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Soft hackle swap. In the mail

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A bit darker variation of Lil Dorothy will hit the PO box tomorrow:

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Floss & thread darkened with cobbler's wax (thanks to the generosity of a certain member here and on another site, finally getting the hang of using the stuff) added brown and orange to the thorax dubbing, and light ginger hen hackle. 

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Thirteen dark watchets are on their little way, 2-5 day estimate for arrival

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pics and SBS to follow.

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And...my 13 drowned egg laying caddis are on the way also. Swapmeister gets the extra.

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Unlike the proverbial check, the flies are in the mail.

The pattern is a March Brown Spider. From "The Soft-Hackled Fly and Tiny Soft Hackles" by Sylvester Nemes, here's the recipe (page 142):

body: Mixed hair from hare's face
rib: Narrow gold (small gold wire in this case)
hackle: Brown partridge
tying silk: Orange

Enjoy!

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I'm really looking forward to this. Lots of good stuff going on here. Thanks for hosting, DF

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Mine are leaving today, sorry for such close timing, the soft hackle on these are made from morhen feathers

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5 hours ago, DarrellP said:

Still waiting on a couple.  Will send out this weekend either way.

My tracking says out for delivery, you should get them today

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Only one left.  I try to give a few days grace, because mail service is inconsistent 

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Going into the mail on Wednesday.   Cannot get to the PO before then due to work.

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I mailed flies today.  Recoveronthefly never sent hers in.  I think there are extenuating circumstances. 

Somehow I misplaced Woodenlegs flies.  I have turned my house upside down looking.  I wrote everyone's address and will mail them when I find them.  I am embarrassed. 

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2 hours ago, DarrellP said:

Somehow I misplaced Woodenlegs flies.  I have turned my house upside down looking.  I wrote everyone's address and will mail them when I find them.  

May I suggest (with the approval of others in swap) that when you find them, it might be better to donate them to a TU chapter or something similar,  to be auctioned off.   No reason you should have to pay for all that postage.

Things happen. Thanks for hosting.

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