel qualified to join. Really sucks what happened.
  18. I don't know about your reputation, but your flies sure do catch fish! I caught about 30 fish on the Al Q's Beach Bug you submitted to the west coast surf fly swap a while back. Too bad I lost that fly. It was pretty lucky. Very different than how I tie it or how Al ties it. I thought it was pretty ugly when I first saw it. But that doesn't matter if the fly is deadly!
  19. Welcome grey brook and joseph russell to the swap. Nice choice grey brook. Joseph Russell, Blob flies are perfect for the swap! Guaranteed to make a dry fly purist blood boil.
  20. Swap is closed. We have 6 participants. That means we will tie up 10 flies. Tie up 2 of the same fly per participant other than yourself. I'm sure almost everybody has come across an internet troll before, but I'm not sure how many people have come across a fly tying troll. A fly tying troll ties certain particular flies to elicit negative reactions from people. Your fly must have at least one of these attributes to be included in the swap: controversial hated banned obnoxious It can be the name, history, materials or nature of the fly that meets at least one of these requirements. A fly loathed because people don't think it is a fly is perfect for this swap (worm, pellet fly, bread fly, propeller etc) The fly I chose is the Booby fly. This fly was banned in some UK lakes because it was too effective at catching fish. Also, the name of the fly is a little controversial. It is named Booby because of a resemblance to women who look like Dolly Parton! Flies are due August 12th. 1. tim980 - Booby Fly 2. grey brook - Sex Dungeon Streamers 3. joseph russell - Blob Flies 4. vicrider - Pistol Pete's 5. Jimboha! - Dog Food Fly 6. foambug - Madam X
  21. All eggs have been received and will be mailed out today. I updated the first post with photos. Some are blurry and I will redo them later. I'm not a good photographer as you can see! Thanks everybody for participating.
  22. Mine came today. I am humbled by the quality of the flies in this swap. These are amazing flies.
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